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
Today we celebrate the bounty of the earth, with Harvest Thanksgiving, followed by a Parish Lunch. Thank you to the Flower Guild who worked very hard decorating the church.
Collection Summary for week ending Sunday 21 September.
Stewardship envelope offering £286.00
Other collections & donations £359.57
Catering Income £ 59.57
Weekday Communicants: 36
Sunday 21 September Communicants: 116
Tuesday concerts raised £130.00
Tuesday Lunches and Concerts The concert at 1.10 pm is given by Frederic Bager - piano. Light lunches are available from 12 noon.
Fellowship Lunch is on Wednesday 1 October. Please sign the list in the South Aisle if you wish to attend.
The Autumn Belief Course at St Andrew's starts this Wednesday at 8 pm. Each event may be attended individually or as part of a five week programme. This Wednesday - "What is the role of the Sacred in the world today" given by Bishop Stephen Venner.
We have been invited to join St Martin's Harvest Supper on Saturday 4 October at 6 pm. Please tell Wendy Jones by 1 October if you will be going, to help with the catering.
The Vicar is looking forward to welcoming those whose surnames begin with C and D to drinks at the vicarage at 12.30 next week. Please confirm with the office (340163) if you will attend.
Retreat at Pleshey There is a retreat organised at Pleshey on the weekend 10-12 October. Please contact Carol Wood at St Andrew's Church for details and to reserve a place.
Boiler Room Please note that the boiler room is not to be used for any reason from the evening of Monday 29 September until notice to the contrary. This is while the old boiler is removed and a new one installed.
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.
FUND RASING EVENTS
PB Antique and Collectables Fair on Saturday 1 November.
Tickets for "What happened tot the R101?" lecture and light supper on Saturday 11 October are now available from the office. Price £10. The lecture is being given by Dr Giles Camplin and Paul Ross of the Airship Heritage Trust.
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.