South Bedfordshire Circuit


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Welcome...

...to the website of South Bedfordshire Circuit

The Circuit consists of twenty two Churches and Chapels in and around Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Luton and surrounding villages.

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Circuit Calendar

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To add meetings and events please email Marina Mele, Circuit Administrator 




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The Circuit Plan





Thy Kingdom Come

21st - 31st May 

Let's light up the world in prayer!


Please click here for the weekly schedule for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Please click here for family prayer and care materials

Please click here for the link to the Churches Together  Diocesan Page


Thy Kingdom Come




Pentecost prayers


PENTECOST PRAYER 31st May, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We have the opportunity to pray and worship together with many others from the wider church of Luton on Zoom.
Here is the Zoom link:
https://zoom.us/j/92403374659?pwd=QXlnak5MN3lmVVZWNU8rNVFQZ0Z0Zz09
Or phone in on 0330 088 5830Meeting ID: 924 0337 4659
Password: 828375


Click here to join PENTECOST PRAYERS



The Methodist Church Coronavirus Guidance and Resources  


Please click on this link for the most up to date guidance and resources from The Methodist Church.  This information is updated regularly. 


On 24 March 2020, The Methodist Church announced the closure of all its church buildings for the foreseeable future.  Our Church Services have not stopped because the buildings are closed; we have gone on-line and it is really easy to find us.  See below for information about church services.  


The Circuit Office is closed, but the Circuit Administrator is working from home.  To contact the Circuit Administrator, please send an email.



A Prayer

Loving God,

If we are ill, strengthen us.

If we are tired, fortify our spirits.

If we are anxious, help us to consider the lilies of the field and the birds of the air.

Help us not to stockpile treasures from supermarkets in the barns of our larders.

Don't let fear cause us to overlook the needs of others more vulnerable than ourselves.

Fix our eyes on your story and our hearts on your grace.

Help us always to hold fast to the good,

See the good in others,

And remember there is just one world, one hope,

One everlasting love, with baskets of bread for everyone.

In Jesus we make our prayer,

The one who suffered, died and was raised to new life,

In whom we trust these days and all days,

Amen.

The Revd Barbara Glasson, President of the Methodist Conference






Remember that that the Methodist Church is wider than Britain. We are learning from our sisters and brothers around the world who are dealing with a difficult and uncertain situation and we would ask that you hold them in prayer, particularly those in affected areas. You can read prayers from other countries here



Worship During the Coronavirus Pandemic 


Worship Resources, Services Sheets, Information about Live-Steamed Services, Prayer Resources for Personal Prayer and Bible Study, plus information about doing your own live-steaming can be found on the Methodist Church website.  

Please click here.


Also see The Methodist Weekly News for 21 May 2020- please click here



Cross for Holy Week


 



The following churches within the Circuit have also produced services or worship resources.


Trinity, Leighton Buzzard - please click here


The Olive Tree Church, Luton - please click here 


Harlington Methodist Church - please click here


Harlington Methodist Church - Monthly Virtual Messy Church - please click here 


Some churches are holding Zoom services - for more information, please email the Circuit Administrator - please click here


If you have accessed one of our services, or are simply looking at our website - welcome!  

Perhaps you will find church online easier to try out than a physical building, perhaps these extraordinary times have triggered something spiritual inside you, perhaps you would appreciate linking with a Christian community.  If for whatever reason, you would appreciate some human contact from one of our churches, or have a question, then please email the circuit administrator (please click here), and we will respond to you.





Message to the South Beds Circuit from the President and Vice-President


Postcard from President 1

Postcard from President 2





Public Issues & Covid-19 


Please click  here for the May 2020 issue of the Public Issues Newsletter



The Circuit Office

The Circuit Office is currently closed.  To email the Circuit Administrator, please click.