Our New Halls 

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Using the Halls

Our new church halls are at the heart of our ministry at Christ Church. We use them for worship and for many other church and community activities, children's activity groups and meetings and activities for older people. We also hire to local people and community groups for meetings and events.

Booking Information

Our halls booking terms & conditions and room details can be found here. For more information please contact the Centre Manager at centre@ccbedford.org or call the church office on 01234 327150. Pictures of the halls and rooms available can be downloaded by clicking on the picture below.

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Kitchen Hire Information

If your hire includes use of the kitchen please follow this link to view a short video about this facility. 
 

What's Going on in the Halls?


•    Christ Church Bedford Preschool https://www.facebook.com/christchurchpreschoolbedford

•    Laughter Lines Line Dancing - Contact dianefield63@yahoo.co.uk

•    Song Squad - Singing and dance group for children

•    Transitions UK - The Achieve project Jess.welch@transitionsuk.org 

•    Brownies

•    First Class Learning - Tuition for school children - www.firstclasslearning.co.uk

•    Bedford Juggling Club

•    Little Froggies - Children's French lessons

•    Rehab Pilates - More details here

•    Castle Counselling Centre - www.castlecounsellingcentre.org

•    The Bedford Language Centre - www.bedfordlanguagecentre.co.uk

Halls Redevelopment Project 


The Halls Redevelopment has taken place over several years, below are links to slide shows and videos which illustrate the process:

The History

The Construction

An Interview with Stanley Pullinger

The Opening day and dedication

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.
Click here to see more.

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 family 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