Welcome to St James the Apostle Church, Pulloxhill
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.
We also have some resources, including suggested home worship services and prayers for the outbreak; so the worship of God can continue in our hearts and in our homes.
You will find all this on our 'Virtual Vicar' page.
Flitton Church is open for private prayer by appointment only - please contact Angela Ayres on 01525 860723
Our Vicar - Rev Payne
On Tuesday 10th November Rev Payne received his official licence as Priest in Charge of our Benefice via a Zoom meeting which was conducted by Bishop Alan.
Despite the lack of physical contact the service was well attended by his previous parishioners along with our own congregation who all wished him well. We feel privileged to be able to welcome him to our Parish and look forward to meeting him in person.
If you missed his licensing, the service is available on the Virtual Vicar
Rev Payne introduces himself:
"I'm married to Jo and we have two grown-up sons – Simon, who lives in Lincoln, and Ben, currently studying at Newcastle University. We began our married life in Bedford where we were members of Christchurch.
My personal interests include long-distance walking, writing and the theatre, and I remain hopelessly devoted to Peterborough United. My background is in information and education work, although I also spent spells working for Guildford YMCA, for an international Christian mission society and as a hospital chaplain in Newark and Mansfield.
With over 25 years experience in rural ministry I have served churches in market towns, villages and hamlets, and in my previous job carried a special responsibility for developing pastoral ministry in local churches."
Our vision is to create a church community that is welcoming, loving and draws in the wider community to its life and worship. We hope that you will find much to interest you in our pages. As well as a variety of services, we have a lot of social and community events organised by the Friends of Pulloxhill Church or by the Parochial Church Council. Please see Forthcoming Events or Latest News for details.