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20 January 2023 - Bible Book Club

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

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.

Silsoe Easter Craft Fair

Come along to Silsoe Church, High Street, MK45 4DR on Saturday 1st April between 10am and 4pm and enjoy our Easter Craft Fair.

Rev Simon and Rev Louise will be leading FREE children’s activities in the Chancel and we will have lots of Craft Stalls around the Church.

There’ll be refreshments available all day, so why not pop in for a browse and a coffee?  Entrance to the Fair is FREE.

SOME OF OUR STALL HOLDERS

SILSOE HOBBIES GROUP

Selling:

Knitted/Crochet animals
Fridge Magnets
Easter Card & Gifts
Lap Blankets
Scarves & Shawls

The Hobbies Group meets in Silsoe Village Hall on Thursdays at 2pm for a couple of hours.  Contact Anne Govier on annegovier1a@gmail.com for more details

SALFIA JEWELLERY

Clare Coffey – clare.brown31@ntlworld.com

 

Salfia Jewellery

CREATIVE CRAFTS

Creative Crafts

Decoupage –   jars, vases, stones, candle holders, wreaths, plant holders, small upcycled drawers, etc.

www.facebook.com/creativecraftsbylynndougan/

lkford63@gmail.com

 

DIAMOND MELTS

Diamond Melts

Handmade soy wax melts, candles, room sprays, car diffusers and more

https://www.diamondmelts-7.com/

JULIA CAIN

Julia's Creations

Fabric bags, cushions, greetings cards, etc.
juliaday5@hotmail.com

 

Sew Inspired

 

J PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY

Jackie Phillip

Canvases and Wire Work

jackiephanna@yahoo.co.uk

www.instagram.com/jackiephillips481/

 

KAT’S GIFTS

Kat's Gifts

Flower bouquets, Easter Egg Baskets, etc.

www.facebook.com/kat.gifts1

kats.gifts@outlook.com

STOCKTON FARM
Stockton Farm Chutneys

Jams, chutneys, honey, cookies

www.facebook.com/StocktonFarmNormandy/

Suzannestock@outlook.com

SCRITSY

Scritsy logo

Luxury homemade hand and body creams

hello@scritsy.com

www.scritsy.com

ARTWORK BY ABIGAIL

Artwork by Abigail logo

Hand decorated gifts, bags, t-shirts plus lino prints and more

artworkbyabigail@btinternet.com

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/artworkbyabigailGb

 

MADE BY GURVINDER

Made by Gurvinder logo

Pet portraits, card designs, coasters, candle holders and more.

www.instagram.com/by_gurvinder_b/

KAREN’S CREATIONS

Handmade cards and crystal pictures

karen.sharratt@hotmail.co.uk

 

JIM PIKE STAINED GLASS ART

07790 005616

 

Bowl of soup

Starting 19 February for 6 weeks

Lent 2023

LENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ENCOURAGEMENT

For a one to one conversation with the either of the Vicars or members of the Ministry Team to encourage you in your spiritual journey. Let us know if you’d like a visit or a phone call during the next 6 weeks, to chat about how you’re doing and to be prayed for.

Please contact us to organise a visit or call – RevSimon@3churches.uk or RevLouise@3churches.uk or 01525 643478

Lent 2023

Starting 19 February for 6 weeks

LENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ENCOURAGEMENT

For a one to one conversation with the either of the Vicars or members of the Ministry Team to encourage you in your spiritual journey. Let us know if you’d like a visit or a phone call during the next 6 weeks, to chat about how you’re doing and to be prayed for.

Please contact us to organise a visit or call – RevSimon@3churches.uk or RevLouise@3churches.uk or 01525 643478

 24 February 2023 – Bible Book Club

Bible Study

Friday 24 February 2pm to 3:30pm at Silsoe Vicarage

The next meeting of the Bible Book Club will be on Friday 24 February from 2pm to 3.30pm approx, at Silsoe Vicarage.

