Religions, Faiths and Beliefs
Places of Worship
The Tourist Information Centre can supply the information on
‘Places of Worship’ in Bedford and the surrounding area.
The local principal churches likely to interest visitors to the
- Abbey Church of St. Mary and St. Helena at
Elstow, which dates from the 13th century, in which John Bunyan
served as a bell ringer.
- St. Paul’s 14th-15th century church, where
in 1758 Wesley preached from the stone pulpit, and outside of which
John Howard’s statue stands.
- St. Peter’s Church with its Saxon tower
and Norman south door, Bunyan’s statue standing nearby.
- Bunyan Meeting Free Church
(Mill Street). Founded in 1650. John Bunyan
was Minister of the Church from 1672 - 1688