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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 town are:

  • 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

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