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Flowering the Cross


The ‘flowering of the cross’ is a tradition that can be found around the world’s churches at Easter. At the Square we have decorated a bare cross with flowers on Easter day for many years, as a powerful symbol of the transition from Good Friday to Easter. From the empty cross that signifies the death of Jesus to a colourful cross representing new life.

This Easter we want to invite you to bring a fresh flower and place it on the empty cross, that will be on the steps outside the church from Thursday 14th April. Perhaps you want to bring a flower to remember a loved one, to give thanks or as a celebration; simply bring as many flowers as you like and insert them into the cross.

Flowering the Cross


Do come and see how the empty cross transforms to one full of beautiful flowers. Or better still, add some flowers of your own!

This year, more than ever, we want to remember God’s message of hope and the transformation from death and sadness to new life.


The Square is a place of worship and prayer where a warm welcome awaits you.

For details of our Sunday services and other aspects of the church's life click on the tabs above.

The community rooms of the church are open on Saturday mornings for refreshments, and are used by a variety of community groups during the week.

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Café Worship

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Meet other people, have a coffee and a cake. Read the Sunday papers. If you have not been to The Square before this is a gentle way to try us out. See the Worship page.

Youth Groups


Activities for younger people at The Square.
Read about Sunday Club, Inters Youth Club, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts here.

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 Mission Statement

 We are a town centre church aiming to radiate God’s love,
as revealed in
Jesus Christ,
for the local community and the wider world.

We seek to help people in their search for God
through our worship, prayer and action.


House Groups


A number of house groups meet regularly in  an informal setting to explore what it means to be a Christian

Drama Circle
Next Production

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Our next production will be a review called "Tale as Old as Time",
with performances on 7th, 8th and 9th July 2022

See our page.

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20 May:
Volunteer Opportunity

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire are recruiting for volunteer Independent Custody Visitors to join their scheme.
Please see this document for full details.

13 May: Circuit Mission Day

Saturday 21st May 10am - 1.15pm

This day has been put together to give us all resources for our individual Churches and the Circuit. We can think about our work, mission and vision while rediscovering what God is calling us to do post Covid 19 and moving forward. Please see the following documents for further information:

Advert for Circuit Mission Day
Letter from Patrick Kandeh
Plan for Circuit Mission Day

13 May: Books by Stephen Poxon

John WesleyCharles WesleyTo commemorate Wesley Day on 24th May, I am delighted to announce the availability of two of my books. See our News Page for more details than will fit here.

6 May: Christmas in May

Charity Concert +

A grand charity concert featuring the Vauxhall Male Voice Choir, Cantata Ladies Choir and the Festival Ensemble, at St. Mary's R. C. Church, on Saturday 14 May at 7:45pm. Click the poster to enlarge.

6 May: Annual Circuit Service

On the 12th of June at 11.00am the Circuit will be holding our service of worship at The Downs. You are invited to attend and to volunteer your help. Please see our What's On page for more details.

6 May: Garden Growth

Ivor has kindly written this update on progress with the gardens around the church.

29 April: Christmas Party!

A much delayed Christmas Party was held on 24 April at Go Bowling and at The Square. Read this report from Ivor Mitchelmore.

29 April: Luton Asian Christian Fellowship

LACF currently meet at Mount Pleasant, Saturday’s 11am – 3pm, but as their congregation increases they’re outgrowing the space.

They are looking for a larger facility they can use as a sanctuary for worship and a hall for food/refreshments. They do not cook onsite and instead bring precooked food to serve after service.

If you can accommodate LACF or know a church that can, then please do contact Tehseen at your earliest convenience.

17 April: Photos from our Easter services

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Easter Garden +An Easter garden made by 'S' Club, showing the cross, and the path leading to the tomb.

Flowered Cross +

The cross we erected inside church, which was decorated with flowers by members of the congregation during one of the hymns.

Hosanna Banner +

The Hosanna banner made for our Easter celebrations by 'S' Club

14 April: Easter Message from Superintendent Minister Patrick Kandeh

Patrick has written this Easter message for your perusal.

14 April: Working Out Worship

Are you involved with organising, planning for worship, or leading worship? Join 1 or all 4 of our Zoom training sessions on 'Working out Worship' - each session focuses on each element of worship, key aspects of worship, and different styles and
approaches to leading worship.
More details here.

14 April: Sunday Nite Live

Sunday nite liveThe Circuit Worship Team are planning to relaunch Sunday Nite
Live on Sunday 10th July at Farley Hill at 6pm. Further details will be made available in due course, but the proposed theme is Healing &
Reconciliation - What has Covid meant for us. More details here.

1 April: Café Worship

If you've been wondering whether Café Worship is for you, try reading these comments from some of the people who attend.

1 April: Belonging Together Ministers Group Conference

Belonging Together Ministers Group Conference +The theme for this conference is "Celebrating Diversity: growing in hope", and will be held on Saturday 28th May at Selly Oak Methodist Church. Click the poster to enlarge.

14 Mar: KSN Web Page

In advance of Chris and Ivor's Sunday service next week in support of KSN, there is now a page on this website showcasing what KSN does, and what The Square does in their support. Find this new page on the top-level menu above.

11 Mar: New Minister

It is with huge delight that we are able to announce that Rev. Claudia Lupi has joyfully accepted the invitation from our circuit stewards to serve as our minister at The Square and Harlington from September 2022. See our News Page for fuller details.

11 Mar: Aid for Ukraine

Ukraine FlagYou can donate through the Methodist relief and development organisation All We Can, by visiting the web page for the Ukraine Emergency Appeal. There is also a page for more general worship and prayer resources and ideas for helping 

11 Mar: Queen's Jubilee

A webinar about activities around the Queen's Jubilee in June. The webinar was recorded and is available here.

4 Mar: Easyfundraising

A reminder that shopping online can bring rewards for the Square (without costing you anything), if you do it through Easyfundraising. To start, just go to our Easyfundraising page.

1 Mar: Square Drama Circle gets glowing review!

Ivor has kindly written a review of the recent pantomime performed by the Square Drama Circle, which you can read on the Drama Circle's page.

24 Feb: New Chairs

Our grateful thanks to local company, Essity Hygiene, who have donated 46 chairs to us after refurbishing their canteen.

They are currently in the assembly hall while we decide where best to use them.

More news items are available on our News page.





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