The school welcomes all faiths.

Its foundation is nevertheless rooted in the Christian tradition and the Chapel has an important part in the life of the school community, symbolising Bedfordians past and present and providing a daily reminder of life’s spiritual dimension.

The Chapel plays an important part in the life of the school community. For boarders, there is a regular pattern of Church of England services on Sundays during term time (except at exeat weekends), to which all members of the school community are welcome. Services are choral, and there is a full Chapel Choir, with boys singing Treble, Alto, Tenor and Bass voices. Boarders also attend a congregational singing practice on Fridays at 8.35am.

School Chapel Assembly for all pupils takes place every Wednesday, as advertised in the Calendar. This is a very brief assembly, comprising a hymn, reading, short talk, and prayer. Boys who so wish, boarders and day boys alike, are given the opportunity to be prepared and presented for Confirmation each year.

The Chaplain

Our Chaplain, Mr Neil McCleery, is available throughout the school term and during much of the holidays. He provides pastoral counselling and support to any member of the school community who seeks it.

Autumn Term 2018 Core Dates

Date Time Service
Tuesday 4 September 2.45pm News Boys Service
Sunday 9 September 10.00am Morning Prayer
Friday 14 September 6.15pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 23 September 10.00am Morning Prayer
Sunday 7 October 11.00am The Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors
Sunday 14 October 6.15pm Choral Evensong
Sunday 11 November 10.30am Remembrance Service
Sunday 18 November 6.15pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 2 December 10.00am Holy Communion
Friday 7 December 6.30pm Day Boys’ Carol Service
Sunday 9 December 6.30pm Boarders’ Carol Service
Monday 10 December 4.45pm Y3/Y4 Carol Service
Tuesday 11 December 4.45pm Y5/Y6 Carol Service
Thursday 13 December 4.45pm Y7/Y8 Carol Service

Chapel choir Music List 

 

Messages and Enquiries

Direct line and Voicemail: +44 (0)1234 362239
Email: chaplain@bedfordschool.org.uk