Week commencing 29th November 2020


Services & Events

In line with guidance from the Government and the Church of England we have suspended in person services until the end of the current national lockdown

Service this Advent Sunday November 29th  


Everyone is welcome to join us as we gather to worship at the beginning of the new Church year.


10.30am Zoom Service

Click on the link (sent by email or on

the benefice website) or call one of

these numbers and when asked

enter the appropriate  ID number.

           0131 460 1196

           0203 481 5240

           0203 051 2874

           0203 481 5237

ID number 848 0690 8170  same number every week now

Services for Next Week 6th December 2020

9.00am Holy Communion Stagsden

10.30am Zoom Christingle Service

10.30am Holy Communion Bromham





In line with guidance from the Government and the Church of England, all churches are closed, and all events and groups in church buildings or on behalf of the church are suspended until further notice.

11.30am Coffee after the morning service Use the link you have been sent –
Bromham ID no. 727 3304 4746
Passcode: StOwen
Oakley ID no.
852 0003 8080 Passcode: 004559

Next Sunday 6th Dec Zoom Christingle service at 10.30am. Please email Sarah by Weds

2nd Dec if you would like a Christingle pack. The usual Zoom link will be used and we hope to be joined by many new families. You are welcome to pass the information on to friends and neighbours and invite them to join in too.


Messy Church Online Every Monday in term time from 10.30 -11am on Zoom. Story, songs, chat and share – all pre-schoolers and their carers welcome. The Zoom link will be sent out – contact Sarah in the office if you want to receive it.


Christmas in a Box is an initiative run by All Nations Church in Bedford who fill boxes for struggling families or single people with all the items needed to make Christmas special. If you would like to get involved please visit www.allnationsbedford.org/christmasinabox and ask Tessa to get you a box to fill. The deadline for receipt of the filled boxes is Tues 8th December.


Church open times

The Government has announced that in person services can resume from 2nd December, so we have made plans – see below. Please remember to let the designated person know you are expecting to attend.

There will be a 10.30am Zoom service evenry Sunday.


Sun Dec 6th


Holy Communion St Leonard’s



Holy Communion St Owen’s

Sun Dec 13th


Holy Communion St Owen’s



Holy Communion St Mary’sCommunion St Mary’s

Sun Dec 20th


Holy Communion St Leonard’s


Watch out for updates in case plans have to change


Plans for Christmas 2020

Carol Services on Zoom, readings by local people

Tues 15th Dec at 7pm – Oakley readers

Thurs 17th Dec at 6.30pm – Bromham readers

Anyone can join either service!


Crib Services are being replaced by Nativity Trails – Sat 12th to Sun 20th there will be pictures in windows to be spotted in various locations around the villages, and a competition leaflet to be filled in. More details from Sarah or Church wardens.


Open Churches 2.30-4.30pm on Sat 19th (Oakley) and Sun 20th (Bromham) for competition entries and Christmas displays.


Christmas Eve 4pm* Family service at St Leonard’s with a short communion

Christmas Eve 11.30pm Holy Communion on Zoom

          11.30pm* Holy Communion at St Mary’s

Christmas Day 9am* Holy Communion at St Owen’s

10.30am Zoom service.

*it is essential to book a place at services in the church buildings to allow for socially distanced seating.


Home Communion

If you would like to receive communion at home, please phone Catherine or Di to consider how this may be done safely.


Bedford Foodbank needs our help as much as ever through another lock down. Whilst we cannot collect in church please consider donating during your supermarket shop or give cash on line through their website



Feeling under the weather? Anyone can now access a test for coronavirus if they have any of the symptoms of COVID-19. Visit this page  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ or call 111 to arrange a test.


Help is available if you are unwell or self-isolating. Please let one of the church wardens or clergy know if you, or a neighbour or friend, could do with some help. Many people from the church and the community are asking what they can do, so please get in touch with requests (and offers of help).


Keeping in touch The pew leaflet can be emailed or delivered to anyone who would like a copy – please tell Sarah if you know someone who wants to receive it.


Every Mind Matters, NHS website with expert advice and practical tips to stay mentally healthy whilst staying at home, visit https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/