Benefice News and Forthcoming Events

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

Afghan map

AFGHAN REFUGEES – LOCAL APPEAL – UPDATED 11/09/2021

Updated 11/09/2021. Rev David is organising a collection for the people who have fled the Taliban and have managed to get to England. Several families are in Luton. They need basic toiletries and food which can be used with limited cooking facilities If you are able to help,  please take your items to The Vicarage in Silsoe as soon as possible or contact Jo Payne on 01525 864858 to arrange collection.

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Harvesting

Virtual Harvest Service – help needed

We are looking at recording a service to celebrate Harvest. If you’d be interested in contributing to in any way (by offering to read, contribute musically, offer technical talents or be involved in any other way), pleasecontact Clare Butler Ellis at clare.butlerellis@gmail.com as soon

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De Grey Mausoleum

The De Grey Mausoleum – opening 2 days in September

English Heritage are planning to open the De Grey Mausoleum in Flitton Church on two dates in September.  This is your opportunity to have a look round this historic Mausoleum  so why not put the date in your diary? Opening times are: Sunday 5th September – 2pm – 4pm Wednesday 15th September – 2pm – 4pm

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bike n hike

Historic Churches Trust – Bike ‘n Hike

The annual Bike ‘n Hike organised by the Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust is on 11 September.  This is a sponsored event with 50% of all monies raised returned to the local church. Margaret Butt from Flitton has started getting into training and says ‘It’s some years since I had done any cycling at all so it’s quite hard.

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