About St Mary's

Who we are




Young People




Parish & People


Church Hall

What's New




There are activities or groups to suit nearly everyone at St Mary's.


Please check that these are still taking place. Some are still waiting to resume after Covid restrictions.





The Library has a wide range of books covering aspects of the Christian faith, the Bible, spiritual life and prayer. There is also a good selection of children's books. Browse and borrow in the Dilworth Room during coffee after the Parish Communion Service.

Bell Ringers


The bell ringers contribute to the worship at St Mary's by ringing on Sundays, or weddings and on other occasions. There is a strong mixed team but those wishing to learn are always welcome.


St Mary's Choir


is a traditional SATB group of adults affiliated to the

Royal School of Church Music.


Family Praise Singers


These singers lead the musical worship at the Family Praise Service on the First Sunday of each month.

House Groups


Several house groups meet fortnightly or monthly in private homes for study and discussion of the Christian way of life. Some groups are well-established although newcomers are always welcome and new groups can be formed as needed.



Sunday Evening Prayer Group


A small group meeting for informal prayer in church on Sunday evenings. The group is open to all.


Children's Groups click here



Hospital Chapel Team


Once a month a group from St Mary's leads or assists with the Sunday Half-hour Service in the Chapel of Bedford's South Wing hospital

Knit & Natter

meets on Wednesday afternoons from 2.00 to 4.00 pm in St Mary’s Small Hall, to chat and share ideas while we knit, sew, crochet, make cards etc., etc. 
Tea or coffee and biscuits are provided.

Craft & Chat

meets on Friday afternoons from 1.30 to 3.30 pm to make craft items.


Flower Arrangers


Catering Team


Walking Group


If you are interested in any of the groups on this page please click the links or contact the office or clergy for more information.