Benefice News and Forthcoming Events

Details of forthcoming events around the Benefice can be found by clicking on the appropriate button below:

Rev David Payne

Welcome to Rev David Payne

We are delighted to announce that the Reverend David Payne has been appointed as the Priest in Charge for the Benefice of Silsoe, Flitton and Pulloxhill. David was the Vicar of Bottesford, Muston, Redmile, Plungar and Barkestone in the Vale of Belvoir (Leicester Diocese) and Deanery Pastoral Ministry Enabler.

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Rev Ian Smith appointed at Renhold

On Sunday 29 September Bishop Richard had prepared a statement regarding the appointment of Rev Ian Smith which was read out at both Renhold and Flitton Churches at the same time. It read; I am delighted to confirm that the Reverend Ian Smith is to be the new Minister in Charge (0.5) of the Benefice of Renhold. It is hoped

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Rev Dave retires

Sunday 11 August saw a packed church for Rev Dave’s final  service.  At this United Benefice service held in Silsoe Church over 150 adults and children sang Dave’s favourite hymns and listened to his chosen readings. At the end of the service, Dave and Kath were presented with a large cheque donated by the parishioners from all 3 parishes which

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Rev Dave Bell announces his retirement

At the Palm Sunday service on 14 April, which Dave Bell did not attend because he was unwell,  Rev Ian Smith read a letter from Dave Bell to the congregation in which he stated that he will be retiring from the benefice. The exact date of his retirement has not been finalised but he will let the congregations know when

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Lent Course: “Who is my neighbour?”

This course will  run throughout Lent within the Benefice . Each of the sessions takes a look at our world in a multi faith society focusing on Judaism, Islam and Christianity. We will look at their foundations faith, history; major events, key players and the basic ethos of Judaism, Islam and our Christian faith.  This will also include a visit

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Rev Ian Smith celebrates his first communion as a priest.

On Sunday 1 July 2018, the day after his priesting at St Albans Abbey, Ian Smith led his first communion. The service was a United Benefice service, held at St James the Apostle Pulloxhill, and attended by over 110 people from across the Benefice. Introducing the service Dave Bell congratulated Ian Smith on his priesting and commented on what a

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