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
A Parish Review is underway to discern the way ahead for the mission of St Paul's. Your insights are sought. Consultation groups continue in March 19th at 2.30 pm and on 22nd at 11.45 am. Please sign up for a group and take a preparation sheet to complete beforehand from the table in the South Aisle.
Bunyan Meeting Wednesday Talk at 1.10 pm. The Lent course 'Traditions of Christian Spirituality' continues at Bunyan Meeting. This week the speaker is Canon Guy Buckler, who will speak on Franciscan Spirituality. Light lunches are available from 12 noon.
A Leaflet for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter is available at the back of the Church.
Lent boxes and Christian Aid 'Count your Blessings' leaflets are now available in the South Aisle.
On Maundy Thursday at 8.00 pm there will be a Eucharist with Washing of Feet and followed by a Vigil until midnight. There is a list in the South Aisle to sign up for the Vigil. The evening will end with prayers at midnight.
Car Parking is no longer available on the old cattle market (Riverside Car Park) as the building work has started.
Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts continue on Tuesday 17 March with a recital by The Jorgensen Trio. Light lunches will be available from 12.00 noon.
During the next few weeks there will be photographs taken during services for the new website. If you do not wish your face to appear on the website, please contact David Walker.
The Art display in the South Aisle is of work inspired by a visit to St Paul's in the autumn. The artists are girls in year 10 at Bedford Girls' School.
Spring Fashion Show on Thursday 23 April at 7.00 pm. Tickets for the display of Zoki Couture fashion are available from Wendy Jones, Veronica Gerig, Pat Slade and the church office. The price of £10 includes wine and canapes.
See Round, the magazine of the Diocese of St Albans is now only available on line. It will be available twice a month. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the office.