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For details of our services on Sundays and throughout the week, please click here

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 The May Market is on Saturday 17 May.

If interested in having a stall, please contact the church office.



This Week's Notices

Today, the 10.15 Parish Eucharist is preceded at 9.55 am by an Ecumenical Service of Palms in the St Mary’s Road car park of Bedford College followed by a procession across the bridge into Church led by the Salvation Army Band.  Palm branches and crosses are blessed and the procession is a joyful acclamation of Christ the King.  In the Eucharist which follows, the atmosphere of joy and celebration gives way to a more somber reflection on Christ’s suffering as we take part in a Dramatic Reading of the Passion.

The 6.30 pm service continues the Lent theme of God and War, with music from ’A Great and Glorious Victory’ by Jonathan Willcocks, and a liturgy commemorating the start of WW1. 

The Keeping of the Watch until midnight on Maundy Thursday is as important part of the build up to Easter.  There is a form in the South Aisle to allow members of the congregation to set aside an hour slot or longer, to help keep this vigil, which will end with Compline.

Collection Summary for week ending Sunday 6 April.

Stewardship envelope offering  £344.00

Other collections & donations   £250.39

Catering Income                      £210.46

Total                                £804.85

Weekday Communicants: 49

Sunday 6 April Communicants:  129

Please remember with your prayers and your presence Anne Sharrock and Chris Golder, who will be confirmed on Holy Saturday at 8 pm.

Easter Cards hand screened by the Community of St Clare at Freeland, Whitney are now available at the back of the church.  50p each.

Flowers for Easter  Any donations of money towards the cost of flowers for Easter may be given to Pat Dean or Peggie Parsons.

Copies of The Spire for April are now available at the back of the church, Price £1.

Friends for Life have a Volunteer Induction session on Saturday, 26th April at St Mark’s Church, Bedford.  If you are interested in volunteering as a Care Home Befriender and would like to come along, please contact Joanne Barrow on 01234 213038 or via the website – www.friendsforlifebedford.org.uk 

 FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Those who are ill

Daily Baru Clair, Christine Gaisford, Evelyn Harrison, Rita Hartup, Freddie Sealy, Tracey Stace, Chris Willson

Give thanks for the improvement in the health of William Dean and Gavin Mills.

Weekly

Monday: Susan Middleton, Peter Moore, Charles Green,

Tuesday:Barbara Valentine, Geoffrey Noble, Hazel Noble, Annie Hartup,

Wednesday: Vera Burr, Rachel Chesher, Akhmat Jan, Linda Markland, Virginia Shorten, 

Thursday: Gladys Burgess, John Dean, John Oberda, Alan Spearing,

Friday: Violet King, Lorna Henry, Mark Hostler, Shirley Little,

Saturday: John Gooch, Joseph Keeley, Victor Navaratne,

RIP David Archer, Eula Georgala, Bill Jones, Douglas Smith, Valerie Revely

Year’s Mind:   Hilary Stevens, Eddy Springer, Cyril Emptage, Eric Noble (13th), Hilda Bell (14th), 

Sister Muriel (16th), Edith Cole, Noelene & Ian Hudson (19th)