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

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CelebrateBSA9CNI10Years

Celebrate BSA 9th and CNI 10th Anniversary

You are invited to join the East Midlands area gathering on Saturday 24th February 2018 All Nations Church Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford MK41 7QF 10.00am Arrive (refreshments served) 10.30am CNI […]

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting of member churches of BSA Thursday 2 November 2017 at 7.30pm – 8.15pm St James’s Church, Biddenham An opportunity to hear an update on our work and […]

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Training Day 11th November 2017

Saturday 11 November 2017 9.15am: Team Leaders’ Forum 09.45am to 1.00pm: for all Street Angels Three Rivers Church West • Lifting vulnerable persons to their feet- by the Police Training […]

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Week of Prayer October 2017

Dear friends, During week commencing Sunday 15 October 2017, could you meet with one or more Christians who have a heart for Bedford Street Angels, to pray over the following […]

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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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

My daughter suffered a violent unprovoked attack in Bedford whilst waiting for a taxi. The incident was witnessed by two young male Bedford Angels who speed dialed the police requesting that they attend the incident. Whilst waiting for the police they took care of my daughter who was drifting in and out of consciousness by wrapping her in a foil blanket and prevented the attacker causing further damage to her although one of them took a punch while doing so.

They also attended the court hearing … as witnesses for the prosecution which hopefully will result in the offending party to be charged with the assult. I am extremely grateful to them for all that they did and I am in complete admiration of the organization who do this every week with no monetary gain, just to try to make Bedford a safer place.

I and my family, especially my daughter, who was the victim can’t thank you enough … The horror I felt that a young woman could inflict such dreadful injuries and pain on a totally unsuspecting and unknown victim for no apparent reason, well I’m sure you can imagine, but when we attended the court and I met the two Angels my faith in humanity was totally restored. I think that what you do is amazing and when I was told why the organization was set up in the first place.

I had heard of that in incident when it happened and having a son and daughter who were at school and socialized in Bedford it has continued to haunt me ever since …

Anonymous

Anonymous

May 2012
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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