Church Hire

The Church

St Paul's is the town centre church for Bedford and civic church for the county. It is an important and much admired landmark building of Bedford. We welcome hundreds of visitors each year and host a wide range of events, including concerts of all genres, dinners, discos (including of the silent type), theatre, art displays, workshops, markets and more. We have several spaces and rooms of different sizes depending on your needs. The church has two kitchen areas including a fully fitted commercial kitchen, wi-fi throughout the building, washroooms and free car-parking spaces on site.

Church Nave

A beautiful and spectacular space, dating originally to the 1500's with later Victorian additions. With seating in place the Nave area can accommodate 200 people wile an additional 125 can be seated in the upstairs balcony. Extra seating can be also be supplied to make a total capacity of around 400 for concerts and other performances. The seating in the Nave can be removed to provide an event "blank canvas", perfect for weekend markets or evening functions including dinners or dances / discos.

The Dias at the head of the Nave provides useful staging area for concerts and other performances. The main church space also benefits from multiple lighting options, quality acoustics and state of the art sound system.


Alexander Room

The Alexander Room measures 26ft x 16ft and can be used for meetings or dining with tables in various configurations. It can accommodate up to 30 people for seated dining and for training sessions or workshops. The room benefits from immediate access to a fully fitted commercial kitchen and has it's own access independent of the main church.

Anderson Room

The Anderson Room was built as part of the church extension in 2011. It measures 15ft x 17ft and is a fully carpeted area which can be used for a variety of purposes including group meetings and presentations, toddler and play groups or serving of light refreshments. The room looks out onto the main church and has immediate access to a small kitchen.




St Paul's has two kitchen areas. The main kitchen is fully fitted commercial kitchen complete with range oven, commercial dishwasher, fridge / freezer and serving counter and is suitable for the preparation of meals for up 100. There is second smaller kitchen area which is fitted with fridge, water heater and serving counter suitable for the serving of drinks and light refreshments.

Further Information

For details of hire rates and show-rounds or to make an enquiry about a booking please call 01234 340163 or email .