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The Clifton Chronicles Covid Month 13

May 2021 £ Priceless

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May 2021 Covid Month 13 Dear Fellow Residents The spring weather continues to lift our spirits and remind us that nature is amazing and that if we give it a chance it can bounce back from damages done to it. There are also lots of encouraging things happening, the Boys (old boys) Breakfast is set to start again next month, Golf is already happening wiht the Golden Lion Golf Society, we are back in church every week (you do have to book), there’s a Garden Party in July and a concert in September—lots to look forward to. Tessa is back in the Community Centre for classes and although many of us are sad to have the Face Book Live classes end we are also celebrating that it is the start of a new stage in our recovery. Stay safe, keep your distance, wear a mask and wash your hands, do all of that then:

Eat Drink and be Merry! Kathy Blackmore, Editor

June, copy date while we are on line, is 15th May

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Contents (Alphabetic)


Advertising Index


All Saints Academy



Contents ctd


Neighbourhood Plan



Care Scheme




Ministry Team Column


Samuel Whit. Academy


Crime Stats



Other Churches


Who’s Who in Clifton



Who’s Who in Clifton


All Saints’ Church


Revd Caren Topley, 8 Rectory Close, Clifton. rector4clifton@gmail.com

01462 615499


Pat Wisby, 51 Pedley Lane



Robin Welsford, 13 Pedley Lane Ruth Gray, 21 Fairground Way

811303 812820

Organist & Choirmaster

Peter Maundrell, 24 Heron Close, Biggleswade

01767 314621

PCC Treasurer

Philip Dawes, 58 Church Street


PCC Secretary

Pat Wisby, 51 Pedley Lane


Church Hall Bookings

Mothers’ Union

Ruth and Kevin Gray 21 Fairground Way Philippa Whittington 27 Purcell Way, Shefford Betsy Gray, 18 Hitchin Lane, Clifton

Messy Church

Suzanne Stapleton, 811929; Ruth Gray 812820


Mrs Carol Ward


School Governors

Chair: Philippa Whittington Vice-chair: Peter Blackmore

851816 646371

School Bookings

Justine McCarthy,



Kerrie Cope, Kate Barker, (Joint Chairs) Email: cliftonallsaintspta@gmail.com

Bell-ringing Cpt

All Saints’ Academy Elected Representatives

Parish Council Chairman Clerk (Community Centre bookings)

812820 851816 629690

Ray Dart, 8 Alexander Close


Kerri Kilby parish.council@clifton-beds.co.uk

07547 129038

MP Nadine Dorries,


Councillors Henlow, Arlesey, Henlow Camp & Stondon

Richard Wenham, 2 Jordan Close, Henlow SG16 6PH, Ian Dalgarno, 172 High Street, Arlesey SG15 6TB,


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Who’s Who in Clifton




Kathy Blackmore, Hawarden Cottage, 47 Church Street, Clifton



Advertising year runs May to April chronicles@clifton-beds.co.uk



John Good, Pedley Lane, Clifton


Biggleswade Gardening Club

Mr A Gray www.biggleswade.gardenclub.care4free.net

01767 221428

Brownies Clifton Action Group Care Scheme

Email: firstcliftonbrownies@outlook.com www.girlguiding.org.uk Mrs Diana Talbot, Secretary. Infofromcag@gmail.com


Friends All Saints Church

07817 614654 Chairman: Rob Davidson Email: cliftonbedscc@gmail.com V-Chair: Josh Scandrett: 07805 427129 Keith Pledger, 2 Chapel Close k.pledger@ntlworld.com

Football Club

Jason Shacklock



Langford Tennis Club

www.langfordtennisclub.org.uk Contact; Paul Metcalfe


Police Contact

The snr community officer: PS Simon BUTLER, Based in Biggleswade

01234 842531

Cricket Club

Other village organisations

Providence Baptist Church Rainbows Residents Association Scouts (All ages)

