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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Ex Street Angel Sid Lovitt in Beds Times and Citizen

Bedford pub apologies for barring pensioner – for being too loud! A veteran soldier who admits he has the loudest voice in town has received an apology from a pub […]

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Autumn Social Event Saturday 15-Sep-2018

Invitation to all Volunteers, Pray-ers at Base and at Home, Friends, Nominated Church Representatives, Trustees, Committee members and their partners to the 2018 BSA Autumn Social Event at St Peter’s […]

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Peace on our Streets

Premier Christian Radio is calling the Christian community together to pray for our young people and specifically the epidemic of violence we have seen of late in our towns and […]

Week of Prayer 22 April 2018

Dear friends and supporters, During week commencing 22 April 2018, could you meet with one or more Christians who have a heart for Bedford Street Angels, to pray over the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY

Dear Angels. As a mother of a teenager who has started going out in Bedford in the evenings, I just want to say a huge thanks for your presence on the streets, keeping an eye out for these youngsters. My daughter has mentioned seeing you on patrol several times and it is so reassuring from my and her point of view. I’m sure it is an often thankless task and so far my daughter has not needed your help, so I’d just like to say your kindness is really appreciated! From a concerned mum who doesn’t want to clip her daughter’s wings as she grows up, but is eternally grateful to you Street Angels and all you do!

Julie Hood

8th December 2017

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