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?

Identifying 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

Handing out bottled water to those who may be dehydrated

Responding to Nite-Net radio calls for assistance via CCTV

Give out flip-flops to those with tired or sore feet

Offering basic first aid to those with minor injuries

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

What’s New

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BSA Summer BBQ

The BSA Summer BBQ will be on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 7pm at the home of Stephen and Pip Elphick: an opportunity for volunteers, Friends, pray-ers at home and […]

Pilgrim Bike decorated in memory of Robert Gill. Photo by Nigel Essery

Pilgrim Bike visits Daventry

Fred Gill took “The Pilgrim” to the Annual Motorbike Festival on 11th June at Daventry. Fred was interviewed by Martin Heath on BBC Radio Northampton on Sunday 12th June. You […]

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National Day of Prayer for Police

  Bedfordshire Christian Police Association are holding their first ever National Day of Prayer event this year.  It is taking placed at The Square Methodist Church, Dunstable at 7.30pm on […]

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Day of Prayer

“Before they call, I will answer”: Isaiah 65:24 After the decision by the Management Committee to hold the Day of Prayer in October 2015, but before it was held, a […]

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We’re on a mission from God

I don’t normally talk about my motorcycle project when doing Street Angels but I  have certainly mentioned it to some.  We have been taking Robert’s bike out to rallies and […]

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BSA 7th Anniversary – Pizza & Ice Cream Party!!

You are invited to Bedford Street Angels’ 7th Birthday Party on Saturday 20 February 2016 at 7.00pm.

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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY

I believe that the Bedford Street Angels provide a welcome and valuable service to the Young People of Bedford, particularly at times when they are at their most vulnerable.

It is an initiative that the Bedford Borough Partnership is very happy to support, and wish the Bedford Street Angels every success for the future.

Jason Foster

Jason Foster

Chair, Serious Youth Violence Partnership, Youth Practitioners’ Forum and Children & Young People’s Engagement Network, Bedford Borough Council – 2010

Up and down the country Street Angels and Street Pastors are making a significant and valuable contribution. Their work means that our towns are safer places, not least for those people who find they need support and a helping hand. I am delighted to commend the work of the Bedford Street Angels.

The Right Reverend Alan Smith

The Right Reverend Alan Smith

Bishop of St Albans
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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