07376 490434 629020 816881

cliftonpbchurch@gmail.com girlguiding.org.uk BobSmith, Secretary 30 New Road






Linda Patch



Pre-School, Breakfast & After School Clubs www.thewoodlandspreschool.co.uk thewoodlands1@btconnect.com



Dear Friends, At last the merry month of May! The government will be encouraging us to become merrier from the 17th of this month, where we are able to meet more people, and we can have 30 guests to a wedding! So what does being merry mean? In the bible it appears around 38 times and mostly in reference around eating. Eat, drink and be merry! However the later Anglo Saxon use of the word was primarily used to imply being strong or gallant. Being strong, we read in plays and stories from past literature where soldiers are being likened to a band of merry men. Also, the weather can be merry, we think of strong winds and call this ‘merry weather’. I hope the weather when you read this won’t be too merry! We can be merry in spirit. We can be full of mirth, joy and might. We can be merry and rejoice that this month the Christian faith celebrates Jesus going back to heaven, this event is called The Ascension. Why be merry when Jesus has gone back to heaven and left us! Not so, he has left us with his Holy Spirit, so we can be strong and merry in spirit. Let us feast with joy at the coming of God’s Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost the 23rd May, it will give us plenty to feast on. Be merry! Every blessing, Revd Caren.

For all details of church services see: https://www.clifton-beds.co.uk/ FB and YouTube link also available: https://www.facebook.com/CofECliftonBeds


All Saints’ Church

From the Registers Burial of Ashes 29th March

Wendy Joy Onion

Appointment of new Head Teacher The Governors are pleased to announce that Miss Rebecca Byrne has been appointed as the new Head Teacher of Clifton All Saints Academy with effect from 1st September 2021. We look forward to working with Miss Byrne and Mrs Ward over the Summer Term to provide a smooth transition. Philippa Whittington Chair of Governors

Toddler Church Via Zoom Fortnightly on Tuesdays 09.30-10.30 Next month:

4th May & 18th May 7

Clifton All Saints Academy We hope everyone enjoyed the Easter break and didn’t eat too much chocolate! Its lovely to see all of the daffodils around the village and the trees in blossom. This time last year it was lockdown for the first time and the weather was certainly much warmer! Little did we know the situation would still be the same a year later. Hopefully it will get warmer soon and we can make the most of being outside in the sun. We have tried to keep life in school as normal as possible whilst adhering to all of the government guidelines. The children have been amazing, adapting to being taught at home, Google Meets and changes of routines during the school day. It was really lovely to have them all back in at the beginning of March. On the 23rd March all of the children took part in a minute’s silence and tied a yellow ribbon to the school fences reflecting on the past year. Our thoughts and prayers were for all of our staff, pupils, parents and governors who have been affected by COVID-19. Every class chose a style of `cross` and made crosses to be put on the main school gates which I’m sure many of you have seen when walking past. This was our way of marking and celebrating Easter as unfortunately we haven’t been able to do so with our usual end of term services in church. We are hoping, as restrictions gradually lift, that we may be able to return to a little more normality in school and look forward to having whole school Collective Worship in the Hall, Sports Day, visitors in school and other activities. September 2021 will see a lot of changes at Clifton All Saints Academy. Most of you are aware we will be converting to a Primary school from September 2021 which means the majority of pupils will be staying at Clifton All Saints through to year 6. We are hoping that building work will start later in the summer to provide the additional teaching space needed. Mrs Carol Ward, our Head Teacher, is retiring at the end of this term after joining the school in September 2013. We will be sorry to see her go, but moving forward with all of the exciting changes, we welcome Miss Rebecca Byrne as our new Head Teacher from September. It is also with great sadness that we say goodbye to, two long standing members of staff, Mrs Gill Evans and Miss Sandy Thomas. Gill has worked in the school office since 1999 so has been at the school for 22years! However, she will be popping in to help with training in-between her dog walks and coffees! Sandy has worked as a full time teaching assistant in our year one class since September 2000 so has also been at the school for 21 years! We wish them both all the very best for the future.


