On Thursday June 15 Elstow Abby launched the Wall of Prayer
Pam Rhodes who is one of the judges and Richard Gamble founder of the idea and CEO.
Biggleswade Pentecost 2017- some great outdoor worship!
Churches throughout the County were out and about over Easter 2017
Goldington Churches Together had a procession for Palm Sunday
yThurleigh SCLEP Was innaugurated on February 5th 2017 at St Peter's Church
A blog has been created to promote and provide information about the Catholic community in Bedford. See the Bedford What's On Page
COFFEE MORNINGS ARE BUILDING FRIENDSHIPS in LUTON. See - Luton Coffee Mornings
Luton based Youthscape carry out Innovative youth work that is delivered everywhere. More...
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Welcome… on behalf of Churches Together in Bedfordshire.
Bedfordshire is geographically small with a large and diverse population. Throughout the county, from the largest of towns to the smallest of villages, the Christian church is active. Because of our shared Christian faith, the churches in many areas of the county are forming deeper relationships and working more closely together to serve our local communities in a wide variety of ways.
Churches Together in Bedfordshire encourages these closer relationships through its vision that Christian mission and Christian unity belong together. Our County Ecumenical Development Officer, Anita Nancollas, works to support this vision, and would be very pleased to work with you in encouraging shared mission through Christian unity in your area of Bedfordshire.
I hope that you will find lots of useful information here about how the churches in Bedfordshire are committed to worshipping and working together in Christian faith. You can help to make this website even more helpful and informative by sharing your ‘Good News’ stories and asking us to publicise events and activities for you – so, please get in touch (see the Contact us section).
Whatever it is that brings you to this website, Churches Together in Bedfordshire hopes that you find your visit helpful, and we pray that God will bless you.
Rev. Andrew Hollins
(Chair, Churches Together in Bedfordshire)
NEW CONTENT - JUNE 2017
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We have added statements following the terroist attack in Manchester.
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Prayers for Today
" A visible sign of the Churches' commitment as they seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another, and proclaim the Gospel together by common witness and service. Its strength comes from people from different traditions finding new ways to work and worship together'. You are welcome to join us on our journey"
Church Leaders send sincere condolences - Statement in response to the Finsbury Park attack, 19 June 2017
We were shocked to learn of the brutal attack on worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park mosque in the early hours of this morning. We unreservedly condemn all acts of violence which seek to undermine our society and foster hatred and intolerance.
Jesus came among us as the Prince of Peace, and in his name and for his sake, we stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends.
We remember in our prayers those who have been injured.
We pray for the leaders of our communities and nation, and for those who work in our emergency services.
We pray too for those who perpetrate such acts that God may touch their hearts and minds with his love, forgiveness and compassion.
19 June 2017
London mayor Sadiq Khan, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis pose for a selfie (Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales/Mazur)
A pastoral message from the Presidents to all engaged in the work of Churches Together, locally, at Intermediate level and nationally
As the feast of Pentecost dawned, we learnt of another appalling terrorist attack in London, the third attack within weeks. It is therefore important that we say clearly alongside our fellow faith leaders that such horrific acts are abhorrent to God and to all people of faith. Life is precious, the gift of God, and it is to be prized. MORE
CTE's Presidents have issued the following statement following the Manchester attack: "Our thoughts and prayers are with all those bereaved and injured by the cruel, senseless terrorist attack in Manchester. May God grant them strength and courage. Our faith teaches us that even the worst of evils can never defeat love, so we pray that the people of Manchester, of all faiths and none, will discover a renewed unity as they respond to this atrocity with compassion, dignity and hope".
Statement from Bedford Council of Faiths: "Bedford Council of Faiths offers its thoughts and prayers; to all who were killed and injured in last nights attack at Manchester arena, to their families and friends, to the emergency services and all who rushed to help, for those who in the days ahead will offer counsel and support. In the face of terror we pray for hope that we will all be able to strive to be peacemakers and peacebringers as we stand today alongside the people of Manchester".
Church Leaders send sincere condolences - Statement in response to the Westminster attack, 22 March 2017
The Presidents of Churches Together in England express sincere condolences to the bereaved families and friends of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack that was perpetrated in Westminster yesterday, Wednesday 22 March 2017.
The Presidents pray for the healing of those injured, and for the wellbeing of our society in which all seek after and promote the common good in a spirit of love for our fellow human beings.
They pray too for Parliament, the police and the emergency services who responded with such bravery, professionalism and compassion, and who continue to support all those affected by this terrible attack.
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