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
Collection Summary for week ending Sunday 20 July.
Stewardship envelope offering £260.00
Other collections & donations £438.04
Catering Income £ 95.64
Weekday Communicants: 35
Sunday 20 July Communicants: 106
Vicarage Teas at the River Festival raised £728.17 for Outreach giving. £200 has been given to BeCHAR to support the work of the Prebend Day Centre.
Today, Bishop Peter Dolye is in Bedford for a Procession of Faith, starting at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Midland Road at 1.30 pm. Further details are available at the back of the church.
Vicarage Garden Teas Thank you to everyone, too numerous to mention by name, who gave such willing and valuable help last weekend. The tasks undertaken were again numerous and wide ranging. Without all of your help we could not have done all of this. It was a truly church-wide effort. As a result we raised over £700 to support our Outreach support to charities, not only in Bedford and the UK, but also further afield. Thank you for all your endless support.
We wish the Choir well as they travel to their residency at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh on Wednesday.
The Next Fellowship Lunch takes place on Wednesday 6 July. Please sign the list at the back of the church if you will be attending.
The flowers this week are sponsored by Richard West.
August 25th The Diocese is 100!
Bike ‘n’ Hike 13th September - Coordinators Andrew and Sue Gray Tour de France to Bike ‘n’ Hike. Recently, Andrew cycled with friends to and from Cambridge to cheer the ‘Tour’ as it went through. Proof he is fit and ready to take on this year’s ‘Bike ‘n’ Hike’. Last year he cycled alone!! He is looking for some cycling buddies and we are looking for two to share the recording of cycling visitors to our church. Others may well want to ‘Hike’ together. Please put the date in your diary now and we can make plans nearer the time.
Autumn is on the Way! So is the Michaelmas Market (Saturday September 20th). As usual, to produce an attractive display of goods we will need books, gits, bric-a-brac, plants, cakes, china, glass, bottles (full!) and great raffle prizes. Above all, your market needs YOU, to donate, set up, help on a stall, clear up. Just support this fundraiser in any way you can., as you have so generously in the past. All offers and ideas to David (office or Rita (217406).
Copies of the July/August Spire are now available, price £1. Subscription forms are also available from the South Aisle.