Please read or listen to Jonah 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

Starting Wednesday 1 March at Silsoe Vicarage
2pm to 3:30pm  and 7:30pm to 9pm 

Lent 2023

LENT GROUPS

The Lent Groups this year will focus on Prayer, and have a particular relationship to the prayer in the last days of Jesus’ life. If you have ever struggled with the mystery of seemingly unanswered prayer, or prayer that is answered, but not in the way you’d hoped for, this could be very good for you.

The groups will take place on Wednesdays in Lent beginning 1st March. One group in the afternoons 2-3.30pm, and one in the evenings 7.30-9pm. Both will take place at the Vicarage, and will cover the same material so you can come to either.

All are welcome. Please let us know if you’d like to attend – RevSimon@3churches.uk or RevLouise@3churches.uk or 01525 643478

Saturday 18 March 2023 - 10am to 12:30pm

Church Vision Morning

Please join us for our second Church Vision Morning. This time it will be held from 10am to 12:30pm in Pulloxhill Church Hall.

In preparation for the Vision Morning Rev Simon and Rev Louise have asked us to think about (both for the Benefice and our individual churches):

1. What is good to celebrate in the last few years?

2. What should be our priorities?

3. What do we need to do in the future (be as specific as you can)?

4. If you could travel 10 years into the future, what would you like the churches to be doing and to be like?

If you can’t make the morning but would like to give Rev Simon and Rev Louise your responses please email RevSimon@3churches.uk or RevLouise@3churches.uk or drop a note through The Vicarage door.

Coffee Cup

25 March 2023 - Silsoe Churchyard
Spring Clean Up

Garden tools

Can you spare an hour or so to help with the Spring Clean Up of Silsoe Churchyard?

If so, please come along and join us between 9:30am and 12:30pm on Saturday 25 March.  We don’t have much in the way of gardening tools, so please bring your own.

There’ll be tea or coffee and biscuits to keep you going.

Thank you.

31 March 2023 - Bible Book Club

Bible Study

 Friday 31 March 2pm to 3:30pm at Silsoe Vicarage

The next meeting of the Bible Book Club will be on Friday 31 March from 2pm to 3.30pm approx, at Silsoe Vicarage.

Please read or listen to the book of Philippians 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

Margaret Butt Illustrated Talk - Artists, Architects & Sculptors
Silsoe Easter Craft Fair

1 April 2023 - Pulloxhill Easter Coffee Morning

Pulloxhill Coffee Cup

Join us in Pulloxhill Church Hall between 10:30am and 12 noon for our Easter Coffee Morning.

There’ll be  sausage/bacon baps, cakes, tea and coffee as well as our Easter Tombola and Raffle.

1 April 2023 at 6pm

Charity Concert for Syria & Turkey

Living in Love and Faith Course – Sept/Oct 2023

This short 5 session course is an opportunity to explore important issues relating to relationships, identity, marriage and civil partnerships from a faith perspective. Conversations have been ongoing in the Church of England over recent years, and we are invited to engage at parish level with study, prayer and reflection.

The Ministry Team, PCCs and all church members are encouraged to attend, and everyone is welcome. The course will involve watching videos about real life stories and experiences, with Bible study and discussion in small groups.

The dates are – Wednesday 6th, 13th, 27th Sept, 11th and 25th Oct at 7.30pm at The Vicarage.

Thank you so much, Louise and Simon

Prayer Group

Prayers for the Season
10am – 11am Saturday 2 December

Rev Simon and Rev Louise would love you to come to at the Vicarage for an hour of prayer as we enter the precious season of Advent. Many opportunities to share the good news of Jesus lie ahead and we want to seek God’s blessing on all the activities, services and gatherings.

All are welcome, mince pies and coffee included!

