Welcome to St Martin's

Photo of hanging roodAt St Martin's we try to offer the best of being catholic within the Church of England. All are warmly welcome and we use all the senses in our worship. The hanging rood (pictured right), which is seen on entering the church, expresses our faith, focused on Christ, joining in love with Mary, his mother, and seeking the deeper understanding portrayed by St John. While we value our ritual it is not fussy or an end in itself. What matters is the tradition of the faith we want to share.

We hope that this website helps you understand a little of who we are - people trying to live out our faith in our part of Bedford as a parish church within the Church of England and under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Richborough.

Our main service of the week is the Sung Eucharist at 10 a.m. on Sundays. If you join us then or at another service, or for one of our other events, you can be sure of a friendly welcome. We don't claim to have all the answers, but we are trying to find more of them - and to help you find your answers at the same time.


We are currently searching for a new priest. Please see the vacancy page for more information.