St Paul’s Church, Bedford

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As one of Bedford’s great landmarks, St Paul’s Church stands as proud today as it ever has. Flanked by St Paul’s Square (A6) and the High Street, it’s a common site for many who pass through Bedford by road or foot, overlooked by Bedford County Court, Bedford Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Bedford Corn Exchange.

The church’s roots date back to the first part of the 13th century (although it is thought that a place of worship has existed on the site in some form since 1066), and has been extensively modified and extended over the years to its current state – the last major addition being made in 1879, when the Chancel roof was raised.

The church is steeped in local history, with names such as Sir William and Dame Alice Harper, John Bunyan, and John Wesley often associated with it. During World War II, its services were frequently broadcast by the BBC.

Today, St Paul’s Church is a busy and active Anglican Parish. Services are held daily, and the church is open for private prayer between 10:00am and 5:00pm.

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