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 





Circuit Plan

    Circuit Plan 100 x 123              Click on the icon for the current plan.


The churches are currently closed - please see below under shared worship for details of online services. 




Online Worship 

for 

Holy Week

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Holy Week Reflections

Here are links to 3 Holy Week reflective services on the Olive Tree Church Youtube channel, the services go live at 8am each morning - please engage with them when you can. There will be a number of people trying to do this each evening at 8pm so we feel as if we are gathering! 

Monday
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjqqBAZKQA187TkZTjjbOk8htU3vTKuH9

Tuesday
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjqqBAZKQA1_VXF8sYap8q1dxjKuua6tu

Wednesday
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjqqBAZKQA18Mdnk5v7wy3wH2AznFj4TL


Maundy Thursday 

 High Street Leagrave - Maundy Thursday Service and Love Feast - please click here for more information and Zoom Link 

St John's, Luton - please click here for more information 

The Olive Tree - Maundy Thursday Service and Agape Meal - please click here for more information and Zoom link

Trinity, Leighton Buzzard - Maundy Thursday Service and Love Feast - please click here for more information and Zoom Link



Good Friday

Leagrave Churches Together Zoom Service at 10.30am - please click here for the Zoom Link

The Square Good Friday YouTube Service will go live on Friday morning - please click here for more information




Lent Tracks


Please click here for the link







Woven - 6 courses



The South Beds Circuit has planned Lent groups following the London District Lent Course, 'Woven'.  They are taking place on Zoom.


The Monday evening course will be hosted by St John's,  the Tuesday morning course will be hosted by The Square, the Tuesday evening course will be hosted by The Olive Tree, the Wednesday afternoon and evening courses will be hosted by Trinity and the Thursday evening course will be hosted by Strathmore and Farley.


For more information and the Zoom link, please contact the Circuit Administrator - please click here

Please click here for the course materials.



Reflection

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Lent Reflections - Please click here




Wigmore Flowers Large

The Wigmore Church recently erected a memorial to all those in Luton who have sadly died of Covid-19.

Primarily the work of two people, the idea was initiated at the end of May when Jenny heard the Rev Jackie Bellfield talk about their project at Trinity Methodist Church in Ellesmere Port tying strands of wool on a fence as a reminder that the numbers we hear aren’t just statistics but people, people with families, people who are loved. 

Gail had been crocheting a flower a day during lockdown and felt this could put her flowers to use, Jenny is a knitter and between them they had the right number for the memorial to be erected at the end of November when the church was also undertaking socially distanced collecting of Christmas presents for the families supported by Luton Women’s Aid.

While hoping they will not need too many more, Gail and Jenny will continue to add flowers  - so if you have lost someone due to this disease, you will know a flower was created for your loved one, and can see it by walking or driving past the church at the Wigmore end of Crawley Green Road.


Shared Worship 




Cross for Holy Week


Every week one of the churches in the Circuit will share worship on YouTube.  The service will go live at 9.00am and can be found by clicking here


The following churches are holding on-line services:

Eaton Bray
High Street Leagrave
Oakdale
The Olive Tree
Harlington
The Square
St John's
Toddington
Trinity
Wigmore


For more information, please email the Circuit Administrator - please click here


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 




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.







Public Issues  


Please click here for the March 2021 issue of the Public Issues Newsletter



The Circuit Office


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