Catechism days starting up in Bedford again!

Please see: for full details, a summary is below:

Dates (usually first Sundays)–All welcome
2 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec 2018
6 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June 2019

Programme (timings may vary)
8:30am Holy Mass followed by Confessions
10:30am Catechism (for under-8s)
11am Catechism (for under-16s)
11:30am Presentation for adults (16+)
12:15pm Close

Families are invited to stay for as much of the above programme as they wish. Tea & coffee available after Mass.

Choir practice, Altar Server training and First Communion preparation also available; please see for more details



The 8th Annual GK Chesterton Pilgrimage Saturday 28th July

If anyone would like to go to this, please get in touch as one of our congregation is attending.

2.30pm Old Rite Mass, at The Bridgettine Convent, Fulmer Common Road, Iver, SL0 0NR–with pilgrimage walk before and after for those who wish. Chesterton has influenced the conversion of many.

For details see

Regina Caeli in Bedford – exciting updates!

In April, we had a very successful talk in Bedford from Regina Caeli, a hybrid academy in the Catholic tradition with thirteen centres in the U.S. More details of that talk are here:

Since then we have secured a venue, formed a board of directors, and we are confident that, if it is God’s will, then we can open the doors during the month of the Holy Rosary, October 2018!

Key details:

  • We intend to start with primary aged children (up to year 6) – if families have children older than this and are ready to commit, please let us know and we will see whether we can accommodate them.

  • Fees will be as reasonable as possible, with significant sibling discounts for the third child onwards.

  • This fees will come down when more families enrol; the more families sign up, the lower the fees will be.

  • We are putting together the website and application forms as we speak!


Start Date

  • Our intention is to start in October 2018 — but this depends on the number of families we get!

Please let us know if you are in a interested in Regina Caeli from October 2018, by getting in touch here.  If not, please let us know what is stopping you! We will arrange a Q&A over the coming weeks to provide further information.

Also if you have the relevant professional qualifications or experience in teaching and are interested in tutoring at the Academy, please let us know.  There will be tuition discounts for staff members.

Whatever your involvement, please do keep Regina Caeli in your prayers! As you know, this is a ground breaking development in the UK designed to put parents back in charge of educating their children. The children will be given back the lost tools of learning so that they can understand the world which God created, debate our increasingly hostile culture and form their souls for Heaven!

First Saturday tomorrow!

Tomorrow is a First Saturday, and so there will be Confession from 930am, Mass at 1030am, and Catechism for children, young adults and older adults afterwards! NB timings are half an hour earlier than usual.

Pope Francis uses incense as he venerates a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during the canonization Mass of Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the three Fatima seers, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, May 13. The Mass marked the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Marian apparitions, which began on May 13, 1917. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)