Listed below are the services we are currently planning. These do depend on how the roadmap out of lockdown progresses and may be subject to change at short notice.
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.
All previous Virtual Vicar services will remain available – when we started recording them last Easter we certainly didn’t envisage we would still be recording over a year later!
|Date||Live Service Details|
|1 August||Silsoe 9:30am Holy Communion led by Rev David Payne|
|Pulloxhill 11:00am Holy Communion led by Rev David Payne|
|Flitton 11:00am Morning Worship leb by Maggie Jeeves|
|8 August||Flitton 9:30am Holy Communion led by Rev David Payne|
|Silsoe 11:00am Morning Worship led by Maggie Jeeves, sermon by Rev David Payne|
|Pulloxhill 6:00pm Evening Prayer led by Reader Roy Pinnock|
|15 August||Silsoe 9:30am Holy Communion led by Rev Anna Garvie|
|Pulloxhill 11:00am Morning Worship led by Reader Gillian Kern|
|22 August||Flitton 8:30am Holy Communion (BCP) led by Rev Anne Barker|
|Pulloxhill 11:00am Morning Worship led by Reader Roy Pinnock|
|29 August||Flitton 10:00am United Benefice Holy Communion led by Rev David Payne|
Coming to Communion
Sometimes people are put off coming to a communion service because they are not confirmed; however all are welcome to come forward for a blessing, even if they are not confirmed – usually people let the minister know this by bringing their service sheet or book with them in their hands so that the priest knows they would like a blessing.
A blessing is when God is asked to come and be present on and in a person through the action of his Spirit. Children are also welcome to come and receive a blessing.
We welcome all those who are accepted in full membership
of their own churches to receive Holy Communion
If you are unable to get out and would like Home Communion, it may be possible for your local Churchwarden to arrange it. Please contact the appropriate Churchwarden.