25 07 21 – The Feast Day of St James

25 07 21 The Feast Day of St James

25 July is the Feast Day of St James – known as St James the Great in Silsoe and St James the Apostle in Pulloxhill.

Rev David Payne celebrates this day with a service filmed in and around Pulloxhill Church, with a bible reading by Liz Coulson. Music is provided by the singers and musicians from St Martins in the Field, the Royal School of Church Music and Kevin Mayhew Ltd.

To see the Order of Service and watch the service on YouTube, click on the buttons below – each will open in a new window.

You are welcome to watch the service at any time – if you wish to worship at the same time as our congregations in church, you will find the times of this week’s Church services below.

Church Services for 25 July 2021

8:30am Holy Communion  (BCP) at Flitton Church led by Rev David Payne

9:30am Holy Communion at Silsoe Church led by Maggie Jeeves, with a sermon from Rev David Payne

11:00am Holy Communion – Patronal Festival at Pulloxhill Church led by Rev David Payne with a sermon by Reader Gillian Kern

Praying hands

We congratulate

John McSwiggan & Natalie Smith

who were married
in Flitton Church
on 17th July

Please remember in your prayers this week

Those who have recently died, including

Les Chambers,
June Witney

and their family and friends
who mourn them

Those who are ill

Des Brazier,
Alice Butler,
Kay Chambers,
Kara De Napoli – granddaughter
of Margaret Butt
Stella Lawton,
Sally Metianu,
Bill Powers,
Joan Preston,
Malcolm Smith

and we also remember

Jonah – born at 27 weeks –
great-grandson of Anne Stiles

All the staff and residents
at Taymer Nursing Home

Following the Government’s announcement on 19 July, the Church of England has issued a response, including this statement: “The prospect of the lifting of legal restrictions will be both a relief and a cause of anxiety and we are aware that there is likely still to be significant guidance in place. We have already been considering our current guidance to churches and are awaiting updated Government guidance for places of worship.”

At a local level Rev David will be consulting with Churchwardens and the Ministry Team to determine a way forward that can be put to the Church Councils. To allow time to absorb advice and plan accordingly, we do not expect to be changing our practice until Sunday 1st August at the earliest.

Consideration of the future of video services will form part of our overall plans for worship in future.

We thank all our congregation who have been continuing to support us whilst our Churches have been closed, with contributions made directly to our bank accounts or by passing money to our treasurers.  

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