WELCOME TO THE RIVERSMEET BENEFICE

 

Riversmeet Benefice

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We are now able to hold services in our churches. From October we will be holding our usual range of services in all four churches - see further down this page.  One Holy Communion service will be recorded each week and then the link posted on this page.


There will be social distancing,  hand sanitiser available, a one-way system, the bread will be received standing up and the priest will take the wine on behalf of everyone. There will be music, and singing by the choir only. Please arrive in good time so that social distancing can be maintained as people are seated. Face coverings must be worn except by people speaking in the service or those exempt and we must have a record of who was at the service - a QR code is available if you have downloaded the Test and Trace app.


Here is the link for Sunday, 18th October's recorded service: https://youtu.be/AvrYGhJi-Wk


 October 4th

9.30am Gt Barford - Harvest Holy Communion

11am Blunham - Morning Prayer

11am Roxton - Harvest Holy Communion


October 11th

9.30am Blunham - Holy Communion

9.30am Gt Barford -  Morning Prayer

11am Roxton - Family Service

11am Tempsford - Holy Communion


 October 18th

9.30am Roxton - Holy Communion

11am Blunham - Café Church 

11am Gt Barford - Holy Communion


October 25th

9.30am Tempsford - Holy Communion

10.30am Gt Barford - Rejoicing Together

11am Blunham - Holy Communion

11am Roxton - Morning Prayer


  

If you know of anyone who does not have access to the internet, please tell them about this free phone line:

The national church Daily Hope phone line

This free national phone line was launched on Sunday, 26th  April and is aimed particularly at the over 75s who do not have access to the internet.  The line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.  This is a simple way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed. Callers will hear a special greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury before choosing from a range of options, including ‘Prayer During the Day’, ‘Night Prayer’ and a recording of the Church of England’s weekly national online service. A section called Hymn Line will also offer a small selection of hymns, updated daily. 

 

Please contact Revd Graham Buckle regarding baptisms, weddings and funerals. His email address is: dovecote10@btinternet.com.

 

 

Message from Revd Graham


If you look at the picture below, I wonder if you could tell me where it is. So often we go about our business, perhaps focused, and we don’t notice the sights and sounds that are immediately around us. I’m sure some of you will have guessed where the picture was taken, and that it is located within our own parishes, indeed it is one of our parishes! I am always having my knuckles rapped for sometimes omitting Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden in some of the things I say and write! There are lots of things we take for granted or make assumptions about, and very often we tend to ignore or not appreciate them.


We do the same with people too; things happen and we don’t always appreciate what is done for us, very often in the background, and not in the forefront where things are noticed. We are in the midst of having our churches’ annual meetings, and that is an area where lots of things are done, but not always appreciated for the effort that goes into making things happen. I try to show my gratitude to all who work so hard as churchwardens and PCC members throughout the year to enable our churches to be open for public worship and other events.


It is all too easy to expect things to be done, and not think about what is happening behind the scenes to make it happen! As we continue to live through the coronavirus we should show our appreciation to those who make things happen, not only national organisations like the NHS, but those locally in our own communities.


As we thank those who work hard to enable us to live our lives, we must never forget to thank God for the life we have, for the friends and family we love and who love us, and a God who loves us. God bless you as we walk together through the pandemic.


(If you haven’t guessed, it is St Denys Church, Little Barford!)


Revd Graham