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 and we welcome thousands of visitors every year.

We have several spaces and rooms of different sizes available for hire for meetings, concerts and other events. We also have fully-fitted kitchens, washrooms, wi-fi and car-parking spaces on site.

Church Nave

A beautiful and spectacular church space. With seating in place the Nave area can accommodate 200 people, while the upstairs balcony can seat 100. Extra seating can be also be supplied to make a total capacity of 400. Seating in the Nave can be removed to provide an event "blank canvas".

The Dias at the head of the Nave provides useful staging area for concerts and other performances. The Nave also benefits from multiple lighting options and a newly fitted state of the art sound system.


Alexander Room

The Alexander Room has this year been refurbished with beautiful new oak parquet flooring and redecoration. It benefits from immediate access to a fully fitted commercial kitchen.
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.


Anderson Room

The Anderson Room was built as part of the church extension in 2011. It measures 15ft x 17ft and is fully carpeted. It is a space 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, dishwasher, fridge / freezer and serving counter.

There is second smaller kitchen area which is fitted with fridge, water heater, cupboards and serving counter suitable for 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 .