Welcome to All Nations Church. We are a growing, vibrant church serving the great town of Bedford and beyond in many different ways around the world. We meet across two sites each Sunday in the North and South of Bedford and also throughout the week in a wide range of different activities.
We have two Sunday services for you to choose from.
Bedford Academy, Mile Road, MK42 9TR
Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7QF
Our meetings normally last for 90 minutes with activities for children and young people from 0 to 15 years.
Please feel free to sit wherever you want. The service will begin with a time of praising God led by the band where we celebrate who God is and what He has done. We like our services to be very informal, so don’t worry about when to stand up or sit down or what you should wear!
When it’s time for the children to go to their groups a message will come up on the screen (usually about 20 minutes after the service has started). If you’re unsure where to go just ask a welcome team member who will help you.
After about 45 minutes there will be some notices given and then a talk. At the end of the service, for those who want there will be an opportunity to receive prayer.
When the serviced as has finished, we encourage you to stay where there will be drinks served and plenty of friendly people to talk to.
Should you need any help during the morning just ask one of our welcome team members who will be wearing Welcome T-Shirts.
As a church we strongly believe in being part of a Small Group of people that meet together regularly. This is a great way to be connected, to get to know people, to be accountable and to be cared for.
The wonder and joy of church is that people from all sorts of backgrounds and experiences are joined together in genuine community through Jesus. It is He who unites us together, how amazing that such diversity can come together in unity!
We would love to invite you to join us at one of our Small Groups and connect into the community at All Nations Church.
If you are new to Christianity or want to find out more, Alpha is the perfect place for you. Alpha explores life and the Christian faith in a relaxed, informal setting. No questions are too big or too small. It's also a great context to make friends. Find out more on our Alpha page.
Increasingly the church is reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of Bedford, and people from many nations now worship as part of our family. This is a major focus for us as the Bible reveals God’s heart to have a church made up from every tribe and people group on the planet, reflecting the new humanity created in Christ.
As one big diverse family made up from many ages, social standing, and nations, we seek to bring glory to Jesus by reaching out to our community, sending people and resource into our town, our nation and the nations.
Although we meet on Sundays across two sites, we are still one church - we have one name, one eldership, one staff team, one vision, one mission, one philosophy, one teaching programme, one membership, one website, one budget and one legal identity.
In years to come we hope to launch additional sites - further steps towards us fulfilling our God-given vision of being a diverse people growing and going for the Glory of God in Bedford and beyond. Read more about our history.
With a passionate commitment to build the church according to New Testament principles, we believe that the most effective form of evangelism is worked out through strong local churches where each member participates, the gifts of the Spirit are encouraged, where people care for one another and where there is a desire to make a difference in society and to reach those in need. We aim to achieve this by restoring the church, making disciples, training leaders, planting churches and reaching the nations for Christ.