Corona Virus - PLEASE NOTE (11/07) In the light of current Church of England guidance, which would only allow for VERY limited numbers to worship in church, with no singing permitted, we have decided to continue our Sunday Services online for the time being. 

Sunday 27th September - 10am a LIVE Service from the Church via our Facebook Page - 'Clapham Parish Church' - Click Here

OR see the NEXT Page 'Corona Virus Resources' for more information and materials.

Through the Week

- Monday 7pm - Church Prayer Night via ZOOM

- Wednesday 7pm - Wednesday Worship via our Facebook Page

Giving  If you would like to support the ongoing work and ministry of our church, and so make a gift to the Lord whilst we are not meeting in church, please follow the link to our Give a Little Page by clicking the icon to the right. Thank you.

This is the website of Clapham Parish Church, an Anglican church in the heart of the the village of Clapham, near Bedford. The church is also known as St Thomas a Beckett. We hope you find what you are looking for among these pages!


Faith is often described as a ‘journey’. This is a good analogy! In the Christian faith you may be at any of these stages:

  • not sure if you want to begin at all – full of doubts and apprehensions, but worried that you might miss out if you don’t try the journey for yourself

  • A beginner – a ‘learner driver’ – excited by the prospects of your new found faith but lacking knowledge and experience

  • An experienced traveller with lots of insights to share with those just starting out – but still willing to learn from others on the journey – even the newcomers!

  • Disillusioned, having started the journey but made some wrong turns and feeling it will be hard to get on the right road again.

At Clapham we welcome all of the above! If you’re new, unsure or ‘returning’ to faith, why not come along to one of our friendly Alpha courses? You will enjoy a meal, a talk and meet others with whom you can discuss your thoughts and questions.

For more established Christians we have a number of homegroups, meeting regularly to study the bible and pray. It’s a great way to make friends and also give and receive support and encouragement.


Who We Are

We aim to be a friendly welcoming church open to people of all ages and backgrounds.
What kind of church are we?
We are an Anglican church which means we are part of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion.
We are an Evangelical church which means that we take God’s Word, the Bible, as our supreme authority in all that we do and believe and that we place a top priority on proclaiming the Good News about Jesus. 
We are a Parish Church which means we have a special responsibility and care for the people who live within our parish boundaries, as well as being involved in God’s work in the surrounding area, the Diocese, and  indeed, the world.



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Green Ln, Bedford MK41, UK


01234 352814