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
This Week's Notices
The Vicar looks forward to welcoming the Distribution Assistants to sherry in the Vestry at 12.15 today.
Flower Demonstration on Friday 21 November in the Vestry. Everyone is welcome to attend this. Please sign the list in the South Aisle if you will be coming.
Stewardship Sunday is on 23 November, when everyone has a chance to review their contribution to our church community. Please check the table in the South Aisle for your stewardship envelope. It saves postage!
Christian Aid Advent Retreat on Wednesday 26 November. This will start at St Paul's between 10 and 3.45 and then finishes at St Andrews with an evening session starting at 7.30 pm. Guest speaker is Stephen Ngugi from Christian Aid Kenya.
Day of Prayer for the work, mission and needs of St Paul's on Saturday 29 November. Please support at least one of the sessions on this day with your presence and prayers.
Advent Carol Service by candle light at 6.30 pm on Sunday 30 November. Please come yourselves and invite a friend to this special event marking the start of Advent.
Collection Summary for week ending Sunday 9November.
Stewardship envelope offering £363.00
Other collections & donations £365.94
Catering Income £162.16
Total £ 891.10
Weekday Communicants: 49
Sunday 28 September Communicants: 132
Tuesday concerts raised £102.00
Tuesday Lunches and Concerts The concert at 1.10 pm is given by Clarence Lam - piano. Light lunches are available from 12 noon.
Sound The Sound Team is in urgent need of at least two more members. Please consider doing this worthwhile job on one Sunday a month. Training will be provided. Please contact Graham Ridgway (Sound Team Co-ordinator) or a church warden.
Outreach Christmas Fair Saturday 15 November. Thank you so much to all who helped in so many ways with the Christmas Charities Fair yesterday. The total raised should be displayed at the back of the church.
Help Needed! Helpers are needed to help with refreshments and stewarding at the Christmas Tree Festival which starts on Wednesday 3 December and runs until the Sunday. Please contact Wendy Jones or Sue Fensom if you could help in either or both capacities.
FUND RASING EVENTS
St Paul's 100 Club will be re-launched in the near future. Please contact Richard West through the office for details.
Christmas Cards are now available. Two new Bedford scenes showing St Paul's by Bernard West. £1 each or 6 for £5. Contact Richard West, or the office.