Welcome to Christ Church Bedford

We would love you to join us at a Sunday service. Our services last between 45 and 90 minutes and tea and coffee is available afterwards. If you can't be there in person our main service (10:30) is livestreamed. 

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If you have any questions or would like to chat to us you can see all of our contact details here
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About Us

Are you new to the church or the area? Please do check out our New to Church page to get all the information about what goes on at our church.

We are a Lively family of faith in Goldington Road Bedford. We welcome people of all ages from all walks of life and different nations. We love to see new people and are confident that you will feel at home here. Our main Sunday morning service begins at 10:30am, there is a creche and groups for children. Our evening service at 7:00pm  encourages encountering God through deeper worship and challenging teaching.

We desire to be outward looking and to serve the local community of Castle Road and Devon Park through our care for others and sharing of the good news of Jesus Christ.

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Children and Youth

We believe that every person, however young or old, is of equal importance and value to God. Your children will enjoy a range of activities in our age-related groups. We have excellent facilities and our team leaders are all trained and DBS checked. Our groups meet together on Sundays and also during the week for socials and activities.
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Get Involved

There are many opportunities to get involved in the life of the church. Joining a group or serving on one of the teams is the best way to make new friends and feel part of the family.
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Hello
Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

Our 9:00am service is traditional and style and lasts about 45 minutes.

Our main Sunday service starts at 10:30am and runs for about 90 minutes, everyone gathers together at the beginning of the service. After a short time of worship together, we divide into different teaching and worship groups as children up to school year 8 leave. Our crèche however, is available from the beginning of the service.

At all-age services (60 minutes), everyone stays together for the whole service. Our weekly notice-sheet gives details of all important events happening in the near future and some guidance on topics for prayer.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions. We are proud to be a certified Fair Trade Church.

Our 7:00pm Sunday evening service runs for about 75 minutes and adopts a more contemporary style with a focus on deeper worship and teaching.   

 

What happens to the kids at church?

Children

We have a fantastic programme for the kids at the Church:

Sunday Mornings 10.30am service:

Daring Disciples - (Babies to 8 years). Our weekly group for babies to 8 year olds (school year 3).
Passports -  (9-11 years) Our weekly ministry to encourage our older children in the experience and love of God, through story, worship, prayer, discussion, craft etc. Meets in room 5 during the service.

Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs!) together for the first part of the morning. Someone will announce when the children need to go to their programme. You will need to go with your children and register them, the first time they attend.

For more information about our provision for children please visit the children's work page.

What about accessibility?

There are parking spaces next to the church halls but for the 10:30am service a larger car park is available at Castle Newman School just a few yards along Goldington Road. We have step free access from both Denmark street and Dudley street and there is space for buggies and wheelchairs in the Hub area of the new halls. There are baby changing and accessible toilet facilities and a lift to the second floor. Our sound system incorporates a hearing loop.

Getting Connected


Small Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings. Check out Small Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Men's Ministries
  • Women's Ministries
  • Students
  • Foodbank