This year will be the 19th year that the Festival has taken place in St Paul’s Church in the centre of Bedford in support of the Church and the Charity.

It is now a firm favourite by many who see this as their start to Christmas to see our historic and beautiful St Paul’s Church lit by over 70 trees decorated by so many community groups, schools and firms. Jayne Beard Associates are very kindly sponsoring the Festival in memory of Jayne Beard who was a former Chairman of the Bedford Hospitals Charity.


Wednesday 4 December to Sunday 8 December 2019
St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SQ

Open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12noon-4p

Admission: £2.50, children under 16 free.
Fairtrade coffee, tea and cakes served daily

A highlight of the Festival are the daily concerts by schools and community choirs.  We are already looking forward to return visits from The Bedford Rock Choir, Inis Eire & the Phoenix Ladies Chorus from Potton to name but a few.

The annual Christmas Tree Festival Concert will be held on Friday 6th December, at 7.30pm with the  ‘Philharmonia Cello Quartet’  performing.  Tickets @ £17.50 include mulled wine and a mince pie and the chance to enjoy the trees in a night time setting. Bookings 01234 783181 or

More details to follow:  If you wish to join the list of groups wishing to decorate a tree please email Margaret Oakley ( Chairman) on

Fizz at the Festival

Wednesday 4th December 2019

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The Festival Concert

Friday 6th December 2016

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