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17th November 2019

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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 

Confirmation Service – Sunday 24th November 10am We look forward to Kirstan’s, and those from All Saints Queens Park, baptism and confirmation next week, and all who join us to celebrate with her as we welcome her in to God’s world-wide family, of which our worshipping community is part. I urge you too to think about baptism or confirmation for yourself.

If you were baptised as an infant, can you today own those promises for yourself? If you were an older child/teen or adult, and have been through much then, perhaps even wandered away from God a little, is this the time to understand again His promise never to walk away from you?

Perhaps you’ve never been baptised and are feeling today that it’s something you’d like to explore – do talk with me: I‘d love to hear your story and where you are now in life’s big journey. Do speak to the welcome team or me: Richard Hibbert.

 

Other church activities

Men's Breakfast - Saturday 23rd November 9:00-10.30am Venue: Christ Church. What’s it about?   Prayer - how can we develop our prayer life? What’s the food? Cereal, orange juice, bacon & egg bap, toast & jam plus coffee/tea, continental style breakfast also available (new option).  Cost: £3.00 How to book? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Look out for the email to the men in the church coming soon. This as a valuable time to build up friendships and develop support networks.

General Election Hustings (Bedford & Kempston candidates) Tuesday 26th November at 7.30pm/Chair: Bishop of Bedford/Venue: St Paul’s Bedford. This is an excellent opportunity for you to hear from your local election candidates and ask them your questions. Please support this important event if you can.

General Election Day Refreshments Welcome those voting here with refreshments. Can you offer a welcome for an hour between 9am and 9pm to chat to those coming in, show them where to go and offer them a drink?  Sign-up sheet by the pigeon holes.

Christmas Carol Service: singers wanted Please join the choir for this year's Carol Service at 6.30pm on Sunday 22nd December. Rehearsals from 8-9.30pm in church on Fridays. Expressions of interest/questions to Ruth Rawes

Thank you to all who supported Grease Night – over £500 was raised for Home of Hope orphanage in Malawi

Helping others here, in Bedford and beyond

Bedford Foodbank - Tesco Food Collection (both Bedford stores) from 21st to 23rd November.  Can you spare 1 or 2 hours to assist, handing out shopping lists and inviting people to contribute? To volunteer speak to any of the Christ Church Foodbank team.

Bedford Soup Run - Volunteers needed (approx once a month) to help at the Bedford soup run on De Parys Avenue on a Friday evening at 7pm for about 30 minutes.  You would always be on duty with others.  Please see John and Fiona Betteley

The Rapid Response Freezer (situated in the church kitchen) is stocked with meals, all provided by willing church members. It is available for anyone who would value a prepared meal at short notice.  For more information, please contact Fiona Betteley or Laura Jewell, who can also provide you with the necessary food hygiene information etc., if you would like to be part of the team who provides these meals - we would love to increase the number of willing and able cooks.

Vicar’s Discretionary Fund – If you are able to support this Fund, which assists those struggling, please donate by Bank Transfer to Sort Code 40-52-40 / Account: 00020562 reference: VDF, or by cash/cheque (“Christ Church Bedford PCC”) via a church collection basket in an envelope marked ‘VDF’.

Carol Singing Join with the town centre churches on Saturday 23rd November to sing carols from 10.30am for 30 mins in Harpur square.  Meet at St Paul's church at 9.30am.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES - 'Highlights'

Friday 13th December 

6.30 pm

Carols in the Orchard: Devon Park 

Sunday 15th December 

10.00 am 

Family Nativity Service

Sunday 15th December 

6.30 pm 

Alternative Contemporary Carol Service

Wednesday 18th December 

3.00 pm 

Afternoon Carol Service 

Sunday 22nd December

6.30 pm 

Carol Service

Tuesday 24th December

4pm

Carols at the Kiosk: Russell Park

Tuesday 24th December

11.00 pm 

Midnight Communion

Wednesday 25th December 

10.00 am 

Family Communion

Upcoming Events

Christmas Services 2019

Carols in the Orchard 2019

Contact Info

Christ Church Bedford
140 Dudley Street,
Bedford, MK40 3SX

Telephone
01234 327150