We are a friendly, inclusive Anglo-Catholic all-age congregation set within the heart of Bedford. Sometimes known as the "cathedral of Bedfordshire", the large medieval town centre church is a key landmark in the town and we exercise a ministry of welcome to hundreds of visitors from far and wide each year as well as supporting the diverse community of Bedford through worship and prayer.
This beautiful church is open each day of the week between 10am and 4pm and all are most welcome.
As well as serving a diverse parish and ministering to a congregation of all ages, St Paul's is the Civic Church of Bedford Borough 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. In term time, we host a Tuesday lunchtime concert series, with organ recitals held one Saturday a month through most of the year.
We have an excellent choir of children and adults and a long-standing choral and liturgical tradition in the English cathedral style. An All-Age Eucharist especially for families is offered on the first Sunday of the month. Choral Evensong is offered twice a month, with Compline or Evening Prayer on other Sundays. A cafe runs on Saturday between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
St Paul's is a Fairtrade church. We look forward to you visiting us; you will be made most welcome.