St Leonard's, Bedford

Welcome to parish of St John's and St Leonard's Church, Bedford. We have two church centres, each with their own style of service, but with one mission; to show love, give hope and bring peace to our parish and the wider town of Bedford. You can find further details of the services and events at St Leonard,s here.

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St John's and St Leonard's Parish Office
38 St John's Street

MK42 0DL

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Sunday Service

Saturday 13 January 2024, Saturday 27 January 2024, Saturday 10 February 2024, Saturday 24 February 2024, Saturday 09 March 2024, Saturday 23 March 2024, Saturday 13 April 2024, Saturday 27 April 2024, Saturday 11 May 2024, Saturday 25 May 2024, Saturday 08 June 2024, Saturday 22 June 2024, Saturday 13 July 2024, Saturday 27 July 2024 Saturday at for 1 hour, 10 mins
St Leonard's, Bedford
Victoria Road Bedford Bedfordshire, MK42 9JS, United Kingdom

We follow the service pattern below throughout the month at our St Leonard's church centre.
2nd Sunday of the month Service of Holy Communion (10:30am)
4th Sunday of the month Service of Morning Worship (10:30am)

2nd and 4th Sunday


A full listing of services for the period between May and August 2023.



St John's and St Leonard’s are proud to be a part of the Diocese of St. Albans in the Church of England, whose Archbishops, Bishops, clergy and leaders are absolutely committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church.

Safeguarding means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will promote the welfare of children, young people and adults, work to prevent abuse from occurring, seek to protect those that are at risk of being abused and respond well to those that have been abused. We will take care to identify where a person may present a risk to others, and offer support to them whilst taking steps to mitigate such risks.

The Church of England affirms the ‘Whole Church’ approach to safeguarding. This approach encompasses a commitment to consistent policy and practice across all Church bodies, Church Officers and that everyone associated with the Church, who comes into contact with children, young people and adults, has a role to play.

The Church will take appropriate steps to maintain a safer environment for all and to practice fully and positively Christ’s Ministry towards children, young people and adults; to respond sensitively and compassionately to their needs in order to help keep them safe from harm.

Although safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone here at St John's and St Leonard’s; Margaret Lambert is our designated Parish Safeguarding Officer and she can be contacted about any safeguarding matter on 01234 320045 or via her email [email protected]

More information on the Church of England’s National Safeguarding can be found here:

More information about Safeguarding in the Diocese of St. Albans can be found here:

Visit our policy on our website.

St Leonard's, Bedford Charity No. 1131545