St Paul's stands at the very heart of the County Town of Bedford and serves both as a Parish Church and as the Civic and County Church of Bedfordshire. With its busy programme of daily services, the church seeks to be open for pilgrims and visitors alike, and to offer a haven of tranquility at the centre of this busy borough.
In addition to services, visitors are welcome each day between
10 am and 4 pm, unless specifically indicated in the Diary.
On Saturdays, tea, coffee and light refreshments are available in the Anderson Room at the West End of the Church from 10 am - 4.30 pm.
For details of our services on Sundays and throughout the week, please click here
This Week's Notices
On Palm Sunday the service will start with an Ecumenical Service in St Mary's Gardens at 9.55 am. Following this there is a procession back to the church with the Salvation Army Band. The Eucharist will include a reading of the Passion according to St Mark.
A Leaflet for Holy Week, and Easter is available at the back of the Church.
On Maundy Thursday at 8.00 pm there will be a Eucharist with Washing of Feet and followed by a Vigil until midnight. There is a list in the South Aisle to sign up for the Vigil. The evening will end with prayers at midnight.
The next Fellowship Lunch is on Wednesday 8 April, after Easter. The list to sign up is in the South Aisle.
P B Antiques and Collectables Fair on Saturday 18 April.
Spring is in the air, so if you are planting seeds or clearing out cupboards, do not forget the May Market on Saturday 16 May.
A Pilgrimage to Walsingham with folk from St Martin's Church will take place on 30 May. the cost £30 includes travel and lunch. For detaisl contact Richard West.
Car Parking is no longer available on the old cattle market (Riverside Car Park) as the building work has started.
Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts will start again on Tuesday 21 April. Light lunches will be available from 12.00 noon.
During the next few weeks there will be photographs taken during services for the new website. If you do not wish your face to appear on the website, please contact David Walker.
Spring Fashion Show on Thursday 23 April at 7.00 pm. Tickets for the display of Zoki Couture fashion are available from Wendy Jones, Veronica Gerig, Pat Slade and the church office. The price of £10 includes wine and canapes.
The Electoral Roll needs to be updated before the APCM, which will be held on Sunday 26 April. Please check you name on the Electoral Roll/Parish List and initial to show you have checked.
See Round, the magazine of the Diocese of St Albans is now only available on line. It will be available twice a month. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the office.