Although churches are allowed to re-open for public worship with effect from 2 December, there are no public worship services planned for the Benefice at the moment. Rev Payne and the Ministry Team will continue to be record services for broadcast on the Virtual Vicar. When we do re-open the Benefice Churches for public worship, we will make details of the services available on the website.
Our services for October are shown below. If there is not a suitable service or time for you at your Parish Church, you are very welcome to attend a service at one of the other Churches in the Benefice.
|4 October||Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity|
|11 October||Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity|
|18 October||Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity|
|10:30am||Get together & reflection||Flitton|
|25 October||Twentieth Sunday after Trinity|
|11:00am||Remembered in Love||Flitton|
|11:00am||Remembered in Love||Pulloxhill|
Details of any last minute changes to the services at our other Churches can be found by clicking on the appropriate button below:
Our normal pattern of services
A traditional communion service of about 45 minutes. On the 3rd Sunday of the month a junior church is held in the vestry during the first part of the service.
All Age Communion
A shorter communion service specifically designed for both adults and children.
A relaxed service often with a lively, specific theme when families can come together with other members of the congregation and introduce children to worship.
Held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The first Wednesday is Morning Prayer while the third Wednesday is Communion. Both services include a discussion on a bible reading before a either a short period of prayer or said communion service.
Refreshments are served following every service and is an ideal time to chat and catch up with friends and visitors.
5th Sunday of the month
This is usually a United Benefice Service which rotates around the three churches in the Benefice of Silsoe, Flitton and Pulloxhill
Coming to Communion
Sometimes people are put off coming to a communion service because they are not confirmed; however all are welcome to come forward for a blessing, even if they are not confirmed – usually people let the minister know this by bringing their service sheet or book with them in their hands so that the priest knows they would like a blessing.
A blessing is when God is asked to come and be present on and in a person through the action of his Spirit. Children are also welcome to come and receive a blessing.
We welcome all those who are accepted in full membership
of their own churches to receive Holy Communion
If you are unable to get out and would like Home Communion, it may be possible for your local Churchwarden to arrange it. Please contact the appropriate Churchwarden.
The Prayer List
The Service Sheet each week includes a Prayer List containing the names of people in the community who are sick. If you have someone you would like included on the Prayer List, please let the Churchwardens know by Thursday each week.
Names will also be included in the Benefice Prayer Box which appears on Virtual Vicar services.
The Prayer Box
During the week, or before a service, prayers can be offered by writing them on a slip of paper and then putting the slip in the Prayer Box. On Sunday, during the first hymn, the Prayer Box is brought forward, received by the vicar and placed on the Altar as a sign that all the prayers in it are being offered to God.
The slips of paper are removed from the Prayer Box after the service and destroyed; no-one reads them and all prayers placed in the Prayer Box remain private and confidential.
The Prayer Box can be found at the back of the Church on the right-hand side (if you are standing facing the Altar).