With effect from 24 March 2020, all Church of England churches were closed, including for private prayer, in an effort to help limit the transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Sadly our Churches in Silsoe, Pulloxhill and Flitton are, therefore, now closed until the Government instruct us that is is safe to re-open but the worship of God can continue in our hearts and in our homes.
Although we can’t hold services, our Ministry Team are recording services and providing service sheets so that you can follow a service on line at a time to suit you when you have peace and quiet. We also have some resources, including suggested home worship services and prayers for the outbreak.
You will find all this on our ‘Virtual Vicar’ page on the Benefice website.
Our normal pattern of services
A traditional communion service of about 45 minutes usually led by our vicar Rev. Dave Bell. 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
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.
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).