Women's) World Day of Prayer Friday March 4 7PM: This is another regular occasion celebrated throughout the world. This year the order of service came from the Women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Biggleswade a service was held at Trinity Methodist Church and ended with themed refreshments from around the UK.
Happy New Year! With restrictions easing we can start to plan a fuller program of services and events thisfor this year.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25: The inspiration this year came from the churches in the Middle East, the part of the body of Christ geographically linked to the story of the coming of the Magi / wise men. There were joint services and prayer meetings.
Christmas 2021: Chuirches Together in Biggleswade had a stall at the Light Switch on event that attracted a lot of interest, Christmas cards were handed out with service details and craft activities for Children. St Andrew’s ran a Christmas Tableau and Carol Singing in the Market Square.
It was great to attend the CTE Conference in Derbyshire and compare notes with the other County representatives.
Biggleswade Baptist Church celebrated 250 years in the town with a stall in the Saturday Market.
Liddlington Easter Garden was in place for a week and averaged about 20 visitors a day for prayer and reflection. There were many more villagers who looked in through the railings. A palm cross and Easter Card from the church was delivered to every household. A large number of the palm crosses were displayed in peoples’ windows as hoped.
There was a piece of scripture affixed to a log stump and an invitation to contemplate the events around Jesus’ death and resurrection. There was a “tomb” that was opened on Sunday Morning when footprints and some discarded Roman armour and spears, no doubt left by fleeing soldiers, appeared! More: Easter 2021
There have been three well attended meetings where church leaders in Luton spoke openly of their experiences of racism, their hopes for the future and their regrets for the past. Over the last 2 months, ater discussions involving many people, it has been decided that a smaller group will be formed to provide a lead to the church in Luton on racial justice.
JANUARY 2021 - Let's make 2021 a good year!
Monday January 18 to Monday January 25 was the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Prayer meetings were held online and by telephone conferences.
Ampthill and Flitwick: Churches Together - 6 churches
Bedford Town Centre: Churches Together - 4 churches
Biggleswade: Churches Together - 6 churches
Brickhill: St Mark's, 2 churches
Caddington: Churches Together - 6 churches
Eaton Bray: Churches Together - 6 churches
Goldington: Churches Together - 3 churches
Harlington: Churches Together - 3 churches
Harrold & Carlton: Churches Together - 3 churches
Leighton Lindlade: Churches Together - 5 churches
Lidlington Church - 1 church
Luton: Churches Together - 15 churches
Marston Mortaine: Churches Together - 2 churches
Putnoe Heights - 1 unit/church
Salvation Army - 5 units/churches
Sandy & Beeston: Churches Together - 4 churches
Society of Friends - 10 units/churches
South Bedford: Churches Together - 9 churches
St Katherines - 1 church
Stotfold: Churches Together - 6 churches
Toddington: Churches Together - 6 churches
University of Bedfordshire - Chaplaincy
Woburn & Area: Churches Together - 5 churches