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Cellophony back by popular demand!

London based string octet Cellophony will be performing at this year's Christmas Tree festival concert at St Paul's on Saturday December 9th, starting at 7.00pm.

Tickets are selling fast as the ensemble played at the festival concert two years ago to popular acclaim and both the church and Bedford Hospitals Charity who jointly organise the event, are delighted to confirm their return.

The programme will feature pieces by Vaughan Williams, Debussy and from Wind in the Willows, as well as traditional world folk songs.

Tickets are priced £15.00 with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie at the interval included in the price. Tickets are available from Bedford Hospital Charities website or in person from the St Paul's office between 10.00am and 4.00pm or by calling 01234 783181.

For a taste of a Cellophony performance, take a look at the YouTube clip on the left.

We are recruiting!

St Paul's is on the look-out for a new Parish Administrator. After eight years loyal service, our current administrator has decided the time is right for a new challenge.

The life of St Paul's is busy and rich in variety, ranging from a schedule of services, concert programme and other events as well as being open every day to provide a welcome for visitors and those seeking refuge.

We are looking for an experienced administrator who is familiar with Anglican worship and who possesses excellent communication and inter-personal skills. The post holder will come into contact with a wide variety of people and will be expected to support the spiritual life of the church. For more information please see the attached detailed job description.

Applications should be made by sending a cover letter and updated CV, complete with the names of two referees to robin.bartlett@stpaulschurchbedford.org.uk by close of business on Friday 20 October. Interviews are planned to take place week commencing 30th October.
  St Paul's church Parish Administrator & PA Job Description October 2017 (PDF)

St Paul's joins Easyfundraising scheme

With Christmas approaching and the often dreaded prospect of Christmas shopping looming large for many of us, you might like to know that St Paul's is now part of the Easyfundraising scheme, an easy way to give money if you are shopping online.
Using Easyfundraising is one of the simplest ways to raise money for the church. They work with over 2000 retailers nationwide who have all agreed to pass a donation to your cause when you shop with them. The donation is usually a percentage of how much you spend on your shopping but it can also be a set amount. Retailers who participate in the scheme include many of the big names such as Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, Argos and 2000 other known names.

For shoppers to raise money, instead of going directly to the retailer website, first log into Easyfundraising and click on the retailer you want to shop with. You’ll then be taken to the retailer’s website where you shop as normal, but because you visited easyfundraising first, your chosen cause gets a donation. It costs shoppers nothing, but if St Paul's is nominated as the chosen cause, the church receives up to 5% of what you spend.

St Paul's Easyfundraising page can be found at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stpaulsbedford
  Easyfunding.co.uk Join poster (PDF)
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