Welcoming the Light: A service for approaching Christmas – 20 December 2020

Welcoming the Light

Our Welcoming the Light service was led by Rev David Payne and recorded in the evening at St James the Great, Silsoe on 20 December 2020.

Carols were sung by Jo Holt, Maggie Jeeves, Liz Knowles and Simon Stranks

Readings were by Michael Olney, Maggie Jeeves and Simon Stranks.

Jo Payne played Silent Night on the cello.

Other carol music was provided by Kevin Mayhew Ltd and Simon Stranks.

You can watch the service on YouTube and download a copy of the service sheet by clicking on the buttons below – each opens in a new window.

At the end of the service a presentation was made to Michael Olney, who recently retired as Churchwarden of Silsoe Church after 20 years.  If you would like to watch a video of the presentation you will find it here

In the light of current conditions, the Carols by Torchlight service which was due to take place at Flitton Churchyard on 20 December was reluctantly cancelled.  Flitton PCC did, however, record a carol service and you will find it here

We thank all our congregation who have been continuing to support us whilst our Churches have been closed, with contributions made directly to our bank accounts or by passing money to our treasurers.  

If you would like to make a donation directly to your local Church, please click on the appropriate button below.

You can make a donation to support all 3 Churches in our Benefice by clicking on the button below which will take you to an online donation page

Praying hands

Please remember in your prayers this week

Those who have recently died, including

Pat Brown,
Geoff Warwick

and their family and friends
who mourn them

Those who are ill

Claire Arbuckle,
Des Brazier,
Stella Lawton,
Joan Preston

and we also remember

Jonah – born at 27 weeks –
great-grandson of Anne Stiles

All the staff and residents
at Taymer Nursing Home