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Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about Christ Church.
Key information about the church...
Where & when does the church meet?
You can join us for a Sunday service at:
8:30am Traditional Holy Communion (1st, 3rd & 5th) or Morning Worship (2nd & 4th)
10:00am All Age (1st), Holy Communion (2nd & 4th) or Morning Worship (3rd and 5th)
6:30pm Evening Worship - Encounter God through deeper worship, challenging teaching and space to respond.
10:00am on Wednesday Holy Communion with refreshments served afterwards
9:00am Every weekday morning
6.00pm Every Sunday in room 4
We meet at:
Christ Church Bedford
140 Dudley Street
Bedfordshire MK40 3SX
You can see a map on our contact us page.
What should I expect when I visit the church?
Our 10:00am service each Sunday runs for 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 6:30pm 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?
We have a fantastic programme for the kids at the Church:
Sunday Mornings 10.00am 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 (9-11 years), 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.
Will I have to join in?
You don't have to join in unless you want to. We project the words and useful information so no books are needed. There is no dress code and we don't have a collection, baskets and contactless giving are available should you wish to contribute but there is no pressure to do so.
There are parking spaces next to the church halls but for the 10:00am 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.
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I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.
Please feel free to contact us.
If you want to know who works in the church office, check out our Staff and Leadership page.