The Virtual Vicar

Church services for 24 October

8:30am –  Flitton – Holy Communion (BCP)  led by Rev David Payne

9:30am – Silsoe – Holy Communion led Rev David Payne

11:00am – Pulloxhill – Social Sunday 

The Church of England’s weekly online service is available on Sundays at 9:00am here

Watch the short video below with our prayers and notices for the week
or scroll down to read them.

Benefice Prayer List

Please remember in your prayers this week

Those who have recently died, including

Hazel Heigho,
Harry Mason,
Leonard Newman

and their family and friends
who mourn them

Those who are ill

Des Brazier,
Alice Butler,
Stuart Bridgman,
Kay Chambers,
Kara De Napoli – granddaughter
of Margaret Butt
,
Stella Lawton,
Joan Preston

We also remember

All the staff and residents
at Taymer Nursing Home

Jonah Darbyshire –
great-grandson of Anne Stiles

If you have someone you would like our Congregations to include in their private prayers during the coming week, please email virtualvicar@3churches.uk by Friday of each week.  Their name will then be shown here for the coming week and on the Pew Sheets for the services in church.

Reading the bible

Bible Readings for 24 October
Last Sunday after Trinity

Hebrews 7: 23 – end

Mark 10: 46 – end

Benefice Notices

Flitton Harvest Market

Flitton Harvest Market

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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Remembered With Love

Remembered With Love – 31 October

Our annual remembered with love services will be held on Sunday 31 October. Flitton: 3:00pm Silsoe: 3:00pm Pulloxhill: 6:00pm If you would like the name or names of departed loved ones read out during the services, please give the details to: Flitton: Margaret Butt – mkatebutt@yahoo.co.uk or 07815 610955 Silsoe: Simon Stranks – simon.stranks@3churches.uk or

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What are you waiting for image

Advent Home Group – starting 4 November

Join Liz and Dave Coulson for our Advent Home Group where we will be studying a York Course for Advent called “So what are you waiting for”. The course will be starting at 7.15pm on Thursday 4th November 2021. All are welcome whether you would like to give a small group a try or whether

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PHOTO - Margaret Butt

Village Life in Flitton & Greenfield during World War 2

An illustrated talk by Margaret Butt Farming in the parish, shops and pubs, entertainment and the unsolved murder of 1939. To make everyone feel safer, the talk is being held on 2 nights with 40 people each time. Friday 12 November  (almost sold out) and Friday 19 November,  Starting at 7:30pm in Flitton Church Hall. 

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Chris Nixon

Let’s Pray

Join Chris Nixon and others for Zoom prayers on Mondays at 9pm and Thursdays at 9am. Silence, words, encouragement, music, a candle and all of this because we need to spend time with our ‘Father in Heaven’ All are welcome

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Recorded Services

From March 2020 to August 2021, we recorded over 80 services, with a new service available nearly every week.  Those services are still available to watch and you will find the links to them here

You’ll find a link below to the service we recorded this time last year plus links to a couple of other recordings offering you the opportunity to sing popular hymns or spend a peaceful time with prayers and readings.

Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise

This Songs of Praise service for our Virtual Congregation features 6 readings and 6 rousing hymns by singers from St Martins in the Fields and Kevin Mayhew Ltd

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A Gentle Journey of Prayers and Reflections

Contemplation: A Gentle Journey of Prayers and Reflections

A Gentle Journey isn’t a service – it’s a selection of prayers and reflections accompanied by restful music and tranquil images. Lasting just over 15 minutes, we hope that you will find peace and relaxation, comfort and inspiration – a time of quiet contemplation as you listen to these words of praise.

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Other Resources

During the Covid lockdowns we made other resources available under the Virtual Vicar, such as prayers for those who were ill, prayers to chare with children, morning & evening daily individual worship.  If you would like to access any of that material, you will find it here.

Supporting our Benefice and Churches

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