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

Busy Bedford town centre where the Street Angels patrol

MAKE Associates report on Bedford night life

Bedfordshire on Sunday reported that MAKE Associates were commissioned by the Council to study Bedford’s night time economy. MAKE said that Bedford has an unusually high Police presence and also […]

BSA Summer BBQ 2017 – Cancelled

Update – this event was cancelled due to bad weather. The BSA Summer Barbecue will be held on Wednesday 30th August 2017 at 6:45 pm at 40 Pax Hill. Volunteers: […]

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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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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY

I just wanted to write and pass on my thanks, if you would, to a woman from Bedford Street Angels who phoned and left a message on my answerphone at 3.00am on Saturday morning. She and another person were looking after my son who was very much the worse for wear from drinking and had been sick and had no way of getting home.

It was quite a surprise to get the call and I didn’t say thank you to her and her colleague. Now I have had a chance to look your organisation up on the internet I just wanted to say how very grateful I am that you were there for him at a time when he very clearly needed some loving care and help and support and to thank you for the very valuable service that you are providing.

Anonymous

Anonymous

26th May 2014

The response of Bedford Street Angels has been very positive and it is clear that they form an additional and beneficial response team for some of the ‘lower level’ incidents that frequently occur on street. Bedford’s Street Angel’s work effectively as an appropriate form of response within the late night economy partnership, and from my CCTV perspective I see this work as very valuable and hope that it continues for the long term.

Simon Habermehl

Simon Habermehl

Contracts Manager, CCTV & Parking Services, Bedford Borough Council 2005
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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