WHO ARE BEDFORD STREET ANGELS?

As an organisation, we aim to provide teams of Christians to be available to everyone using the night clubs and other entertainments in Bedford Town Centre on weekend nights. This is done as an expression of Christian faith; partnering with God in prayer and action adds a dimension that sees communities and people transformed. God is far too big to be kept in a church building – as Christians we have chosen to live a life that seeks to make a difference – for the better. That difference needs to be made in the places where people are. FIND OUT MORE

WHAT DO WE DO?

Identify vulnerable people on the streets at night

Offer assistance to guide people to a safer place

Listen to those who want to talk or share their issues

Hand out bottled water to those who may be dehydrated

Respond to Nite-Net radio calls for assistance via CCTV

Provide flip-flops to those with tired or sore feet

Perform basic first aid for those with minor injuries

Help folk to safety of a taxi or wait with them for a ride home

What’s New

BSA Summer BBQ 2017

The BSA Summer Barbecue will be held on Wednesday 9th August 2017. More details later.

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Teen death father joins ‘street angels’

The BBC were out with Bedford Street Angels in April 2017 and posted this video on their web site. Fred and Fran relate how the death of their 17-year-old son […]

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Week of Prayer, 24 April 2017

During the week commencing 24 April 2017, could you find one or more Christians with an interest in Bedford Street Angels with whom you could meet for 30 minutes or […]

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BSA 8th Anniversary 18 Feb 2017

The 8th Birthday Party of Bedford Street Angels will be at St Peter’s Chapter House from 7:00 – 9:30 pm on 18th February 2017. Partners welcome. More details later.

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Training Day 19th November 2016

Training Day 9.45am-1.00pm on Saturday 19 November 2016 at Three Rivers Church – West (formerly Rutland Road Church). Alcohol & Drugs Awareness by Path 2 Recovery – Drug and Alcohol […]

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Images of the Kingdom – Bishop of Bedford

A man ‘sleeps it off’ at the bus stop oblivious to the world; a couple argue volubly as they literally step away from each other; inebriated young women totter down […]

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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY

Hello,

On the night/very early morning of January the 29th/30th myself and four friends found ourselves to be very VERY cold killing an hour waiting for a taxi. Along came four of five very cosily dressed people, who were very friendly and were just having a chat with us. They told us they were the Bedford Street Angels. We were given flip flops (as inappropriate shoe choice had been discarded), scarves, hats and gloves. We cannot thank enough their kindness and generosity. By far the kindest people I have met, trying to help others on a saturday night. Thank you so much Bedford Street Angels, the time you give up to help other people has truly warmed all of our hearts.

Charlotte Huckle

Charlotte Huckle

30th January 2011

The Bedford Street Angels are a wonderful group of people who really do make a difference on our streets during challenging weekend nights. These committed volunteers are valued partners of Bedfordshire Police and they play an important part in making visitors to Bedford Town Centre feel safer and better able to enjoy socialising in the town.

The Street Angels are a reassuring presence on our streets and we shall continue to work in close partnership with them to improve community safety for all.

Gillian Parker

Gillian Parker

Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police – 2009
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Message from the Management

Bedford Street Angels is a fantastic organisation, whereby volunteers are able to show the love of Christ in a very practical way to people they encounter on the streets of Bedford late on a Saturday night and into the early hours of Sunday. Having patrolled with Bedford Street Angels since April 2010, I can testify to the many grateful people who have been helped by the Angels, either physically or spiritually. It is by the grace of God that Bedford Street Angels is accepted by the night time economy, being very much appreciated by the groups it works alongside, such as the police, landlords, door supervisors etc. With each volunteer's Christian understanding of life, they can bring hope and joy into sad and desperate situations, showing people that there is a God who loves them whatever their circumstances. It is a privilege and an honour to be a Street Angel, and I give God the glory for all that He has done in the past and will do in the future.
Rebecca Bolt – Chair of BSA Management Committee