WHO ARE BEDFORD STREET ANGELS?
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY
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 Huckle30th January 2011
I came across the Bedford Street Angels for the first time on the 5th September this year when members of the Licensing Committee had a visit to Bedford Town Centre to view the Night-time economy in action. I was very impressed with them and could see immediately what a difference they could potentially make in avoiding tragedy. I believe that there is a tremendous value in working with other agencies and the Bedford Street Angels are a good example of this. I wish them every success in all they are doing. Keep up the good work!
Councillor Will HuntCabinet Member for Community Safety – 2009
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