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Inherit the Earth- into the heart of the Bolivian rainforest

St Paul's church will be hosting an exhibition of photographs showing Christian Aid's work in the very heart of the Bolivian Amazon rainforest, between 18 and 25 September. The exhibition will also show how gifts in wills and other legacies are being put to good use in one of south America’s poorest countries.

A lunchtime reception will be held inside the church on Wednesday 20 September at 1.00 pm when a speaker from Christian Aid and one from the Society of Later Life Matters will explain more about the exhibition and its aims and how gifts in wills can be arranged. Light refreshments will be served and all are invited to attend.

The photo exhibition is one of the latest initiatives from Christian Aid to demonstrate how gifts in wills and legacies are being put to good use around the world. Entry to the exhibition is free which will be open between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
 
  CA Exhibition preview poster (PDF)

St Paul's joins members of Cathedrals Plus

St Paul's is now a fully fledged member of Cathedrals Plus. The association was set-up in the early 1980's among England's cathedrals to discuss and share ideas about how our cathedrals should be run and how best to welcome the increasing number of visitors and pilgrims.

Cathedrals Plus has expanded considerably since the early years and now includes cathedrals from Wales and Scotland as well as several Abbeys, shrines and a number of major churches, of which St Paul's is one.

All of the association's members are featured on the Cathedrals Plus website where details of opening hours, travel, guided tours, historical interest and other information can be found. It also features web links to the individual members if further information is required.

St Paul's membership is part of a drive to raise its profile nationally and to encourage greater visitor numbers to come and enjoys it many features.

St Paul's to host more drop-in sessions

St Paul's has teamed up with local mental health charity MIND BLMK to host two more drop-in sessions at the church. The first of the sessions takes place on Thursday July 27 and the second on Thursday August 10 with both sessions running from 11.00am to 1.00pm.

The sessions are aimed at people aged 55 or over who may be suffering from isolation, loneliness or anxiety and all conversations will be in complete confidence. No appointment is necessary.

To find out more about the MIND, please go to their website at www.mind-blmk.org.uk
 
  Bedford MIND BLMK - Summer 2017 (PDF)
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