Welcome to a year of special events to celebrate the Centenary of St Andrew’s Church, Bedford.

2 July 1921: The foundation stone was laid (and a time capsule placed beneath it)

28 May 1922: Dedication of the Church and formation of the Parish by the Bishop of St Albans. 

Our Opening Celebration Weekend from 2 – 4  July 2021 will start a year of special events to mark the Centenary.

Why not take a look at what’s being planned?  Just click on the image below to open the Calendar of Events:

Opening Celebration Weekend 

2 – 4 July 2021

There will be lots happening over the opening weekend of our celebrations – with a special service to mark the laying of the Foundation stone on Friday evening, a Parish Eucharist with Richard, Bishop of Bedford on Sunday 4 July plus a Festival Choral Evensong and, throughout the weekend, an historical exhibition with costumes and floral displays depicting the life and times of the people of St Andrew’s over the last century. Add in a children’s entertainer, refreshments and an ice-cream van, and you will see that it’s an event not to be missed.

Current social distancing requirements will of course be observed and therefore places at services will be need to be booked in advance via Eventbrite (or the Church Office) and face coverings must be worn in the church buildings.  The number of visitors passing through the Exhibition will also be limited, so we would ask for your understanding if you have to wait for admission.

Link to our Facebook page:  https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/category/Church/St-Andrews-Church-Bedford-277966412399474/