Facilities and features
All Saints' is a Grade I listed church situated at the heart of Houghton Regis; in the centre of what used to be the old village. The church is one of the very few in Bedfordshire to be mentioned in Doomsday Book (AD 1086), which records that it was held by William the Chamberlain, who also held Luton Church. Houghton Regis itself was held by the King. Henry I gave Houghton Regis to Robert Earl of Gloucester, his illegitimate son. William, son of Earl Robert, granted the church to St Albans Abbey in 1153.
The main body of the All Saints' was built in 14th century in the Rectilinear Gothic style, whilst the tower was added in the 15th century. The roof and ceiling of the nave were also remodelled during that period.
Music and Worship
At All Saints’ we have a dedicated team who are more than willing to get you started, and anyone who is interested, or even just wants to see our historic bells, are welcome to visit us for bell-ringing practice between 7.00 – 9.00pm on Thursdays. It takes approximately six weekly sessions before you are able to ring on your own. We also have hand bells for younger members who would like join in.
All Saints’ Choir is a four-part choir affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM); it performs anthems, psalms, and Mass settings during our many celebrations. The choir also leads and promotes congregational singing on Sunday mornings, and other festivals. Importantly, the choir can also perform at other services, such as weddings or funerals, upon request.