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.
Friday 20 January 2pm to 3:30pm at Silsoe Vicarage
BIBLE BOOK CLUB
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
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
Sunday 27 November – Flitton Christmas Market
CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
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
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
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
16 October – 4pm – 5:30pm in Silsoe Church
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.
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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.
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.
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
Saturday 24 September – Church Vision Morning 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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.
Organised by the Friends of Pulloxhill Church
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
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
Ash Wednesday – Reading Romans 10.13-16. Lent is like a journey. We walk towards Holy Week …..
At one time or another, almost all of us will have wished that we were better at prayer – even the first disciples asked Jesus how to pray. In this eight week Zoom course based around the Lord’s Prayer, we’ll begin with the question ‘Why Pray?’ and go on to explore different ways of prayer that
include listening, adoration and contemplation.
Join us for our Benefice Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday 17th February as we prepare to make the journey through Lent together. The service will be presented by David Payne & Anne Barker and be available on the Virtual Vicar page from 7.00am on Ash Wednesday morning.