Bedford

Beds Villages, Inns & Churches

You need to be a member of Bedford U3A to join this group.

Group Leader:Cynthia Moore - see Bulletin for telephone number
Time:No set day
Venue/Location: Out on location in villages and churches
VacanciesNew members welcome

Our objective is to visit churches and their villages and find out about them. Visits are advertised at the monthly open meetings at Bedford Athletic Rugby Club and the Addison Centre. We have our own desk with a board which contains information for each visit. Dates are added as we get them confirmed. Also we try to ensure there is always someone there to answer queries. The desk is also where you can book your place for a visit as sometimes numbers are limited.

Here is a rundown on what happens on a visit. We meet outside the designated church where you pay 50p for the U3A and are booked in for the visit. Then we usually sit in the church while our guide tells us about the church and the village, pointing out the features of interest. There is an opportunity to ask questions and free time to investigate the church on our own. As most of our guides would rather give their tours free of charge we do like to contribute to the church and this is done individually before we leave the church.

Then there is the opportunity to walk around the cemetery and village, usually unaccompanied.

Refreshments are available after the church visit - tea/coffee and biscuit 20p. Occasionally a Cream Tea is available, if so this is always prepaid when booking a visit and, unfortunately, if you are then unable to come there is no refund.

If you have any contacts or are particularly keen to go to a church just inform us and we will see what we can do.

The 2019 programme is as follows at the moment. Please check this web page as the date for the August visit may change; the host has told me there is a problem with the date.

July​No meeting
Monday 12th August​ Stevington Church
Wednesday 25 SeptemberTempsford Airfield & Museum
Tuesday 8th October​Renhold Church
Tuesday 12th November​Oakley Church
December​No meeting

The 2020 programme is as follows at the moment:

January​Annual Meeting and Lunch​

Cynthia Moore

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Badminton Barn Dancing
Beds Villages, Inns & Churches Book Group 1
Book Group 2 Book Group 3
Card Making Chatty Wanderers
Chess Choir (U3A Harmony)
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Craft Cryptic Clues
Current Affairs Cycling for Pleasure
Darts English History
Entente Cordiale Excercise, Sit & Get Fit
Family History Friendship Group
Gardening 1 Gardening 3
Handbells Indoor Games
IT Group 1 IT Group 2
Keep Fit Knaggs Trotters
Line Dancing Literature & Poetry
Mahjong Meditation & Wellbeing
Miniatures Nordic Walking
Painting & Sketching 1 Painting & Sketching 2 - Kempston Art Gp
Parliamo Italiano Pétanque
Photography 2 Photography 3
Play Reading Poetry
Poetry - 20th Century Railway Modelling
Recorder Group Scrabble
Scribblers Singing for Fun
Spanish Swimming 1
Table Tennis 1 Table Tennis 2 - Biddenham Pavilion Gp
Tai Chi Ukulele 1
Ukulele 2 Walks - Longer Walks Group
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