Samuel Whitbread Academy This term has certainly been one of reflection, with the anniversary of the first lockdown and everyone coming together to remember those we have lost over the last 12 months. Like many of you, staff at school have lost friends and family during the pandemic, and so the minute silence was particularly pertinent to everyone at the academy. Over the last weeks we have spent time during tutor periods to talk to students about the impact of all the restrictions during the pandemic, our health and wellbeing, as well as the light at the end of the tunnel as the restrictions are beginning to be lifted. To mark this moment in history, we have made a reflection video whereby our students and staff voice their thoughts and feelings on the last 12 months, which can be seen on our social media platforms. Good progress has been made by Mrs Burgoyne on the plans for the memorial garden, which will be situated behind the maths department and outside Learning Support. The design includes a seated area, three fruit trees, flower beds and a pergola. The garden will be a place for those within Samuel Whitbread Academy to sit and quietly reflect, when they need some time to talk to someone or simply be alone. We are planning to have an area where parents and members of the community can also pay for a plaque should they wish, to remember those friends or family who have been lost during the pandemic. We received the guidance from Ofqual on how schools should assign teacher assessed grades (TAGs) this summer. We are pleased to say that the guidance did not contain any surprises and we are well placed to meet all the requirements in the guidance. This week Mr Butler sent out a booklet containing all the important information concerning the TAGs, which is also available on the website. Students in Year 11 and 13 are busy preparing for their mock exams.

The Academy is supporting a number of charities this year, including Keech Hospice Care, Marie Curie's Day of Remembrance and Marston Vale on behalf of our Eco-School Committee. The non-uniform day donations will be divided amongst our charities. As part of our on-going charity work we are working in partnership with Keech Hospice Care and are supporting their 'Big Trunk Trail', elephant fund-raising initiative. If you haven't seen our baby elephant, Whitney, then please keep an eye on social media, as over the course of the next few months she will be painted and transformed by our students, and will no doubt be making


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some appearances around the Academy. Thank you to all those within the community who have made donations via ParentMail.

Over the last term our students have taken 5000 lateral flow tests (LFT) which is an incredible achievement and I would like to publicly thank all of the parent volunteers who came into school to support our amazing team of support staff. Without these volunteers, we would not have been able to test so many students in such a short time and we are enormously grateful to all for giving up their time. Nick Martin, Principal

BEST Academies (From Parish Council Newsletter)

Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) has been working closely with Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) as part of the authority’s Schools for the Future reorganisation, which will introduce two-tier education (a primary/secondary model) to the area. As part of the plans, two BEST schools – Robert Bloomfield Academy and Samuel Whitbread Academy – are set to come together as one 0-18 all-through school. This school, which is set to open in September 2023, will serve Clifton, Shefford and the surrounding area. Details at www.bestacademies.org.uk/twitter


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CLIFTON CARE SCHEME THANK YOU AND JUST MAYBE? The Clifton Care Scheme Committee would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Ela and Bill Jackson for the help and support they've given to all the village community and the CCS with their prescription collection and delivery service over the past 14 months during the pandemic. A truly remarkable effort. However this service will no longer be available from 1st May and we shall be reverting to the system that was in place before the lockdowns which is: 1. 2.

Order your repeat prescriptions from the Doctors/Health Centre and Ring CCS on 07817 614654 to request a volunteer to pick it up and deliver it for you. You will need to tell us when the prescription will be ready to collect and from which pharmacy.

There will be a small charge to cover the volunteers expenses. If the are no changes to the Government's "Road Map" in the interim we are still on course to re-start the Tea and Chat get together on Wednesday 23rd June 2021. But these sessions will now be held in the Church Hall in Stanford Lane. And from then onwards the dates will be the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the month. The July dates are Wednesdays 14th and 28th. Just maybe there's a real chance that we shall be able to meet again in more happier times. Remember we are still here to help if we can. Just call and ask.

