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

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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

This is a fantastic initiative and one that will be welcomed wholeheartedly by parents of teenagers from across Bedfordshire. Those of us who know the family of Robert Gill who tragically lost his life on Boxing Day 2007 will know that the danger on the streets is a reality which none of us ever want to see happen again. The Street Angels initiative is bold, sensible, creative and necessary and I wish them every success. I also look forward to helping and giving my own time to support out on the streets.

Nadine Dorries

Nadine Dorries

Local Member of Parliament for Mid-Bedfordshire – 2010

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 Hunt

Councillor Will Hunt

Cabinet Member for Community Safety – 2009
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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