It with great sadness that we announce that Rev Dave Bell has decided to retire this summer and his last service is 11 August at 10am a United Benefice Communion at Silsoe. Dave and Kath will be greatly missed, and we wish them well and hope that they enjoy their retirement. They have brought big changes to the Benefice in a short time which we hope to build on in the future. We know that you will all continue to support and help us wherever you can during the coming interregnum. We are fortunate that during the coming months we have our curate Rev Ian Smith together with readers Gillian Kern and Roy Pinnock, which is a huge help to the Benefice.