Week commencing 10th Decmber 2017

Benefice News



2017                 Diary

Sun 10th Dec

 NO service of Evensong at St Owen’s on Sunday 10th Dec.  There will be a special Choral Evensong at St Andrew’s Church, Kimbolton Road, Bedford at 6pm featuring the Ely Cathedral Girls Choir

Sat 16th Dec

Christmas Children’s Craft Morning 10-12 St Owens, Bromham

Bring and Share Lunches

Everyone is welcome at Bring and Share lunches on the second Sunday of the month at about 12.30

Sunday Dec 10 Anne& Michael Tombs 7 Leyside tel 822949

Sunday Dec 31 New Years Eve Bring and Share party. More information from Anne Tombs

Sunday Jan 14 New Venue Edward & Eileen Jones, 6 Manor Close tel 826551. For more information from the host or from Anne Tombs 01234 822949


Christmas Children’s Craft Morning 16th December,          10-12am at St Owen’s, Bromham, £3 per child (under 2 free)


Bromham Prayer Chain Membership

Messages passed around the members remain confidential.  Contact persons: Di (918691) Chris Wisson (306833) if you have a person/ issue for prayer or if you want to discuss being part of the group.


Vacany matters

We are working on all the paperwork needed to attract and appoint a new Vicar.  Please pray that our efforts will continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit.  Vacancy Steering Group


Filling the Vacancy We are delighted that Bishop Alan will lead the team to interview prospective candidates. His diary is quite full but he has set the date for Weds 7th March. The closing date for applications will be Friday 9th February. We are advised that we should wait until after Christmas to advertise – when more clergy will be looking for a new post.

Let us give thanks for the efforts of all those, especially Di and Paula, who have helped to move the Benefice along during the past months and pray that they will continue to do so in the few months ahead.


Linkup, the new name for the support group, will meet for Christmas celebrations on December 7 at 7 Leyside at 12 noon. More information from Anne 822949.


Items Urgently needed for the Prebend Street Shelter for the Homeless – Thick Socks, Boxer Shorts M & L, Jogging bottoms 32-36, Jeans 32-36, Hats & Gloves, T Shirts M & L, Sleeping Bags, Toothbrushes and paste, Chocolate bars, Coffee, Biscuits, Pot Noodles, Tins – Meat/Soup, Tin Openers, Towels, Shower Gel/Shampoo.There is an empty box at the back of the church (St. Owens) or items can be dropped off at 74 Woodland Drive, Bromham. Contact Michael 01234 409916/07724107482.


Sunday 10th December.  Evensong. There will be no Evensong at St Owen's on Sun 10th Dec.  Instead, everyone is encouraged to go to Evensong at 6pm at St Andrew's Church, Kimbolton Road, Bedford. The service will be sung by the girls' choir of Ely Cathedral under their director Sarah McDonald.  Also, earlier that afternoon, 3pm at St Andrew's, Sarah McDonald is giving an organ recital on the new organ (entry £10, £8 concessions, £4 students).  She was the first female music director of an Oxbridge chapel choir (Selwyn,Cambridge).

Decorating St Owens Church for Christmas will take place on Saturday 23rd December from 10am. Anyone who would like to help will be most welcome. Donations for purchase of flowers will be much appreciated. Margaret Parrott 15 Tudor Close, Bromham.

December 17th  Donations of mince pies are needed for the carol service at St Owens, Bromham. Please contact Flora Tel 01234 822094.




Services this week



Services and location:



Messy Church BROMHAM



Eucharist  - Bromham Baptist Church




Messy Church - OAKLEY

Prayer Group – To Be Advised

Services Sunday 17th December – 3rd Sunday of Advent

We welcome Sarah Burrow to our 10:30 Service at Bromham & Lionel Albon to our 18:00 Carol Service at Oakley


Benefice Holy Communion – OAKLEY


All Age Eucharist – OAKLEY


Parish Eucharist


Carol Service – STAGSDEN


Carol Service – OAKLEY


Carol Service - BROMHAM