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?

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

Listen to those who want to talk or share their issues

Provide flip-flops to those with tired or sore feet

Perform basic first aid for those with minor injuries

Hand out bottled water to those who may be dehydrated

Respond to Nite-Net radio calls for assistance via CCTV

Offer assistance to guide people to a safer place

Identify vulnerable people on the streets at night

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Mystery Guests

BBC Three Counties Radio host Nick Coffer tries to guess what Mystery Guests Frances and Martin do. Listen to this friendly chatty recording from Friday afternoon on 24th January 2020 […]

Week of Prayer 13-20 October 2019

Bedford Street Angels would really appreciate your joining us in our up-coming Week of Prayer: 13-20 October 2019. We wish to continue to be “A practical expression of Christ’s love […]

Afternoon Tea and AGM

All volunteers, pray-ers at base and at home, friends, nominated church representatives, trustees, committee members and their partners were invited to this BSA event at 3:45 pm on Saturday 7 […]

Week of Prayer 7-14 April 2019

We invite you to join us in a Week of Prayer for the work of Bedford Street Angels. Only God can provide for the wide range of needs of this […]

BSA 10th Anniversary

The BSA 10th Anniversary was held on Saturday 23 February 2019 @ 2.00pm at Salvation Army Congress Hall, Commercial Road, Bedford MK40 1QS. We gave thanks to God and celebrated […]

Week of Prayer 14-21 October 2018

Dear friends, We invite you to join us from 14-21 October 2018 in prayer to our Mighty God, who answers the prayers of His believing people. We ask you to […]

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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY

I would like to thank you and the whole team we spent the night out with on Saturday 28th January. I know both Katie and I were amazed at the amount of incidents you get called to and those that you find. On the night one young man even said “I never realised that there were still people who genuinely cared about others”. This is a huge testament to the work that all the Street Angels do and the kind and caring nature with which you do it. I spent the night using social media making others aware of exactly what you do from dealing with incapable youths, providing water, flip flops and carrying battery packs to top peoples phones up with, ensuring those who are vulnerable get home safely and even giving warm drinks to those living on the streets.

I would like to thank you all again for a having both Katie and I and for giving us the opportunity to work with such a kind and dedicated team of volunteers.

Samantha Denness

Samantha Denness

Community Engagement Officer, Office for Police and Crime Commissioner, Feb 2017

I was absolutely delighted to have joined the Bedford Street Angels, another positive example of volunteers from local churches seeking to serve our community. I believe the project can build upon the successes which it has already achieved since its foundation in February 2009 and encourage them to keep up the good work!

Richard Fuller

Richard Fuller

Member of Parliament for Bedford and Kempston – 2010
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Message from the Management

Having been involved with Bedford Street Angels (BSA) since it started, it’s an absolute privilege to become the chair of the management committee. The work BSA does is amazing and it’s wonderful to be able to show Jesus’ love in such a practical way to a variety of people every Saturday night. First of all I would commend the volunteers to you. Age is no barrier to this amazing crew out in all weathers: they bring a level of dedication, resilience and compassion which is rarely seen. It’s great to be able to work alongside and be accepted by other groups who are involved in the night time economy such as the police, the paramedics, Bedford Bid and door staff. You can see from the website what we do every Saturday night week in week out and not only that, the management committee is constantly striving to improve the service we give. It’s very humbling for me to go out on patrol with the founder members, who not only forgave the lads involved with the death of their son and set up the charity but continue to serve as volunteers. I am excited about the future of Bedford Street Angels as we approach the start of our 12th year in the new decade. There is much work to be done in passing on the baton to the next generation but it’s important that I close by giving God the glory for all that BSA have achieved in the past and will go on to do in the future.
Martin Denny – Chair of BSA Management Committee