Services around the Benefice
We aim to offer a Communion service in one of our churches every Sunday and anyone is welcome to attend. There is normally some form of service in all three parishes each week.
For details of the planned service please visit the Benefice Services page
The Church of England's weekly online service is available on Sundays at 9:00am here
During the Covid pandemic we recorded services for our Virtual Vicar channel and all those services are still available here.
UPDATE ON COVID RISK ASSESSMENTS AND STEPS TO KEEP US ALL SAFE
The PCC reviewed our risk assessment and have agreed to continue mitigation in line with Government and Church of England advice as follows with effect from 12 November 2021.
We will ask the congregation to use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the building and to wear face masks while moving around the church. The masks may be removed while seated. We also aim to maintain a level of social distancing at services. Service packs will still be used for regular services and they will be put out ready for you.
When we have no more than 28 people downstairs, and no more than 8 in the gallery, we will be able to sing the hymns. Sadly for busier services we will not be able to sing in the congregation although choirs will be able to sing. If the weather allows busy services may be outside.
The maximum number allowed in church for special services or events has been capped at 80.
Teas and coffees have worked well outside, and this will continue whilst weather allows. If we need to serve inside, then we would ask everyone to maintain social distancing.
The service of Communion will continue as it has been for the time being. The person serving will have been requested to take a Lateral Flow test.
The Service Leader may make changes if they see this is needed on the day.
Cleaning will continue in line with our risk assessments.
The PCC will review the situation on a regular basis.
Thank you to everyone for helping to keep us all as safe as is possible in our church building.
For information about other ways to join in with Sunday worship from your home please visit the Diocese of St Albans website
The pattern of services is not fixed so please refer to the schedule on the Benefice page
First Sunday of the month: Parish Communion at 11 am
This is a traditional communion service.
2nd Sunday of the month: Evensong or Evening Prayer at 6 pm
This is a reflective service often led by our old friend, lay reader, Roy Pinnock
3rd Sunday of the month: Parish Communion at 11 am or Morning Prayer
4th Sunday of the month: Social Sunday at 11 am - an informal morning in church
5th Sundays are usually United Benefice Services which rotate around the three churches in the Benefice of Silsoe, Flitton and Pulloxhill