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Dates for your diary The Social Committee are planning the following events this summer (hopefully!) so put them in your diary now:

3rd July – Summer Garden Party To be held in the churchyard with teas, teddy abseiling and treasure hunt.

Also a big summer raffle, tickets available before that date and prizes drawn at the event. In the autumn:

4th September - Concert by Toni Lee, Church 16th October – Farm Run

11th December - Orpheus Choir, Church Hitchin & Letchworth RSPB Group We are now holding monthly talks on Zoom

Friday 7th May @ 7.30pm Michael Hooper is talking on:

‘A Birding Trip to South America and Antarctica’ We will hear about a trip deep into the Southern Hemisphere, eventually reaching the ‘Seventh Continent’ where penguins and albatrosses are amongst the birds taking centre stage. All are welcome - contact Martin on martinrjspc@hotmail.com for the zoom link. The talk is free but donations to the RSPB local group are welcome. The talk will be preceded by a short AGM.



Clifton Boys' Breakfast Group Further to the article in last month’s Chronicles the group for older men will recommence on:

Thursday 3rd June We meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Mount Pleasant Gold Club Bistro at Stondon. Many get there at 09.30 and enjoy a great breakfast, others turn up at 10 am for coffee. As some members have gone onto pastures new we would welcome new members. Please contact Bob Smith: 01462812336 (bob.smith@lineone.net) in the first instance.

GOLDEN LION GOLF SOCIETY The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused the cancellation of our March competition, but I am delighted that our season has begun. The April competition did go ahead albeit under strict social distancing regulations. The competition took place at Whitehill Golf Club playing for the Chuckles Masters Trophy. The weather was warm with little wind to contend with so the scoring was quite high. Our winners were,

1st with 39 pts 2

nd rd

with 37 pts

3 with 36 pts

Les Small Harvey Price Ian Martin

Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive were not contested due to the Coronavirus playing regulations Our next competition will be played at Royston GC Tuesday May 18th 2021. If you are interested in joining us, please contact: Harvey Price on 01462 812781 or John Wall on 01462 814097


Biggleswade Sandy Lions Club (CIO) I am writing this article on 11th April and hoping, like everybody else, that the next release from lockdown doesn’t cause a surge in new cases of Covid 19. During this lockdown period I have moved from Eastbourne to Gamlingay and have transferred my membership to BS Lions. It has been interesting in that I have not yet met any of the club members face to face. I have met a large number of them on zoom and they are a very friendly club who have made me very welcome. Now who and what are Lions? We are a group of men and women of all ages and backgrounds who want to make this world a happier and safer place to live. Our meetings tend to be a bit noisy with a lot of laughter BUT we are there to do a job of work so there is always a strong purpose to the meeting. Meetings generally last about an hour to an hour and a half. During that time we will have an update on what is happening locally and internationally, discuss what projects we can support and how we are going to raise the money, and social events. Anybody who joins can expect to be involved in some way with the two main jobs of fund-raising and service projects. We generally find that members find their niche in one or other of these committees. On top of that there are various other jobs such as organising social events and even Public Relations. I mentioned that people of all ages are welcome and this is very true. The main thing is that you should be reasonably active as attending fetes, helping at senior citizens meetings or helping staff a children’s party can be tiring but very rewarding. When it comes to old fogies like me you get jobs like Public Relations Officer which is more sedentary but uses my 34 years of experience as a Lion (yes I am 84 but the oldest Lion I know is 102 and still going strong). As you can imagine the past 18 months have taken their toll. Not having been able to meet or attend functions we have been unable to recruit new members and those of us who have survived are a year older. We are therefore in need of new members so that we can build on the past and plan for the future. As we come out of lockdown there are going to be lots of people needing our help. If you can spare a little time to join us in helping people back to normal please do contact us on:

