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 tranquillity 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
Banns of Marriage are called today for the third time for Thorsten Gfrarer and Suzanne Hooker.
Collection Summary for week ending Sunday 17 August.
Stewardship envelope offering £431.00
Other collections & donations 3294.70
Catering Income £ 63.45
Weekday Communicants: 45
Sunday 10 August Communicants: 93
August 25 The Diocese is 100! There is a Festival Day of Praise and Fun for all tomorrow, at Keysoe Equestrian Centre from 10 am - 5 pm. We hope some of you would like to go. If you need help with transport please speak to Robin Davies or Wendy Jones.
The flowers this week are sponsored by Tom and Naomi Roy in memory of close family.
Bike ‘n’ Hike 13th September Please collect your sponsorship forms from Sue or Andrew Gray. Enjoy walking or cycling the lovely Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire countryside while raising money for St Paul's and the Historic Churches Trust. If you would like to link up with others, please let us know and we can help co-ordinate groups. Andrew and some who want a challenge, are cycling to Cambridge. He can give you details of their plan for the day if you want to join them. Whatever you do, have a great day.
Michaelmas Market (Saturday September 20th). Donations of goods for the Market may be brought into church from now on. It might be an idea to leave an potentially valuable items in the Church Office (open 10-4). Raffle prizes, eg wine, tins of biscuits, chocolates etc would certainly be in this category and would be much appreciated. Many thanks for all the goods received to date. Just get in touch with David (office) or Rita (217406).
Tickets for "What happened tot the R101?" lecture and light supper on Saturday 11 October are now available from the office. Price £10. The lecture is being given by Dr Giles Camplin and Paul Ross of the Airship Heritage Trust.
Give thanks for the speedy recovery of Margaret Sale.
St Paul's 100 Club will be re-launched in the near future. Please contact Richard West through the office for details.
Margaret Blake and family would like to thank everyone for their cards and kind expressions of sympathy on the death of her brother. There will be a service of thanksgiving for Chris on Tuesday 2 September in St Paul's at 10.45 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Receiving Communion. If you do not with to receive communion directly from the chalice, in the interests of hygiene, please retain the host, and then allow the minister to intinct (dip) the host (bread) for you.
The 'For Your Prayers' list is getting rather long. If you wish to keep a person on the list from 1st September, please contact the office or a churchwarden. Those who are critically or seriously ill will be on the daily prayer list for three weeks initially. Those who are chronically ill will be remembered on a specific weekday.