Week commencing 23rd July 2017

Benefice News



2017                 Diary

Fri  28th July

Afternoon Tea 2:30 onwards at 2 Grange Lane, Bromham for Arthritis Research UK

Sat 9th Sept

Sponsored Bike and Hike, 10am til 6pm

Wed 13th Sept

Women’s Fellowship Service

Sat 16th Sept

Pilgrimage Walk from Elstow to Olney, or join at Stagsden Church. More details to follow.

Sat 14th Oct

3:00 pm Proms in the Park (St Owen)


Visiting Bell Ringers on Tuesday 1st August 11:15-12:15 Quarter Peal, Thurs 3rd August 10:00 – 13:15 Peal


Bring & Share Lunches. There are no Bring and Share Lunches in June or July due to other events taking place. The next Bring and Share lunch is on August 13th at 7 Leyside with Anne & Michael. More info from Anne Tombs 01234 822949 email: annetombs712@btinternet.com


BBQ August 27 Revd Di Harpham 129 Stagsden Road 12.45. Proceeds to the 3 churches. Tickets £5, Kids £3. Drinks available.


Sponsored Bike and Hike on 9th September, 10am til 6pm. Visiting the various Churches.


Womens’ Fellowship Service - 13th September 19:30


Next PCC Meetings


12th September, Stagsden, 7:30pm

20 th September, Bromham 7:30pm      


Harvest Festivals:

Oakley Harvest – 17th Sept

Stagsden Harvest – 24th Sept.  [H. Supper 23rd Sept]

Bromham Harvest – 1st October

Order your hanging basket from Tony Dawson Tel 302286. Proceeds to the Building Fund                       

The Haven Quiet Garden is available for individuals to use, and is also available for groups, including DGs, to use the BBQ’s provided the ethos of the garden is respected. For more information, or to make a booking please contact Carol Willgress by text on 07505304374


St Owen’s rang out yesterday at 10am when the local ringers attempted a Quarter Peal in appreciation of Rev Linda Bond’s ministry as Vicar and Priest in Charge. The intention was to ring before Linda’s retirement, but we were unable to arrange it any sooner.

Letters & cards to Linda: Please hand any post to either

churchwardens or Di for forwarding.

Afternoon Tea on Friday 28th July 2:30 onwards at 2 Grange Lane for Arthritis Research UK. Entry £1 includes Tea/Coffee and Cake. Please contact Binny if you require any further information 01234 825463.

Bedford Food Bank are short of some food items : Tinned Veg, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Pasta Hoops, UHT Milk, Tinned Soup, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tinned Custard, Jam, Toilet Rolls.

Anne Rushbrook thanks all those who came to or donated to her coffee morning on 7th July. Amount raised for Addenbrookes was £66.60

Teas in Church (19th July). Thanks to all who supported and helped approximately £200 raised. Well done!


Services – Today Sunday 23rd July – Trinity 6

We welcome Christopher Dawes to Evensong


Parish Eucharist CW Trad - STAGSDEN


Benefice Eucharist - BROMHAM


Benefice Evensong - OAKLEY



Services this week



Services and location:



NO Messy Church BROMHAM



Eucharist – Bromham Baptist Church.




NO Messy Church - OAKLEY

NO Prayer Group during holidays