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

Sunday evening is the last of the Summer Sunday Shared Services.  This is a 6.30 pm service at St Joseph's roman Catholic Church on Midland Road.  There will be no evening service at St Paul's.

From September 1 there are some changes to the services on a Sunday.

Next Sunday we begin our new pattern of Sunday Services with the first of our regular All 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.

The next Fellowship lunch will be on Wednesday 2 September.  Please sign the list if you will be attending.

Long to Reign Over Us On 9 September, HM The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.  There is a service to acknowledge this on Wednesday 9 September at 7.30 pm/  All are welcome to attend.  

Bike n Hike is on Saturday 12 September.  Sponsorship forms for this fundraising event are available from the office, Sue Gray and Ann-Collett-White. 

The Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts start on Tuesday 8 September.  Light lunches are available from 12 noon.

Michaelmas Market is on Saturday 19 September and now is the time to start clearing out your wardrobes to stock the nearly new stall, cupboards to fill the china and glass and bric-a-brac stall and bookcases to fill out book stall!  Physical help on the day is also much appreciated!