The United Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop

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Our four Churches are situated in North Bedfordshire approximately 8 miles North of Bedford off the A6, The benefice is a member of the Anglican Communion in the Deanery of Sharnbrook and the Diocese of St. Albans. St. Peter's Sharnbrook is the larger of the four parishes and associated  with H.E. Bates well-known character 'Uncle Silas'. It has a fine thirteenth century Church remodelled from the earlier Norman building. The river Ouse forms the southern boundary.               ***************** St. Mary’s Felmersham parish, south of the Ouse, includes the nearby hamlet of Radwell and has the largest Church, built by the monks of Lenten Priory between 1220 and 1240 and one of the finest Early English Gothic buildings in the region.                                                        
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The benefice of  Felmersham  joined with Sharnbrook and Knotting with Souldrop on 1st. September 2005 and Revd. Robert Evens became Rector of the united benefice. The ministry of the benefice is normally covered by the Rector with the occasional help of locally resident retired clergy. Details of St. Mary's Felmersham, it’s officers, services and activities are covered by their own web site. Please follow the link: -    St. Mary’s Felmersham. St Peter's is part of 'Sharnbrook Churches Together' which includes cooperation with our local Methodist, Roman Catholic and Evangelical Churches.The benefice is also linked with the parish of Calpino in the Catholic Diocese of Urbino in Italy. Everyone is welcome at all of our Churches. We meet every Sunday for  Worship and to learn more about our faith. We want our Churches to be accessible to people of all ages and (dis)abilities. St. Peters has a sound system including a 'T loop' for those with hearing difficulties.  Ramps for wheelchair access are also provided. If you want to know more please join us at any service.
The United Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop
                                       The smaller  parishes of All Saints - Souldrop and St. Margaret of Antioch – Knotting, with it’s small unique Church of Saxon origin, complete the united benefice.                      
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 The Collation by the Bishop of Bedford, The Rt. Revd Richard Atkinson and Installation and Induction by the Archdeacon of Bedford The Venerable Dave Middlebrook of The Reverend Paolo Di Leo as Rector of the Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop took place on Mon 4th. November at St. Peter’s Church. Paolo comes to us with a wide range of ministerial experience across many traditions. He trained for ministry at the Eastern Regional Ministerial College exiting with a BA Hons from Durham University in Theology Ministry and Mission.  Prior to ordination he worked as a senior executive for a number of multinational companies. He was Assistant Curate at St Margaret’s Streatley, near Luton prior to this appointment. Paolo is married to Fiona and has 5 grown up children and 3 grandchildren.
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Opening of St. Peter’s and St. Mary’s Churches: -   Stage I of the opening of our Churches at St. Mary’s Felmersham and St. Peter’s Sharnbrook commenced on Monday 15th. June. This was to facilitate private prayer and visitors only between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm daily. Detailed signage is shown at the South Doors of each Church giving information on hygiene, distancing, etc. From November 5th. 2020 until December 2nd. we will be reverting to a Stage  1 situation as above but following all Governmentand Diocesan COVID_19 regulations and guidelines, including the WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS. For this month’s details of all services click here:  Monthly Service Schedule Together with other Village agencies, we are providing a contact point and supporting the ‘Sharing in Sharnbrook’ initiative. See more details on our Notices page.
How to access our Online Services which are: Sundays: 9.30 am – Parish Communion Tuesdays:  10 -11 am - ‘Hall of Friends’  (See Below) Wednesdays: 9.30 am– Holy Communion. Thursdays: 9.30 am - Morning prayer For this months details of all services click here: Monthly Service Schedule We are using the ‘Zoom’ Meeting software for our services which allows up to 100 participants with video and audio communication.    You will need: WIFI (usually from your personal home equipment) A PC equipped with speakers and a webcam. (A laptop will normally have these) /Or a tablet (IPAD / Samsung etc) or a Smartphone. To gain access simply click the following link or copy it carefully  into your web browser from 30mins before the meeting. https://zoom.us/j/763110804   You also need this password:  079014 The 1st time you will be asked to download the ‘Zoom’ app. When connected follow the instructions to ‘Join with audio / video. HALL OF FRIENDS: An informal chat session with friends over your cup of coffee> Use Link: https://zoom.us/j/99397336200 Password:  019892  
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