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

What’s New

BSA Newsletter July 2024 – Called to Serve

In recent years ROC Angels have extended their ministry to cover music festivals around the country. This year for the first time, Bedford Street Angels have served at the TKMaxx […]

BSA Newsletter December 2023 – More And More Reasons To Be Thankful

In this newsletter we reflect on our reasons to be thankful for 2023. We have run 3 shifts a month throughout the year and are recruiting new Street Angels. We […]

BSA newsletter December 2022 – Reasons to be Thankful

In this issue of the newsletter, Bedford Street Angels are thanking God for new volunteers, for increased patrols and for more opportunities to speak about our work. Joy Porter-Harris who […]

BSA Newsletter July 2022 – Called to Serve

The fourth BSA Newsletter features an article by our new Chair of Trustees, Tracey Hinson. Read it here.

Bedford Street Angels and the Pandemic

The impact of the pandemic reduced our volunteers down to 7 (previously 14) which enables us to patrol only on the busier last 2 weeks of each month instead of […]

BSA stall at Elstow Abbey May Festival

Bedford Street Angels was at Elstow Abbey May Festival on 17th May 2022. Visitors to the stand could see a display of our work including photos of volunteers out on […]

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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY

Hello,

Just wanted to say thank you very much for your help last night, I don’t really have much of a memory of what happened, but I do remember how all of you guys helped me, alot. And I can’t express how thankful I am, you are all so lovely and now I have aspirations to be a Street Angel too! How do I go about this :)?

Jasmine Brennan

Jasmine Brennan

10th July 2011

I would like to say a massive thank you to the team of three or four street angels that help look after me last night until a taxi to go to a+e came providing me with comfort of talking and reassurance when I left a night club in Bedford on the high street having problems breathing and bad cramps in my ribs, I stayed in a+e until the morning and was given the all clear by the hospital, after having developed musculoskeletal pain in my ribs, just wanted to say with out your team in town I would of been soaked by the rain in the cold and on my own until the taxi got me to hospital the work you do is amazing god bless you and the work you amazing people do x

Travis

3rd April 2018
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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