Christmas church services in Bedford 2023

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St Paul's church, Bedford. Image: St Paul's church/Facebook
St Paul's church, Bedford. Image: St Paul's church/Facebook

Christmas will soon be upon us. The month of December always seems to pass so very quickly and there hardly seems time to complete all the tasks that need to be done – writing cards, buying presents, doing the cooking, finding and decorating the tree.

But, is it worth it? Why do we bother to keep Christmas anyway in today’s secular society? Yet we keep doing it because it speaks to a deep need and willingness to open ourselves to those we love, to give as well as receive.

For many people of faith, Christmas is not an escape from reality but rather a journey into the midst of a greater reality.

For in the birth of Jesus, love was offered and came down. That love is at work in our lives as we celebrate Christmas with our friends and families and continues with us in our daily lives throughout the year.


St. Paul’s, St Paul’s Square

Saturday 9 December
Christingle service @ 4pm

Saturday 18 December
Family Crib Service @ 4pm

Sunday 24 December
Family Crib Service @ 4pm
Midnight Mass @ 11pm

Monday 25 December
All Age Festival Eucharist @ 10.15am

Full details on their website here.


St Andrew’s, Kimbolton Road

St Andrews church, Kimbolton Road

Sunday 17 December
Nine Lessons and Carols @ 6pm

Monday 18 December
Beer and carols at The Park Pub and Kitchen @ 7.30pm

Sunday 24 December
Crib Service @ 2.30pm
Carol Service @ 4.30pm
Carol Service @ 6pm
Midnight Mass @ 11.30pm

Monday 25 December
Said Eucharist @ 8am
All Age Eucharist @ 11an


Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street

Bunyan Meeting Room Church. Image: Bunyan Meeting Room Church
Bunyan Meeting Room Church. Image: Bunyan Meeting Room Church

Sunday 17 December
Nativity for All Ages @ 9.30am
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols @ 6.30pm

Wednesday 20 December
Community Carol Service @ 1.30pm

Sunday 24 December
Nativity for All Ages @ 11am
Christmas Eve Carol Service @ 6.30pm

Monday 25 December
Christmas Morning Service @ 10am

Full details on their website here.


St Joseph’s, Midland Road

Crib scene at St Joseph’s on Midland Road (image: Cute Timster, Google Maps)

Sunday 24 December
Children’s Mass @ 6.30pm
Mass at midnight preceded by Carols @ 11.30am

Monday 25 December

Christmas Day Mass @ 8.15am, 9.30am and 11am

Full details on their website here.


St Martin’s Church, Clapham Road

St Martin’s Clapham Road. Image: St Martin’s Church/Facebook

Sunday 17 December
Carols by Candlelight @ 5pm

Sunday 24 December
Christingle @ 4pm
Midnight Mass @ 11.30pm

Monday 25 December
Christmas Day Mass @ 10.30am

Tuesday 26 December
St Stephen’s Day Mass @ midday

More details on their Facebook page here.


The Salvation Army Church, Commercial Road, Bedford

Sunday 10 December
Christmas Drama @ 5pm

Sunday 17 December
Church Carol Service @ 5pm

Sunday 24 December
Carols by Candlelight @ 5pm

Full details on their website here.

With thanks to Sylvia MacDowell
Bedford Town Centre Churches Together

 
 
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