Latest News from Silsoe

Below you will find details of some of the latest news about our Church community. Older articles can be found in our News Archive.
News and Events elsewhere in the Benefice can be found from their Home Pages.

6pm prayers

6pm Prayer for the Nation

In a letter to the Nation at the beginning of November, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York called upon the Church of England to make November 2020 a month of prayer for our nation – knowing that we are in the faithful hands of the risen Christ who knows our weaknesses, tiredness and struggles and whose steadfast love endures forever. They wrote: We are writing to share our belief that whoever

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Covid-19 Precautions at Sunday Services

We are delighted to be able to return to services in Church, starting on Sunday 6 September with a Eucharist, which is at the heart of our worship and identity. Things are looking very different in Church, so if you are planning to come, it might be helpful if you were to familiarise yourself with the measures we are putting in place: Before you arrive We can only accommodate 30 people

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Latest information on coronavirus

Coronavirus Measures for Worship As Coronavirus continues to spread in our communities, we want to put appropriate measures in place to safeguard public health as far as possible, especially for those among us who are most vulnerable to the effects of the virus. The Church of England has issued advice which we will be following at our Communion services. You can find more details here: The common cup has been withdrawn.

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Rev. Ian Smith’s last service

The United Benefice Communion service held at St James the Great Silsoe on Sunday 29 December 2019 was the last communion to be conducted by Rev. Ian Smith in the Benefice before his move to Renhold. Nearly 100 people attended this last service to share in thanking Ian for all he has done in the Benefice during the past two and a half years and to wish him well as he

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