Welcome to St James the Great, Silsoe

We are delighted to announce that we are beginning a gentle and gradual return to live church services.  We will continue to offer some form of worship on the Virtual Vicar for those people who do not feel they can safely return to live church yet. 

You can find details of both the planned live and recorded services on the Benefice Services page.

All previous Virtual Vicar services will remain available – when we started recording them for Easter 2020 we certainly didn’t envisage we would still be recording more than a year later!

Latest News

Bible Study Group

Bible Book Club – New Study Course

The Bible Book Club are about to start a new study – this one will be on the Psalms and is a study written by people in the Diocese of St. Edmonsbury. This will be held on Zoom and our next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Monday 10th May 2021. We finish for about

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HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

Remembering HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh It is with great sadness that we received the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Our prayers are offered for Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family at this time, and for all who are grieving this loss. We

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Easter Decorations

Our Easter Hopes

A Sign of Hope for Our Community – we invite you to write your hopes and prayers on a heart which will be laminated and hung outside St James Church.

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Our values are:

Welcome  –  Prayer  –  Community  –  Worship  –  Friendship  –  Christ Centered

Our Church seeks to live out its vision of

Growing as a beacon of Christ’s light in our communities

SKETCH - Silsoe Church


A key to the achievement of our vision is the creation of a welcoming atmosphere to support worship and community spirit. The welcoming atmosphere or culture of a church is often referred to and is a key to building and retaining disciples and something our Church is seeking to grow and develop. Being made to feel part of the family, during coffee times and chats, is crucial and we serve and share refreshments after every service. In addition the Church provides a range of services to meet the worship needs of individuals as well as encouraging active involvement by children.

Our Church is a vibrant, growing community and we hope that you will find much to interest you in the variety of services, as well as the many social and community events organised by the Friends of Silsoe Church or by the Parochial Church Council. These can be found by clicking the “forthcoming events” tab on the right.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Church.

The development and growth of our Church is guided by our Mission Action Plan (MAP) which is reviewed regularly and can be consulted here.

A full report of our achievements and activities during 2020 together with our financial statements were approved by the PCC on 18 March 2021 and the independent examination was completed on 11 April 2021.  These will be presented at the APCM on 6 May 2021 and can be viewed by following this link.