St Paul's, Bedford, Bedford

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We are a friendly, inclusive Anglo-Catholic all-age congregation in the town centre of Bedford.  We have an excellent choir of children and adults and offer fine choral and liturgical worship in the English cathedral tradition. An All-Age Eucharist especially for families is offered on the first Sunday of the month.  Cathedral style Choral Evensong is offered twice a month and Address and Compline or Evening Prayer on other Sundays.


The large medieval and later church of cathedral proportions and iconic spire dominates the town, and exercises a ministry of welcome to thousands of visitors and pilgrims from far and wide each year. This beautiful church is open each day of the week between 10am and 4pm. All are welcome.


As well as serving a diverse parish and ministering to a congregation of all ages, St Paul's is today the Civic Church of the Borough of Bedford and the County of Bedfordshire; it is a focus for special commemorations and celebrations in the borough, county, and the wider region of the East Midlands and the East of England, as well as being a central venue for concerts, recitals and exhibitions.

St Paul's is a Fairtrade church.

Come and visit us. You will be made most welcome.



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St Paul's Church
St Paul's Square
MK40 1SQ
(01234) 340163 (Robin Bartlett)

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Holy Communion BCP (said)
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
All Age Eucharist (1st Sunday of month)
Every first Sunday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Parish Eucharist
Every third Sunday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Choral Eucharist (Third Sunday of month)
Every third Sunday at 10:15 AM for 1 hour
Sunday School Refreshments Incense Common Worship
Address and Compline
Every first Sunday at 5:30 PM for ½ hour
Choral Evensong
Every second and fourth Sunday at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Evening Prayer (said)
Every third and fifth Sunday at 5:30 PM for ½ hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass


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Church Open The church welcomes visitors and is open each day between 10 and 4 pm.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Kevin Ian GOSS
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7673
Built: 1300
Style of worship: Modern Catholic
Archdeaconry: BEDFORD (322)
Deanery: BEDFORD (32202)
Benefice: Bedford St Paul (32/032CL)
Parish Legal Name: St. Paul Bedford (320282 )
CofE Church Info: (632282 32/282)
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The current editor is: Kevin Goss

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This page was last updated on Sunday 23rd July 2017
St Paul's, Bedford : St Paul's Square, Bedford, Bedford, MK40 1SQ - in the centre of the town

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