01462 814693 or 03458 339749 I feel I have gone on long enough but you can find a lot more information on our website www.bslions.org.uk. I hope that I will have the chance to meet you at some time in the near future. John Bennewith, Public Relations Officer, Biggleswade Sandy Lions Club


Historical Article Biggleswade Chronicle Potton and Shefford Times Friday May 7th 1897 Clifton Village News Bellringing: The inhabitants of Clifton were surprised on Saturday

afternoon by a sudden commotion and outburst among the church bells. People came to their doors and enquired the meaning of this extraordinary procedure. There was no wedding celebration of local interest and no great event of national significance to commemorate. After the ringing had ceased, it was ascertained that a certain body of men from Bedford Change Ringers Association had visited the village to try their skill on the bells. The place was certainly enlivened, but the parishioners stated that they have heard better ringing from their own ringers.

Sudden Death: The village received rather a shock on Tuesday, soon

after midday, by hearing the intelligence of the sudden death of David Stacey, an old parishioner. He had been a little unwell since Saturday but nothing serious was anticipated. Further particulars have not transpired. This article was found in some old papers and was submitted to be shared! What goings on! Two pictures of historical buildings in Clifton drawn by Sheila Ashton.


Clifton WI A photograph of some of Clifton WI visiting Reims in late 1970. The photograph was sent in by Daphne Titterington who lived in Clifton from 1965 till 2007. Daphne keeps in touch with all things Clifton by reading the Clifton Chronicles every month on the internet (gladdening the heart of this editor ☺) as well as directly with friends.

Who are they and what are they doing now? Can you add any names to the list? Starting on front row, left to right: Sue Gudgion, Rene Skerrett, Mary Morgan, Irene Stacey, Audrey Stead. Back row, left to right: ??, Daphne Titterington, Enid Harlow (President), ??, ??, Dorothy Brown Thank you to Daphne for sending this in, do get in touch if you can add more names to fill the gaps.


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Clifton Neighbourhood Plan The drafts of the main body of the Clifton Neighbourhood Plan are now complete and we are working on all the statutory bits and pieces which we need to include to comply with the legislation surrounding Neighbourhood Plans. At the same time we are pulling together all the evidence into a coherent group of appendices. Each section is available to view on our website.

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Vision Statement Housing Business Heritage and Community

Community and Leisure Transport Green Infrastructure Character Assessment


We need as many people as possible to read through the Plan and make comments. The views of Clifton residents are vital to the successful inspection and subsequent adoption of our Plan. The next stage is to start our pre-submission consultation which we hope will be before the end of May. This consultation will entail providing every home in Clifton with a small pack containing a summary of our Plan complete with a response form which can be returned to us hand written, emailed or completed on-line. We will be asking everyone to engage with this consultation and let us have their views and suggestions. We hope to be able to hold an open day, (dependant on restrictions in place at that time), when members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee will be available to answer questions. When the consultation is complete, the Plan will be re-drafted to take the responses into account. It then goes to CBC for them to comment. Another re-draft follows to include their observations after which it will be formally inspected during which the final re-draft is conducted. (It turns out a Neighbourhood Plan is a ‘drafty’ place to be!) Then a village referendum is held to confirm the village wish to adopt the Plan.


As you can see, it is not possible to exaggerate how important it is for as many people as possible to look at our plan and make comments and suggestions. A Neighbourhood Plan has to be something the Neighbourhood, (In this case Clifton), gets behind. So, please, if you haven’t yet looked at the draft Plan on our web-site yet, please do and let us know what you think: • • •

Our web-site is www.cliftonvillageplan.com or you can call us on 07711 687456. email talbot.mike@gmail.com or cliftonvillagenp@gmail.com Thank you from your Neighbourhood Plan team!

