2nd September 2018

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NOTICES                                                                                                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Our Mission Statement: "To enable everyone to be maturing followers of Christ, who experience and live out God’s love in every part of their lives.    

Church Family News

Welcome to James and William Fox, their family and friends as they come to be baptised this morning.

Thank you from the Boulters – Paul writes “thank you so much for you incredibly kind gifts.  We feel hugely blessed by your messages of thanks.  These wonderful three years have gone too quickly, and we will miss you all deeply.  Thank you for your prayers as we move to new surroundings, they are much appreciated.  For those who might be passing us, our contact details are: 153 Brookhouse Road, Brookhouse, LA2 9NX, 01524 770300.”

Hotel & Coach for Paul Boulter's Licensing Service 7.30pm Tuesday 18th Sept. We have a "coach & Travelodge" plan to join Paul & Katharine as they start their new ministry. Coach departs Noon Tuesday 18th / returns 2pm Wednesday 19th. Booking forms from Church Office or Rachel Bennett ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ): 

Single occupancy = £69pp               Two sharing = £54.50pp      Three sharing = £49.60pp

Room sharing – Please liaise through Rachel Bennett to share a room. Meals extra, with light buffet after Licensing Service, but hotel is near several meal options. If the price is too much for you, please let Rachel know so we can seek assistance.


Janet Williams – Thank you to all those who have given generously to Christ Church in memory of Janet.

Centre ManagerDawn Hire has been appointed Centre Manager for 20 hours per week and will begin work on 1st October.  We are hugely excited that Dawn will be coordinating the practicalities in the new halls, working alongside Pauline and the staff team.  Please pray for her as she moves into this new role.

Events coming up soon and notices

Sides and Welcomers Please come to a brief meeting straight after the 10am service today for an update, details of training courses etc.  Thanks, Kay Berrington

Church WalkOur next walk is today: Sunday 2nd September led by the Barbers ending with a cuppa and cake at their home.  All very welcome.  Meet at church at 2pm.

Go4GoldSeniors' SocialFriday 7th September at 2pm in church.  All welcome to hear Simon Barker speak about the work of Scripture Union: past, present and future.

Lunch Club – 11th September – Cancelled - Lunch Club’s first meal back in the new halls needs to be postponed to 25th Sept due to insufficient cooks for the new kitchen. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes. Please share with fellow “Lunch Clubbers”.

Confirmation (and/or Baptism) – our next such service is Sunday 25th November at 6.30pm with Bishop Michael. This is a great opportunity to affirm publicly your faith. Anyone interested in exploring Confirmation (and/or Baptism), please speak to Richard Hibbert ASAP. There are 7 preparation meetings, exploring Christian faith and practice, from Sunday 30th September – 4.30-6pm.

Bike 'n HikeSaturday 8th September. Richard Hibbert is cycling with Chris Brown to raise money for the Beds & Herts Historic Churches Trust (donors of £20,000 to the Halls Redevelopment). Sponsorship at back of church over (£1400 raised so far) or direct by BANK TRANSFER (sort code: 40-52-40   Account No:  00020562, ref: BikenHike).  People are needed to greet visitors to Christ Church.  Sign up at the back of church.

Grove Pregnancy Advice Centre – New Christian based course exploring basic counselling skills and info needed relating to unexpected pregnancy, abortion and baby loss. Starts 13th Sept with 14 sessions on Thursday afternoons plus one Saturday, at All Nations Church. For those with a heart to support women, men and families affected. More information from Susan Mountford or Karry Hallsworth, Grove Centre Manager

Halls Redevelopment – Our Grand Celebration and Opening is Sunday 23rd September, with Bishop Alan joining us for the 10am service and VIPs coming to our ‘ribbon cutting’ at 12.15pm.  A chance to walk round the new halls and a complimentary BBQ.

Help needed - We really need help with the set up and set down teams and the welcoming team on 23rd September: we want everyone to be involved. If you can help please talk to Lizzie Payton or message her. Thanks!

- Rachel Bennett asks for help moving stored items from homes back into church.  AND Mon 10th Sept “Helping hands” day– we would love your help to clean the church or weed the garden as the new halls come on line.  Contact Rachel Bennett to volunteer.

Carpet Cleaning - The church carpet is bring cleaned during the day on Thurs 13th and Fri 14th September, so please note that access to and via the church will be limited then.

Wood - there is still some wood available on the north lawn.

GOLD Theology Course (Luke and Acts) Begins Tuesday 18th September 7.30pm - 9pm.  at The Rectory, Clophill Road, Maulden, Beds MK45 2AA.  Cost £50 (5 fortnightly sessions).  The course is especially helpful to those who are exploring a Vocation to Ministry both Lay and Ordained.


Upcoming Events

Mens Breakfast Autumn Term Card

Halls Grand Opening

Contact Info

Christ Church Bedford
117 Denmark Street,
Bedford, MK40 3TJ.

01234 327150