Historic News & Events

Bowl of soup

An Update from Margaret

The Soup and Pud lunch on Saturday 21st was a great success. Lots of you came and everyone said how delicious the food was. Thank you if you came and/or helped in some way. We will do it again as it was such a nice community event.

Bible Study

Friday 20 January 2pm to 3:30pm at Silsoe Vicarage


The first meeting of the Bible Book Club will be on Friday 20th January at 2pm-3.30pm approx, at Silsoe Vicarage.

Please read or listen to Mark’s gospel (about 1.5 hours to read it all) and come with thoughts, questions and insights to share.

All are welcome.

If you want to look at some background please look at the Bible Society website

Flitton music
Pulloxhill Holly

Friday 2 December  – Christmas Carol Concert

With the Pulloxhill Singers

Tickets are £10 to include refreshments, available on the door or reserve on 01525 861215

Flitton Grotto

Sunday 27 November – Flitton Christmas Market


Join us in Flitton Church Hall for our Christmas Market – 2:30pm to 5pm.

As well as the market stalls, Santa will be there in his Grotto

Prayer Course

The Prayer Course

Rev Simon and Rev Louise  would love to invite anyone to join them for the ‘The Prayer Course’ –  it is for all who want to grow in their relationship with God.

It began weekly on Monday 3rd October at 7.30pm in the Vicarage and finishes by 9pm and you are welcome to join in the coming weeks.

You can find out more by looking at www.prayercourse.org

Come and join us.


Simon and Louise

Pulloxhill Xmas Tree

Saturday 19 November – Pulloxhill Christmas Coffee Morning

10:30 am to 12 noon

Coffee, tea, bacon rolls and cakes

Tombola, Raffle and Liz’s Quiz

Pulloxhill Church Hall

Messy Church

16 October  – 4pm – 5:30pm in Silsoe Church

Messy Sunday

Last Sunday we had Messy Church in Silsoe Church for the first time since the Pandemic. It was a great, chaotic, joyful, all age event with some good learning for all from the story of Noah. We celebrated God’s faithfulness and the wonderful rescue of animals and people from the flood. Daisy and Bert the crocodiles talked about what it was like on the Ark. We made crafts and sang and danced and prayed. Then supper before going home. We are planning regular Messy Sundays for the future – our next one will be in Flitton Church Hall at 4pm on 15 January – a date for your diary.

A lively fun and creative time together for families, children and people of all ages.

Songs, stories, puppets, crafts and prayers, ending with tea together.

Numbers Limited so book on revsimon@3churches.uk

Voluntary Donations

All Welcome

Silsoe Photo Competition

News of the Weekend

With over 200 photos on display, we had a steady stream of visitors to the Church over the weekend.

As well as the photos entered in  our Competition and  all the submissions to the Greetings Card Project, we had the Shillington Camera Club Print Exhibition and a number of craft stalls.

And, of course, there was tea/coffee and delicious home-made cakes available all weekend.

Silsoe Photo Competition


Congratulations to Niamh Shattock who won the 13-17 years category with her photo of Barton Springs and to Finlay Holt who’s image ‘Snoozing on a Sunday’ was Highly Commended in that category.

In the 18 and over category, Gillian Chapple won with her image of ‘Home Moorings’.  Ruby Preece was second with her ‘Generations’ image and Mike Olney was third with his image ‘A Strange Home’



Highly Commended were images from Fenella Bull, Ian Chapple, Gillian Chapple, Maggie Jeeves and Katie Shattock.

Harvest Flitton
Harvest Silsoe

Saturday 24 September – Silsoe Harvest Supper

7.30pm in Silsoe Village Hall – Tickets £12 per person

A traditional Ham and Cheese Ploughman’s Supper followed by Apple Pie and cream, with Apple Juice will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own drink if you prefer. Disposable plates, cutlery and glasses will  be provided.

(Please advise in advance of any special dietary requirements or tell us if you would like a vegetarian option)

To order tickets (and advise of any special dietary requirements), please call:

Jan on 01525 860550  or  Alan on 01525 864805  or  Katie on 07949 156341

Church Vision Morning

Saturday 24 September – Church Vision Morning 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Summary of the Morning

You can read Simon and Louise’s summary of the morning here

Rev Simon and Rev Louise  say ‘Our prayer is that we will discover together the way forward to serve the villages of Flitton, Pulloxhill and Silsoe, to bring the love of God in Jesus to all. One way that we can do this is a Church Vision Morning that we plan to have on Saturday September 24th that we would love all who are able to come to, please do make it a date.’

The Church Vision Morning will be held from 10am to 1pm in Flitton Church Hall.

Knitted Bible Scene

16/17/18 September – Flitton Bible Yarns Exhibition

Update from Margaret

The Knitted Bible Exhibition was amazing – even more effective than I had expected. It was lovely to see so many people. A huge thank you to all helpers, cake bakers, craft makers, jam makers etc. Everyone who came said how impressed they were with the displays and how nice our church looked. It took 2 days to put up and then a morning to pack it all away again but it was worth it.

Bike & Hike

Saturday 10 September – Historic Churches Bike ‘n Hike

Update from Margaret

I managed to visit the 15 churches and cycle a marathon. It was quite subdued but I’m convinced that The Queen would have approved of the event and the people who took part. Thanks to everyone who sponsored me. I raised £640 which is a great total.

Bike ‘n Hike is the main annual fundraising event for the Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust and makes for a great day out.   

Each church involved keeps half of the funds raised by its supporters, while the remainder plus gift aid goes to the Trust to be awarded as grants to help maintain these historic buildings.

Margaret Butt will be cycling a marathon for Flitton Church and hopefully visiting 15 churches. If you would like to sponsor Margaret please contact her on mkatebutt@yahoo.co.uk. Last year, Margaret raised £600 and is hoping to match that or even better it this year.

Duncan Robb is taking part for Pulloxhill Church.  If you would like to sponsor Duncan , please contact him on 07957 488 456 or duncan@drpropconsultancy.com

Pulloxhill Singers

Friday 2 September – Pulloxhill Singers Golden Anniversary Concert

A great achievement – the Pulloxhill singers have been entertaining us for 50 years! 

Featuring guest soprano Lottie Greenhowe, the Pulloxhill Singers will be singing ‘Songs from the Shows’ on Friday 2 September at 7:30 pm in Pulloxhill Church

Tickets are £15 including bubbly and canapes. 

Contact Hilary on 01525 861215 to purchase your tickets.

Silsoe Greetings card project
Pulloxhill Art Exhibition

Organised by the Friends of Pulloxhill Church

Afternoon Tea

Saturday 24 July @ 3pm – Afternoon Tea at the Vicarage

Reverends Louise and Simon would like to invite the church family to an Afternoon Tea Party at the Vicarage on Sunday 24 July at 3pm.

If you can offer a cake, please let them know (01525 643478) – a few garden chairs would be helpful.

A lovely afternoon was had by all – you can find some pictures here

Rev Simon Moore

Saturday 24 July @ 11am – Grill A Vicar

Rev Simon and Rev Louise are now entering into the life of our communities.

On Sunday 24th July we have the  regular Pulloxhill ‘Social Sunday’ when everyone, whether regular worshippers or those just curious to see what’s going on at the church, is very welcome to come along for free refreshments and an opportunity to ‘Grill a Vicar’ – NO not a barbecue but a chance to ask Simon all about himself and for him to ask you what you would like to see happening in our Parish.  Why not join us?

Saturday 16 July

Pulloxhill Coffee Cup