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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

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This Week's Notices

~~Welcome to Fr Kevin Goss who leads St Paul’s congregation in worship at the 10.15 on Sunday for the first time today, following his Collation, Induction and Installation on Thursday evening.  Thank you to all who helped make the service go so well, to provide such a welcome start to Fr Kevin’s time with us.  Thank you also to all who have contributed toward the cost of this event.  Your generosity means that there has been no charge on church funds.  Thank you so much.

Collection Summary for week ending Sunday 6 July.
Stewardship envelope offering  £322.00
Other collections & donations £285.39
Catering Income £160.91
Total £768.30
Weekday Communicants: 51
Sunday 29 June Communicants:   120

A hearty thank you to the Choir for their much appreciated hard work over the last year.  We hope they enjoy their summer break, and that their residency at St Mary’s Episcopalian Cathedral, Edinburgh goes well.

Congratulations to Anne and Cliff Harris who celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary this week.

The Organ Recital on Saturday 19 July will be given by Ashley Marshfield, former organ scholar at St Paul’s, Bedford.

University Hospitality  The University is using St Paul’s to offer hospitality to their new graduates and their families on Monday and Tuesday this week.  This means that the church is closed to visitors. There is no 9.00 am Morning Prayer on either day.  Evening Prayer on Monday is cancelled, on Tuesday is at St Peter’s.  Tuesday Eucharist (Walsingham Cell) will be at St Martin’s.

River Festival  19 & 20 July
The Outreach Committee will again be offering Vicarage Garden Teas at the Vicarage on the Embankment.  We will be in need of help, so offers of cake etc or of help for a period on Saturday (or all day!) or Sunday afternoon will be gratefully received.  Please see Wendy.

August 25th  The Diocese is 100!
There is a Festival Day of Praise and Fun for all at Keysoe Equestrian Centre from 10.00 am - 5.00 pm.  We hope some of you would like to go.  If you need help with transport please speak to Robin Davies or Wendy Jones.  There is a chance to enter in the ”Cake Off” and “It’s a Knockout” competitions, details of which are in the Anderson Room. 

Bike ‘n Hike 13th September - Coordinators Andrew and Sue Gray  Tour de France to Bike ‘n Hike.  Last Monday 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 I am looking for two to share the recording of cycling visitors to the church.  Others may well want to ‘Hike’ together.  Please put the date in your diary now and we can make plans nearer the time.

Copies of the July/August Spire are now available, price £1.  Subscription forms are available from the South Aisle.

 
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