Clifton Planning Applications Update Central Beds Decisions to 15 April 2021 CB/21/01529/NMA – 6 April 2021 – 1 Stockbridge Close SG17 5FG.Change window in master bedroom to glazed door and balustrade. Application Registered CB/21/01471/FULL – 1 April 2021 – 7 Clifton House Close SG17 5EQ. Single storey rear extension. Application Registered CB/21/01473/DOC – 1 April 2021 – Land south of Fairground Way SG17 5JN. Discharge of Condition 9. Application Registered CB/21/00843/FULL – 25 March 2021 – Hillcroft, 68 New Road, SG17 5JL. New outbuilding to rear of garden to be part Sui Generia use (Dog grooming). Consultation Period CB/21/ 01308(01260)/DOC – 24 March 2021 – Land off Broad Street SG17 5RR. Discharge of Conditions 7, 8, 9, 13, and 15. Application Registered CB/21/01216/FULL – 18 March 2021 – 56 Shefford Road SG17 5RQ. Front porch extension. Consultation Period CB/21/00857/FULL – 15 March 2021 – 20 Broad Street SG17 5RJ. Single storey rear extension. Consultation Period CB/21/01012(01013/FULL(LB) – 9 March 2021 – Clfton Lodge SG17 5EW. Proposed three storey rear extension plus internal modifications and Listed Building consents. Consultation Period CB/21/00935/LDCP – 4 March 2021 – 204 Shefford Road SG17 5QS. Hip to gable loft conversion with rear dormer. Granted


CB/21/00505/FULL – 1 March 2021 - Land off Broad Street SG17 5RR. Temporary construction vehicular access. Awaiting Decision CB/21/00874/VOC – 1 March 2021 - Land adjacent to 34 Hitchin Lane SG17 5RS. Variation to Condition 1. Awaiting Decision CB/21/00651/OUT – 17 February 2021 – Land to rear of 83/85 Broad Street SG17 5RJ. Demolition of rear outbuildings & erection of two single storey dwellings. Consultation Period CB/21/00657/DOC – 17 February 2021 – Land adjacent to 34 Hitchin Lane. Discharge of Condition 7. Application Registered CB/21/00535/DOC – 10 February 2021 – Land off Broad Street SG17 5RR. Discharge of Conditions 10 & 11. Application Registered CB/21/00162/FULL – 27 January 2021 – 58 Broad Street SG17 5RL. Loft conversion to rear. Granted CB/21/00239/RM – 22 January 2021 – Land off Broad Street SG17. Reserved Matters; 80 dwellings including 35% affordable. Awaiting Decision CB/20/04642/OUT – 5 January 2021- Land to rear of 210/228 Shefford Road SG17 5QS. Demolition of 210 Shefford Road and erection of 29 dwellings. Awaiting Decision CB/20/04444/FULL – 8 December 2020 – 98 New Road SG217 5JJ. Conversion of existing stable to detached 3 bed dwelling. Awaiting Decision CB/20/03726/DOC – 16 October 2020 – Clifton House SG17 5ET. Discharge of Conditions 6, 15, 17 from planning permission. Granted Condition 2 to Planning Permission CB/17/01630/FULL (Two storey and single storey extension to the house repair of barn store wall and conversion of space for inclusion in annex repair of collapsed roof to open barn/outbuilding). Discharge of Condition of Condition 3 from planning permission CB/17/01631/LB (Listed Building, two storey and single storey extension to the house repair of barn store wall and conversion of space for inclusion of annex repair of collapsed roof to open barn/outbuilding). Application Registered CB/20/00350/DOC – 4 Feb 2020 – Land adjacent to 34, Hitchin Lane. Discharge of conditions 2, 3, 4 and 5 against planning permission. Application Registered CB/18/01518/OUT – 8 May 2018 – Land off New Road SG17 5JH. Proposed 25 dwellings Awaiting Decision Bob Smith, Clifton Residents’ Association


