Week commencing 12th November 2017

Benefice News



   2017                 Diary

Sat 18th Nov

7:30pm Sharnbrook Gospel Community Choir

Sat 16th Dec

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


PCC Meeting – Weds 15th November Oakley at 7:30pm

                          Weds 15th November Bromham at 7:30pm


Sharnbrook Gospel Community Choir – Saturday 18th November 7:30pm St Mary, Oakley. Tickets £7 available in St Mary’s Church or from Dorothy Palmer Tel – 01234 823959. Includes light refreshments.


Christmas Children’s Craft Morning 16th December,          10-12am at St Owen’s, Bromham.


The Hurricane Disaster in Caribbean last donations may be given in the next  week. We will leave it for people to then make their own donations. Hand in envelopes marked Diocesan Appeal or British Red Cross.  Cheques payable to British Red Cross or St Albans DBF.  Gift Aid forms available.


Bromham Prayer Chain Membership

This began over 20 years ago & over 20 people receive requests from people who need prayer support during difficult times.[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.


Bromham Fellowship Lunches at  Nannette’s. Cancelled until further notice. We are grateful to her for all pleasure these lunches has given so many people.


Tony Dawson has kindly made 4 bird boxes for £10 each. If you would like one please speak to Tony.

Annual Services of Remembering for Bromham and Oakley will take place after Easter 2018.


Anne Rooke would be grateful for bottles for the bottle stall for the Autumn fair on Sunday 19th November in aid of the building fund


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 now have dates for the diary after Christmas. With Bishop Richard being away for three months early next year, we are delighted that Bishop Alan will lead the team to interview prospective candidates. The only down-side is that Bishop Alan’s diary was already pretty full so he has set the date for interviews as Wednesday 7th March. The closing date for applications will be Friday 9th February with a  short-listing meeting scheduled for Tuesday 13th February. We are advised that we should advertise after Christmas when there will be more clergy 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.


Request for Cakes needed for the sale in church on 19th November. Please speak to Flora. Tel : 01234 822094




Services  Sunday 12th November – Remembrance Sunday / 3rd Sunday Before Advent


NO Holy Communion - BROMHAM


Parish Eucharist & War Memorial - STAGSDEN


LEP Service & War Memorial – Lincroft School


Parish Eucharist & War Memorial - BROMHAM


Bromham Brunch – Bromham Lower School


Benefice Evensong - BROMHAM

Services this week



Services and location:



Messy Church BROMHAM



Eucharist  - Bromham Baptist Church




Messy Church - OAKLEY

Prayer Group – To be arranged