Benefice News – July 2022

31 July – Pet Service at Silsoe

Guinea Pig and Dachshund

Daisy the Dachshund meeting one of Rev Louise’s guinea pigs at the Pet Service at Silsoe.  We had dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits at the Pet Service, plus some cats given a mention but not there in pawson!

All the animals were very well behaved and even joined in the service with some barked responses at appropriate times.

Pet Service
Pet Service
Pet Service
Pet Service

24 July 2022 – Afternoon Tea at the Vicarage

Afternoon Tea at the Vicarage

Thanks to Revs Simon and Louise for hosting afternoon tea at the Vicarage.  It was a lovely afternoon with a surfeit of delicious cakes plus a great opportunity for Simon and Louise to get to know more of their new parishioners.

The quite strong breeze kept us cool – whilst Martyn and Gordon showed us how to hold on to our hats!

Martyn & Gordon
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea
Afternoon Tea

13 July 2022 – Licensing of Rev Simon Moore and Rev Louise Moore

It was a great evening on Wednesday 13 July when Reverends Simon and Louise Moore were licensed and installed as our new Vicars by the Bishop of Bedford and the Archdeacon of Bedford in front of family, friends, colleagues and parishioners from the old and new parishes.

After the service, people were able to mingle over refreshments at Silsoe Village Hall.

You can watch a recording of the Licensing Service and see more pictures here

Licensing Procession
Rev Simon & Louise Moore and the Bishop of Bedford
After the licensing
Licensing celebrations