Week commencing 12th  August 2018

Benefice News



2018   Diary


27th August

Summer BBQ at Di’s 12.30

8th Sept

Stagsden Harvest Supper

13th Sept

Healing Service 10.30 St Owens

15th Sept

Oakley Harvest Supper

16th Sept

Oakley Harvest Festival 10.30

22nd Sept

Proms in the Park: St Owens 3.30 p.m.

23rd Sept

Stagsden Harvest Festival

6st Oct

Bromham Harvest Supper

7th  Oct

Bromham Harvest Festival 10.30 a.m.

22nd Oct

Licensing of Revd Catherine Wilson
7.30 p.m.at St Marys, Oakley


Joanne Lee

We are sorry to announce that our administrator Joanne will be leaving us later this month, in order to take up the position of Clerk to the Parish Council of Great Barford. She will be able to put in limited hours for some weeks, in order to help bridge the gap until we find a replacement. In the meantime we need volunteers to help man the office and take on some tasks. Offers of help to Di please.


Office Vacancy.

We are now advertising for a replacement for Joanne. Anyone interested in this part-time job of circa 15 hours per week should contact Di or David Butler for further information.  


Link up for people living on their own.

On September 13 we will have a game of Bingo.

All welcome.
For more information ring Anne Tombs 01234 822949


Summer BBQ at Di’s. Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 12.30pm Tickets now available (maximum 50). Some chairs needed. Bring your own wine (soft drinks available).


Bring and share lunches

There will be no Bring and Share lunch in August

Sunday September 9 will be at 6 Manor Close, home of Edward and Eileen Jones

For more information ring Anne Tombs 01234 822949


St Mary’s Church Oakley. Do come and join us for cream teas every Sunday afternoon until Sept 16th. 15.30 – 17:00 at a cost of £2.50.


Quality 2nd hand Books at Bromham Mill (go thru the cafe). Hand-picked Summer reading for all ages.  Donations to St Owen’s Building Fund at the cafe counter.


Vicarage Garden. Volunteers needed to cut grass & clear bushes (our responsibility covering vacancy). Please contact Ian Frankish if you can offer to put in few hours or join the rota for the summer.


Appointment of our new vicar. Rev Catherine Wilson will be taking up post in mid October. Please pray for her and husband Tim. Licencing service 19:30 22nd Oct St Marys Oakley.


Work in Progress at St Owens.  Work on digging foundations and drainage for the extension has started. As a result, the Portaloo is moved to the right of the south porch. When the west door is not available, fire exits will be the south door and the chancel door. The south door and approach to the Garden of Remembrance will NOT be affected. Access for contractors will be via the temporary gate and the path around the tower; when this area is closed to the public alternative routes to the north gate will be signposted.


Sponsored Bike and Hike in Beds and Herts – Sat 8th September 10:00 – 18:00. Consider going as a group. Sponsorship forms available in church.


Services for Sunday 12th August –St Mary’s Patronal Festival


Parish Eucharist - Stagsden


Benefice Eucharist - OAKLEY


Bromham Brunch – Bromham Lower School (Grange Lane site)


Benefice Evensong - BROMHAM


Services this week






NO Messy Church - BROMHAM






NO Messy Church - OAKLEY



NO Prayer group



Services for 19th August:    12th Sunday of Trinity


Benefice Holy Communion - OAKLEY


Parish Eucharist  BROMHAM


Parish Eucharist - OAKLEY