Jolly January

  • First and foremost, a note from our CEO
  • Rooms For Hire
  • AGM

The Bedford Guild House Update

The Bedford Guild House – A word from the CEO

Happy New Year Everyone!


With the government change of guidelines, we are seeing the return of more members and the increase of new people joining us, which is a fantastic start to the year.

Cribbage is starting back up on Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm, Whist is up and running on Mondays 1:30pm- 4pm and if anyone needs a brush up on either cribbage or whist, please ask and we can sort some refresher lessons for you.

We have another Pilates Class on Monday 2:30-3:30pm which is all ready filling up quickly with people who were on the waiting list but please call 01234 352038 if you would like to join us.


We are looking for volunteers in all areas so if you or someone you know would like to join us please call in or send an email to


Also a quick reminder that our AGM is on Tuesday 22nd February & we are hoping to see many members joining us


Stay Happy and Healthy!

Sonia Minney CEO


Rooms For Hire

Rooms for Hire

Rooms for any event!

The Main Hall is large and spacious, good for large gatherings, family parties and celebrations.

The Westfield room is slightly smaller and good for medium sized groups

The Harpur room is good for smaller groups and one to one meetings.

Call 01234 352038 or email for prices


end of year update

  • First and foremost, a note from our CEO
  • Recovery Plan
  • AGM
  • Reiki Night

The Bedford Guild House Update

We have been given a reprieve from possible closure. We said in November that we needed to raise £20,000 by the end of the year and due to the generosity of all of you and some grants  from the Frank Branson Trust, the Panacea Society and others, we have enough funds to continue into 2022.

We are now working on a “recovery plan” for our long-term future because of a decline in users due to the Covid-19 pandemic, We haven’t got all we need; we don’t know what Covid is going to do and if we go into lock-down, it will be difficult to re-start.

We are reliant on people attending classes and using The Bedford Guild House, if people stay away because of the pandemic, more money would have to be raised.

Our AGM is on Tuesday 22nd February & we are looking for New Board Members to join us and help with our recovery plan.

Also if anyone has any fund-raising ideas or would like to fund-raise for us please contact us.

“A heartfelt Thank you to everyone, your help has allowed us to plug the gap & we were heartened by all the lovely comments we have received, everyone has been so lovely”

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
Stay Happy and Healthy!

Sonia Minney CEO


summer Newsletter

  • First and foremost, a note from our CEO
  • New Classes
  • Reiki Share
  • Ageing Well Exhibition
  • One Lottery

september at the bedford guild house

Welcome back to Bedford Guild House, our timetable is slowly starting to fill up and is looking much healthier. We have had Art Classes, Line Dancing and Pilates, Mindfulness Classes, Creative Writing and Tai Chi running for a while now Table tennis started last week and later this month we have Fitness & Fun, Dance, Bingo and Beadwork starting up again.

Fitness and fun will be run by a lovely chap named Lee and will encompass chair exercise in the regular class.

Dance for fun is a freestyle dance class which will be taught by Jenny. This dance class promises fun and laughter, music and movement!

Beadwork will be the same as last time, run by Gillian the first Monday of the month with the class “running itself” the other weeks.

Membership will remain at £5 per annum

We will be taking part in the Aging Well Exhibition on 13th October at The Bedford Corn Exchange, please come see our stall and show your support!

Stay Happy and Healthy!


Sonia Minney CEO

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spring Newsletter

  • First and foremost, a note from our CEO
  • Introducing our New President
  • Potters 2021
  • New Classes
  • Fundraising

slowly getting back to “normal”

Hello All!


It has been a difficult time for us all and although from 17th May we are able to run a few classes, by invitation, hopefully a degree of normality will return from 21st June, that’s if the Government roadmap is followed.


We are working hard to ensure all our classes can return, but we have lost some of our tutors. Hazel (Keep Fit) has moved, also Eve (Art) has relocated to Wales. Our thanks and best wishes for the future go to them both.


We are therefore looking for a new keep fit tutor to take our chair exercise and keep fit classes.


We are using this time to look at starting up some different classes, with mindfulness and mental & physical health in the forefront, to help everyone adjust after the long lockdown periods. Looking at new classes and organising the old, we have decided that our class fees may also go up. Membership will remain at £5pa


Sonia Minney CEO


NEW President

We are happy to inform you that Maureen Tompkins has been appointed as the President of The Bedford Guild House.

Maureen has worked at Bedford Guild House in various capacities in the past from Chairman to
(We used to call them Hostesses a few years ago) and handled every responsibility with the utmost pride.


Potters holiday 

*****Please note since this was published
this holiday has now been cancelled*****

Our holiday to Potters in July is still going ahead and we can now take more bookings.

I think we will all look forward to getting away somewhere for a change and some sea air.

Please contact Sonia on 01234 352038 if you would like to join us

Senior yoga thursdays 2-3pm

Senior Yoga is a weekly class incorporating seated and standing Yoga postures, alongside mindful breathwork, balance exercises, and of course finishing with a restorative relaxation at the end.

The class will help to keep joints mobile, alleviate aches and pains and calm the mind

Please contact Bedford Guild House on 01234 352038 if you would like to join us

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