JANUARY 2021 - Let's make 2021 a good year!
Monday January 18 to Monday January 25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. There are plans to hold prayer meetings online.
Despite restrictions due to covid the churches were very active over the Chrsitmas period.
The Churches of Biggelswade wanted to gift something to the community as a way of encouragement at this time so they produced this Video
On May 31 we celebrated Pentecost Sunday.
Here is a video made by the Bedford Churches
Church buildings everywhere are closed for public gatherings. However the Church is still very much open for business with online meetings etc plus pastoral contact being maintained. For Instance Biggleswade Churches Together have regular services and meetings and have supported Christian aid Week,
During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity there was a Service at All Saints Queens Park in Bedford
The service was led by Rt Revd Richard Atkinson, Bishop of Bedford and entitled "Unusual Kindness"
Carol Singing in Bedford
There was a good turnout for the parade and the service at Biggleswade War Memorial.
We are very pleased that our Keynote Speaker for this year's Churches Together in Bedfordshire Forum was Archbishop Angeolos from London who spoke to the Forum on "Christian Witness in the Middle East" He also took questions about his work in the UK and CTE.
Palm Sunday Procession 2019 in Bedford
At least 50 people of all ages from several Goldington churches and Daisy the Donkey took part. The procession, singing Easter Hymns, went from Tescos to Goldington Green War memorial where there was a short service. They then moved to the hall at Holy Cross Church for refreshements and fellowship. A great event!
We are very excited to be able to share with you that our Keynote Speaker for this year's Churches Together in Bedfordshire Form is Archbishop Angeolos of London who will talk to the Forum on "Christian Witness in the Middle East"
Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity
On Sunday 20th January, marking the week of prayer for Christian unity, churches in Limbury, Luton, met together at St Augustine's Anglican Church for a shared afternoon service for the first time in many years. Members of the congregation led prayers and readings, Rev David Fleming from the Baptist church spoke, and Rev Jairo Nyaongo led the worship. It is hoped this will once again become an anual fixture,
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. We work to support this vision, are 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)
What's New in January 2021
Wishing you a safe Peaceful and Blessed New Year.
There is a vacancy for A Distict Safeguarding Officer. see Employment
Due to the current situation our church buidlings are still mostly closed and planned events are cancelled. However that is beginning to change and plans are being made for limited re opening in line with official guidelines. We are still very active in the community and online.
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"
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITYMonday January 18 to Monday January 25
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