GOOD NEWS ARCHIVE
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,
This year the Scallop Mission Group (Sharnbrook, Clapham, London Rd, Oakley and Park Rd churches) collected and delivered 78 pairs of socks all containing various toiletries, and 20 hand knitted scarves to the SMART Prebend centre for the homeless in Bedford.
OCTOBER 2018 Licensing of Revd Catherine Wilson in Oakley 22nd October
In September I attended the CTE Forum 2018 representimg Bedfordshire. I was really inspired by the experience and heard plenty of good news from around the country. God is at work in many places and in many ways. It is great to be a part of it. Alan Dansey
There is more about the Forum HERE On the CTE Web Site
Bedford Churches had a stall at the River Festival. This directory web site was launched
MAY 2018: We held our 2018 Forum at Bunyan Meeting Church Bedford. Our guest speaker Luke Larner gave an inspiring talk entitled "Its Church (but not as we know it)
March 2018: Priory Methodist Church had an Easter Story Trail
Easter Trail Bedford 2018
18 January 2018: A Salvadoran Cross that is a now an icon of Christian unity was dedicated and placed in the World Council of Churches’ Chapel in Geneva, Switzerland on the first day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Oakley LEP recently celebrated their 20th anniversary
Our Bookmark is proving popular.
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Churches Together in Biggleswade had a stall at the Christmas Fair. Biggleswade Christmas Fair 2017
The Churches Together group for Central Bedford gathered together on 29 October in the historic church of St Paul to mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the reformation with a service giving thanks to God for times of renewal and reform throughout Christian history. The service was led by Fr Kevin Goss, Vicar of St Paul’s, and readings were read by ministers or representatives from local Roman Catholic, Salvation Army, Anglican churches, as well as from the Miracle Church of God in Christ and the local Society of Friends Meeting. A organ voluntary was played in the middle of the service (acknowledging the tradition of many European Reformed Churches) and this was followed by a time of silence (honouring Quaker practice). The Central Bedford Churches Together group has recently decided to meet for worship together on fifth Sundays in the month when they occur and further deepen their mutual life of prayer and praise.
Bedford Council of Faiths was relaunched with a new logo
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN SOUTH BEDFORD
– Dame Julian of Norwich
""In October last year at our Churches Together meeting, Rev Stephen Smith of St Mary’s Cardington, one of our members, spoke to us about the life of Dame Julian of Norwich
A Day out in Wicksteed Park for the Families and Children took place onTuesday 15th August - thanks for all those who supported it. It went really, really well. The weather was absolutely brill, sunny and warm. The families enjoyed themselves, they ran around, made their own pizza for lunch, laughed a lot, had cake and refreshment for afternoon tea, we gave them all £10 to buy a gift to take. Our aim accomplished they smiled, laughed and breathed for a day. Great atmosphere on the journey back and they wrote some great feedback.
This "Rebuilding Lives" campaign of LCoF (Luton Council of Faiths) and GRASSROOTS was to help people affected by the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in West London.In every crisis, we have had people in Luton, advising us on sending help. This time our colleagues and volunteers Angela Scarlett Marshall of St Thomas Church (Stopsley) and Madit Brant of the Olive Tree Church (Biscot) arranged the day out.
For more details or interviews please contact Angela Scarlett Marshall on 07908 759 004
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.
Here are some pictures
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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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