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
Please remember to check your pigeon holes in the hub for Christmas Cards.
Financial 2018 shortfall - update
Thank you for praying – There has been some generous giving towards our 2018 shortfall. There is still time to donate if you were intending to do so.
PCC bank details: Sort Code: 40-52-40 Acct No. 00020562 Acct name: Christ Church Bedford PCC
Please note: the Church Office is closed for Christmas & New Year, re-opening on Wednesday 2 Jan.
Alpha Course Starts: 7.30pm
at Christ Church, Dudley Street, Bedford MK40 3SX
with light refreshments
Christmas Collections for our Christmas Appeal
This year, we’re supporting Bishop Mouneer and the Diocese of Egypt, especially the Menara (“Lighthouse”) Centre for children with special needs, part of the Diocese’s Education Programme in the poor rural Delta town of Menouf.
The Menara Centre offers a safe and cheerful environment for children with special needs and their families, providing education and care for children born with mental and physical disabilities; each child is a unique person created by God and deserves support and opportunities to realise their potential. The Centre also works with the children’s families to support and educate parents on effective parenting.
Events coming up soon and notices
Quality Street chocolates – if you enjoy these over Christmas, please bring the colourful cellophane wrappers to hand to Becky in person or place in her tray in the porch.
January dates (some) for your 2019 Diary
Friday 4th January Go 4 Gold 2-4pm. All are welcome to come for a film afternoon; refreshments provided; suggested donation £1.
Saturday 5th January Ladies Late Breakfast10.30-11.45am in Church. Three ladies will share what God has been doing in their lives. Continental breakfast will be served. Suggested donation £1.50. For catering purposes sign up on the list or just turn up. Contact Rachel Bennett.
Tuesday 8th January ROOTED 5.30-7.15pm - youth group for school years 10-13
Wednesday 9th January Little Fishes 1.30-3pm - carers and under one’s group
Thursday 10th January Ignite 4-5.30pm - youth group for school years 7-9
Friday 11th January Morning Out 9.30-11am - carers and toddlers’ group and Connect 7.15-9pm - drop in youth group for school years 9-13
Monday 21st January Put the date in your diary! We will be running a Parenting For Faith 8-week course starting at 8pm. Look out for more details in the new year and in the meantime, you can check out their website
Tuesday 22nd January Food for Thought – older persons Bible study group
Sunday 27th January – Malawi Lunch – The Malawi team invite you to stay for lunch after the 10am service to hear about the adults’ trip last summer and the teens’ trip this summer.
New notice boards for your home – If you would like one, with or without a wooden frame, please contact Edward and make a donation to the Halls Redevelopment Fund.