Pulloxhill Holly

Friday 1 December 7:30pm  – Christmas Carol Concert

With the Pulloxhill Singers

Come along and enjoy an evening of carols, festive turns and, as always, the 12 Days of Christmas

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

In aid of St James Church Pulloxhill

remembered with love
Flitton Grotto

Sunday 26 November – Flitton Christmas Market

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

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

Stalls, mulled wine, food, games
AND Santa will be there in his Grotto

Artist

26/27 August – Pulloxhill Art Show

An opportunity to see works from local artists, some of which will be for sale.

Saturday 26 10am -5pm 

Sunday 27 10am – 4pm

Refreshments available throughout the weekend.

 

Evening Prayers
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Evening Services in August

During the summer holidays, we will be holding services in each church in turn at 8pm on Wednesday evenings. These services will be short (30 mins) , quiet, prayerful and a chance to end the day well in the company of God and each other.

Weds 2nd August 8pm Pulloxhill
Weds 9th August 8pm Flitton
Weds 16th August 8pm Silsoe
Weds 23rd August 8pm Pulloxhill
Weds 30th August 8pm Flitton

13 August 2023 – Benefice Tea Party

Afternoon Tea

Rev Simon and Rev Louise would love to invite you to a Tea Party at the Vicarage on Sunday 13th August between 3pm and 5pm.

If you can help out on the day or with cakes, please let Rev Louise know – RevLouise@3churches.uk

 

Choir

13 August 2023 – Songs of Praise – Silsoe

Healing Prayer

Healing Service – 06/08/2023 at 6pm in Silsoe Church

On Sunday 6 August at 6pm we have a Healing Service in Silsoe Church to which everyone is welcome.

It will be a simple service of Holy Communion with a theme of healing in the talk and the reading and prayers. We come to God to ask him for wholeness, well-being and healing for ourselves, for those we love and those we are concerned about. It is to be remembered the minister does not do the healing, God does, but acts as a channel

During the service people may ask for prayers for themselves or for someone else.  They will be asked if they wish to be anointed.

When someone is anointed, we pray that as we are outwardly anointed with oil, we shall be inwardly anointed with the Holy Spirit. The minister will anoint a person using his/her thumb or forefinger, making the sign of the cross with a small amount of oil on the forehead.

What form that healing will take we cannot tell. It may help carry us through a prolonged illness or disability or a recovery more rapid than expected. We may experience our fear of death being driven out by God’s love or there may be a healing which is so unexpected that we immediately want to thank God.

Our healing service is held for parishioners, friends of parishioners who do not normally attend a church service and of course is open to any visitors.

We look forward to seeing you – all are very welcome

Silsoe Ploughmans Platter

30 September 2023 – Silsoe Harvest Supper

A warm welcome awaits you at the Silsoe Harvest Supper at 7:30pm on Saturday 30 September in Silsoe Village Hall.

Tickets are £12.50 per person for a Traditional Ham, Cheese & Pork Pie Ploughman’s Supper followed by Fruit Pie and Cream.  Apple juice will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own drinks, if you prefer.

There’ll be two table quizzes – so get your thinking caps on!

Tickets are available from:

Jill – 01525 860117
Jan – 01525 860550
Alan – 01525 864805

(When buying your tickets, please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or would like a vegetarian option)

Silsoe Photography Competition 2023

SILSOE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Silsoe Dog Show
Leading Intercession

Leading Intercessions – 30 May

An evening for all who are already involved in leading prayers in church,
and for anyone interested in learning.

Tuesday 30 May 7:30pm
at the Vicarage

Contact Rev Simon or Rev Louise for more information – 01525 643478

FLITTON QUIZ
St Albans Abbey
Messy Church Logo

Next meeting
Sunday 19 November  2023 at 4pm at Silsoe

 

Messy Sunday

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

Songs, stories, puppets & crafts and supper.

We have Messy Sunday once a month – taking it in turns around our 3 Parishes in Flitton, Pulloxhill and Silsoe.

Numbers are limited so please book on revsimon@3churches.uk

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An opportunity to buy home made local produce and gifts whilst supporting Flitton Church. Orders being taken from 23 October. You will find the online Harvest Market Brochure here

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