Crime Statistics for MARCH 2021 ASSAULT WITHOUT INJURY – COMMON ASSAULT AND BATTERY 01/03/2021 Bilberry Road 05/03/2021 Stockbridge Road 13/03/2021 Newis Crescent 13/03/2021 Newis Crescent HARASSMENT 04/03/2021 Undisclosed 30/03/2021 Undisclosed SEXUAL 04/03/2021 Undisclosed STATE OR PUBLIC ORDER 04/03/2021 Broad Street THREAT INTENT TO COMMIT CRIMINAL DAMAGE 05/03/2021 Church Street ARSON NOT ENDANGERING LIFE 19/03/2021 Church Street OTHER THEFT 22/03/2021 Pedley Lane ATTEMPTED BURGLARY – RESIDENTIAL 28/03/2021 Clifton House Close




Clifton Community Centre We are fortunate in Clifton to have a modern, spacious, well-equipped community centre with floodlit parking for 60 cars. For information on the facilities available, and to see just how easy and inexpensive it is to use this hall see: www.clifton-beds.co.uk/halls for hire/Community Centre To check availability and make a booking, please contact:

parish-council@clifton-beds.co.uk Kerri Kilby 07547 129038 or Bob Anderson on 07546 239784 Booking forms and conditions of hire can be downloaded from the website.

Providence Baptist Church – Clifton Sunday Services

*10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. A warm welcome is assured to all. Communion is held during the 6.00 p.m. service on the 3rd Sunday in the month. *The 10.30 a.m. Sunday morning service will continue to held at the Community Centre, Whiston Crescent, Clifton.

Mondays (term time)

Mums & Tots 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at the Church Explorers 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (for Reception to Year 4) at Church

Thursdays (term time)

Coffeepot 11.30am - 1pm at the Church

Fridays (term time)

Mums & Tots 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at the Church

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ABOUT OUR FRIENDS St Francis of Assisi, Roman Catholic Church, Shefford Father Deacon Parish Secretary

Canon Bennie Noonan Rev Peter Hyde Rose Boulton

Sunday Services St Francis

9.00 am

Saturday Service St Francis

11.00 am

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5.15 pm

Shefford Methodist Church Minister:

Revd Lorna Valentine 813284


Chris & Peter


Sunday Service 9.30 am Worship for all, plus Junior Church, crèche facilities & refreshments afterwards. Other activities see the notice-board & www.sheffordmethodist.org.uk

Salvation Army, Stotfold Captain Nicola Brooksbank Sunday Services: 10.30 am, 33

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B5, B6

ASB Property Services Carrie Molloy

J5, J6

Chris Jones Property Services

I5, I6

Comer Construction

K5, K6



Lucas, Huntley & Co


Marc Dellar Gardening


Martin Roe Painting & Decorating


Martyn Jaggard Decorating

F1, F2

Courtland Services Partnership


Meditation & Photobooth


Nails at Home

E5, E6

Neuve Audio


Neville Funeral Service

D P Building & Plastering



Dynamic Dance School


Pam Rogers Music Teacher


Foot Healthcare professional


Peter H Wright Plumbing & Heating


G & S Services


Pumpernickel Healt Foods


GA Living Spaces Ltd


RDG Plumbing & Heating

Graeme Harley Chiropodist


Sandra Thurgood


Home Comforts Pet Services


Shefford Dental Surgery


I R Quince, Stoneworks


SJ Tax Accountant


Stefan Baltruschat

J1 E3, E4

I2, I4

K1, K2

J Child Plumbing & Gas Engineer

H1, H2

J W Baxter


James Bonfield Carpentry


James Cullip Decorating


Jasper Morrissey Drum Lessons

J3, J4

G5, G6

Stephen Hing


Stephen Nott

G1, G3

Julian Biggs Plumbing, Heating, Stoves

Tessa Chiswell


The Carpet Cleaner

H3, H4

The Shefford Garage


The White Rooms


Leeds Painting and Decorating

A5, A6

WH Peacock Auction



A1, A2

WH Peacock Café


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