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
From 1 September we begin our new pattern of Sunday Services with the first of our regularAll Age Eucharists. This service is slightly shorter than usual. There will be no separate children's class on first Sundays. The Choral Eucharist will now take place on the third Sunday of each month. In the evenings, the Sunday service will be at 5.30 pm. On the second and fourth Sundays this will take the form of Choral Evensong, while the first Sunday service will be Sermon and Compline.
Long to Reign Over Us on 9 September, Thank you to everyone who helped make this service go so well.
Back to Church Sunday is Sunday 27 September Please take an invitation card and invite a friend, neighbour, or relative to come and join us in church on that day. Invitations are available at the back of the church. Remember to pray for both those you invite and yourself.
The Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts on Tuesday 15 September is by Christian Sandin. Light lunches are available from 12 noon.
Michaelmas Market is on Saturday 19 September A final appeal for cakes, preserves, plants, bottles (full please!), for the choir's stall and tempting raffle prizes! Any items may be brought into church during the next week. Help before, during and after is much appreciated. The stalls will be set up on Friday, 18 September. Refreshments will be available all day, from 10.00 to 4.30.
Leading Intercessions There is a training day about leading good intercessions. This is organised by our ministry team and is on the morning of 3 October (10.15 - 12.30). This is for current intercessors and anyone interested in finding out more. Contact James Beauchamp for further details.