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.