The Virtual Vicar

With effect from 24 March 2020, all Church of England churches were closed, including for private prayer, in an effort to help limit the transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Sadly our Churches in Silsoe, Pulloxhill and Flitton are, therefore, now closed until the Government instruct us that is is safe to re-open but the worship of God can continue in our hearts and in our homes.

Although we can’t hold services, we are recording services that you can follow with the service papers we have prepared – which can be printed out.

Please scroll down this page to find all the resources or click on the links to go straight to them:

Recorded Services      Prayer requests

Home worship, incl funeral         Prayers             Readings, collects, etc.

which we hope you will find of use and comfort.

In order to download the service paperwork, you will need a ‘pdf reader’ – you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free here

Schedule of forthcoming services

Here is a list of the forthcoming  services which we hope to be able to record in the coming days and weeks.  You may watch any service at any time but you may wish to join our Virtual Congregation by worshipping at the times indicated.

All Age service – 24 May at 10am
Eucharist – 31 May at 10am
Eucharist – 7 June at 10am
Evensong – 14 June at 6pm
Eucharist – 21 June at 10am

If you have someone you would like our Virtual Congregation to include in their private prayers during the coming week, please email by Friday of each week.  Their name will then be shown here for the coming week.

Please remember in your prayers this week

Those who have recently died

Mike English,
Alan Dodd,
Joyce Buckley,
Pat Porter,
Eva McAllister,
Mike Jarrard

and their families & friends who mourn them, including

Olga English,
Chris & Katie,
Pamela Buckley,
David, Elizabeth & George McAllister,
Jan Jarrard

Those who are ill

Des Brazier,
Stella Lawton,
Joan Preston

and we also remember all the staff and residents at Taymer Nursing Home.

Recorded Services

If you would like to organise a Spiritual Communion at home, please click here to download the guidance from the Church of England

Communion by Sea of Galilee

All Age service for Sunday, 24 May

Our All Age service for Sunday 24 May led by Lay Leader of Worship Maggie Jeeves, with readings by Liz Shortland and Simon Stranks. As well as the usual Service Sheet, there are downloadable Children’s Activity Sheets and suggestions for the coming week. You may watch the service at any time but the suggested worship time for our Virtual Congregation is 10am on Sunday 24 May 2020

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Place of the Ascrnsion

Ascension Day service for Thursday, 21 May

A Eucharist Service for Ascension Day, led by Rev Anne Barker with prayers by Reader Roy Pinnock, readings & original music by Bob Barker and images of the Holy Land, including the place of the Ascension, by Gillian Kern.
You may watch the service at any time, but the suggested worship time for our Virtual Congregation is 7:30pm on Thursday 21 May 2020.

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Eucharist service for 17 May 2020

Eucharist Service for Rogation Sunday, 17 May

A Eucharist Service for Rogation Sunday, led by Rev Anna Garvie with sermon and prayers from the Archdeacon of Bedford, the Venerable Dave Middlebrook.

Intercessions by Margaret Butt, readings by Gillian Chapple and Gordon Garvie.

The service maybe watched at any time, but the suggested worship time for the Virtual Congregation is 10am on Sunday 17 May.

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Printable resources for home worship

Click on a button to open a pdf in a new window for you to read or print