Weekly Message

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 2nd 2021Empty_Cross

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!    Alleluia.



A year ago we were bereft with the fact that we had had to cancel the May Festival.  Covid 19 really has played havoc with so many of our “traditions” as this weekend once again we have cancelled the May Festival. Here’s hoping that Saturday 30th April 2022 will be OK.

The diverse activities in church this past week have been trying to catch ‘Houdini the Squirrel’, who set up home in the Children’s Corner and has finally been evicted. And the delivery of a Bra Bank! (I’m sure the Elstow Nuns would have approved).  I also delivered our Food Bank donations this week to our local warehouse, who were as ever most grateful. They told me they have seen a drop in donations this last month but alas no drop in demand.

This Sunday we continue with two shortened Holy Communion Services at 9:00am & 10:00am with the 10:00am being live-streamed to Facebook. This live-stream will then be uploaded later in the day to our YouTube Channel.

If you are not comfortable with online technology you can also phone and listen to the service live on 01234 634035.

The weather looks mixed for Sunday, however people still seem to wish to find a way to meet up outside for coffee face to face rather than Zoom, which I completely understand.  I hope it won’t be too long until we can again organise refreshments after our Sunday Worship.

Don’t forget our programme of outdoor theatre this year is now published and tickets for all the shows can be purchased online.

Wishing you all a great bank holiday and week.



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Rev’d Fr. Paul Messam
Priest-in-charge of the Elstow Abbey and Elstow Team.
Assistant Area Dean of Bedford

Abbey Vicarage
Church End
Bedford MK42 9XT

01234 261477




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