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Welcome to St Andrew's

St Andrew's Church Biggleswade,

worshipping God with joy,
growing in faith,
serving with love,
and welcoming all.

Pentecost Services - Sunday 31st May

Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us online for our Service of the Word celebrating Pentecost at 10.00 am on Sunday.

To join the service, please click the link below and you should be able to connect via your browser.

Service of the Word at 10.00 am (via Zoom)

You may also connect via audio only using a landline and the following details:

Dial: 0330 088 5830
Meeting ID: 864 3571 4216
Password: 579575

We will also be hosting a United Service for Pentecost at 6.00 pm on Sunday.

Pentecost United Service at 6.00 pm (via Zoom)

You may also connect via audio only using a landline and the following details:

Dial: 0330 088 5830
Meeting ID: 897 5071 5130
Password: 436516

For further instructions, please download the weekly notices using the link below.

Yours in Christ,
Father Guy

Christian Aid

The Christian Aid Big Breakfast on Saturday has already raised £455 but it's not too late to donate! 

If you would like to make a donation to Christian Aid, you can use the JustGiving link:

JustGiving: Biggleswade Big Breakfast

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to Christian Aid, so it's the most efficient way to give - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Public Worship and Coronavirus

Following advice received from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic

ALL PUBLIC WORSHIP is suspended and the church is closed until further notice

With prayer and hope in Christ, at this challenging time for us all, Guy Scott

Keeping in Touch - Weekly Notices

Please do keep in touch via the weekly notices, copy available below.

Weekly Notices (31-May) - click here

To receive the weekly notices by email, please see the instructions in this week's notice sheet.

Resources for Reflection and Worship

Daily Prayer is the first official app to allow easy and elegant access to the hugely popular Daily Prayer feed from the Church of England website. It is published by Church House Publishing, the official publisher of the Church of England. For more information on the range of Apps available, visit  chpublishing.co.uk/apps

The Bishop of St. Albans' Golden Rules

Last week Bishop Alan shared some thoughts in relation to the COVID 19 pandemic. A précis:

Golden Rule One: Each one of us can think about how we can protect and support our neighbours. So much of the public rhetoric is sowing fear about the danger of other people. Offer help and reassurance to others – and don’t demonise anyone or any group.

Golden Rule Two: Think about who may be suffering more than me. For those of us who are healthy there is much less to worry about but the elderly, the housebound and those with chronic health conditions may be very anxious. Think about phoning others: a smile can bring cheer, even on the phone. If you visit, follow all the official precautions or don’t go.

Golden Rule Three: Don’t give into panic and start hoarding food. There is plenty to go around, so practise the Christian discipline of sharing. Ask your neighbours what they need and do your best to help them get it.

Golden Rule Four: Live today to the full. None of us ever know what the future holds. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus challenged his followers to live each day fully and not be afraid. ‘So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.’ Matthew 6.34.

And, don’t forget to pray. Here’s a suggestion by a priest in our diocese:

Dear God our Shield and our Defender, guide and protect my neighbour in this time of health emergency; deliver them from all harm and may your love and care ever grow in this place. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen.

Bishop Alan, St Albans