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HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

We continue to offer our condolences to HM The Queen and the Royal Family on the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As we give thanks to God for his long life of loyal service, we keep HM The Queen and her family in our thoughts and prayers especially at this time of their sorrow.

The Civic and County Church of St Paul in St Paulís Square, Bedford is open between 12 noon and 2pm as a place of reflection for those of any belief or none.

All are welcome to come in to light a candle, to pray, or just to be quiet.

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, we have had to remove our Book of Condolence for the time being. The Church of England Book of Condolence, to be signed online, can be found here:

Remembering His Royal Highness Prince Philip | The Church of England

Canon Kevin Goss, Vicar of St Paulís

Welcome to the website of St Paul's Church, Bedford

St Paul's is a thriving parish church in the Catholic tradition of the Church of England, set in the heart of the busy market and county town of Bedford. The large medieval and later church of cathedral proportions dominates the town, and exercises a ministry of welcome to thousands of visitors and pilgrims from far and wide each year.

We are an all-age congregation who seek to glorify God in worship through our flourishing choral, musical and liturgical tradition as we celebrate His saving love revealed in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We are a thriving, active and committed church drawn from the immediate area and beyond, who endeavour to serve Christ and to share his love and Good News with others in our town and most diverse parish. The church is open every day and we exercise a ministry of worship, witness and inclusive welcome in the town centre with a special care for the vulnerable and needy.

Historically, St Paul's has played a key part in the life of our nation and is today the Civic Church of the Borough of Bedford and the county of Bedfordshire, a focus for special commemorations and celebrations in the borough, county and wider community. We are also a central venue for concerts, recitals and exhibitions.

We do hope that you will enjoy our website and would like to visit us. You would be warmly welcomed. If you are a newcomer to the parish and would like more details, or you would appreciate a visit, please make yourself known to the clergy or the churchwardens at any service, or contact us. We look forward to welcoming you in person.

May God bless you.
Canon Kevin Goss, Vicar
Safeguarding Information
For information about the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults at St Paul's Church, please see our Safeguarding Policies and Contacts page. For information about Domestic Abuse, read the Parish Statement on Domestic Abuse.
Service of Thanksgiving
St Paul's is hosting The county of Bedfordshire Service of Thanksgiving for His Royal Highness The Prince Phillip The Duke of Edinburgh tomorrow, Friday 16th April at 5.00pm. A very limited number of tickets for the service are available through the church office. Please call 01234 340163.
Live Streams
Upcoming Services
We Remain Open
The church remains open for private prayer every day Monday to Saturday between 12.00 and 2.00pm. In addition, we continue to celebrate the Eucharist on Sunday at 10.15am and Wednesday at 12.00 noon. You would be most welcome.
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