GOOD NEWS ARCHIVE

 

DECEMBER  2018

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.

socks

 

OCTOBER 2018 Licensing of Revd Catherine Wilson in Oakley 22nd October

 

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

  CTE Forom 2018

There is more about the Forum  HERE On the CTE Web Site

 

JULY 2018

Bedford Churches had a stall at the River Festival. This directory web site was launched

 luke larner

 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) 

Bedford Easter Story

March 2018: Priory Methodist Church had an Easter Story Trail 
Easter Trail Bedford 2018

Salvadoran Cross
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

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  Biggleswade Christmas FairChurches 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 Faith Relaunch

Bedford Council of Faiths was relaunched with a new logo

JulianCHURCHES 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

wall of prayerPam Rhodes who is one of the judges   and Richard Gamble founder of the idea and CEO.

Here are some pictures

Please share your story of Answered Prayers, so we may be able
to impact thousands of people with this testimony, and encourage
them that if God can do it once he can do it again. 

 

 biggleswade,pentecost,worship Biggleswade Pentecost 2017- some great outdoor worship!

BEC Forum 2017The 2017 Forum went well and was well attended Here is some Forum Feedback from attendees

Cross against blue sky - Credit: freefotouk - http://www.flickr.com/photos/freefoto/498621739/   Churches throughout the County were out and about over Easter 2017

 

  Palm Sunday in BedfordGoldington Churches Together had a procession for Palm Sunday

yThureleigh SCLEPThurleigh 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

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