Welcome to the Web Site of the Parish Church of St Peter de Merton with St Cuthbert, Bedford
We are a parish church in the Diocese of St Albans and part of the world-wide Anglican Communion - a member of Churches Together in Bedford and of Bedford Council of Faiths.
Our church has been a place of prayer for more than one thousand years - a church where people continue to worship God, to grow in faith and to serve the local community.
We at St. Peter's church Bedford recognise an important distinction between religious needs and spiritual needs.
We believe that everyone has spiritual needs – searchings, longings, questions about what it is to be human and what life is about – but that not everyone seeks to answer these in a religious way, or by belonging to a church.
However they are expressed, we consider these deep spiritual needs to be valid and important in their own right, and we believe it is central to our role as a community-committed church to help people to voice their questions about life and its meaning and to seek answers to them, whether these answers take a ‘religious' form or not.
if their search leads people into our worshipping community, they will find a welcome, but our concern for them and our openness to them is unconditional.
Click here to see a detailed description of all of the services at our church in Bedford.
For a full calendar of the servies and other events at St Peters Church Bedford click here