** CHURCH SERVICES ** The services across the Benefice follow a four month cycle.
Click on the relevant link below for a current PDF file of the services for:- February
SERVICES IN THE BENEFICE THIS WEEK: The services in the Benefice on 25th February, the Second Sunday of Lent, are:-
9.30 (Stoke Hammond) Holy Communion
11.00 (Bow Brickhill) Mattins
11.00 (Little Brickhill) Family Service
To download a PDF with full details for the current month's services and readings:- Click Here
The readings for this Sunday are:-
Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16; Romans 4: 13-25; Mark 8: 31-38
"PATHWAYS" EDITION WINTER 2023/2024:
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The Way of Love
This year Easter is quite early, on March 31st, so the season of Lent will also begin early, after Ash Wednesday on February 14th.
One of the customs of Lent, along with the traditional discipline of giving up something we usually enjoy, is to take time to pause and reflect on our faith and God’s calling to us.
This year we will be taking part in a Lent course produced by the Diocese of Oxford, entitled The Way of Love, and there are two opportunities to join in with this.
Firstly, anyone who is interested can register to receive an email every day, offering some brief reflections and prayers. If you would like to try this, you can register on our diocesan website here: www.oxford.anglican.org/come-and-see
Secondly, we will be holding some weekly discussion groups during Lent, to discuss the course material together. Full details will be available soon, and you would be welcome to join one of the groups.
In these and other ways, we can take the opportunity during Lent to take a fresh look at ‘the way of love’ that Jesus calls us to follow, seeking to love God as we love our neighbour.