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

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Mystery Guests

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 […]

Week of Prayer 13-20 October 2019

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 […]

Afternoon Tea and AGM

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 […]

Week of Prayer 7-14 April 2019

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 […]

BSA 10th Anniversary

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 […]

Week of Prayer 14-21 October 2018

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 […]

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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY

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

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
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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