Welcome to St James the Great, Silsoe - we are part of the Joint Benefice of Silsoe, Flitton and Pulloxhill.
In 'normal' times, we would be holding services every week in our Church and although 'live' worship is currently permitted, we, together with the other Churches in our Benefice, have decided to move back to online services for the foreseeable future. Whilst we regret not offering a service physically in our Churches we feel that this decision will help us plan and prepare services appropriate for online worship.
Services are made available every week on The Virtual Vicar page of our Benefice website -3churches.uk/thevirtualvicar/ A new service is available every Sunday and there is a suggested worship time if you would like to watch the service along with our Virtual Congregation. All our virtual services since March 2020 are still available to view and there are additional resources for personal worship and reflection available.
Our vision for our Church is for it to grow as a beacon of Christ's light in our community and we seek to operate by a set of values of:
Welcome - Prayer - Community - Friendship - Christ Centred
We would normally have a number of social and community events such as concerts, quizzes, etc through the year which are organised by the Friends of Silsoe Church and the Parochial Church Council.
The Reverend David Payne is our Priest-in-Charge and we have 2 Readers and 2 Lay Leaders of Worship in the Benefice who help with services and worship along with other members of our congregation.
We hope that it will not be too long before our Church is once again open for services and we can welcome you to join us there. However, in the meantime, please do join our Virtual Vicar and Virtual Congregation.
We fully support and endorse the Church of England's safeguarding policies for children, young people and adults. You can find full details of our safeguarding policies and Safeguarding Officer on our website at silsoe.3churches.uk/safeguarding-silsoe/. Information on the Church of England’s National Safeguarding can be found here and information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of St. Albans can be found here