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An Interdenominational Christian Charity

Old Rectory, Bolnhurst,Bedford, MK44 2ES
Reg Charity No.327398




Coffee Shop - Now closed for the winter

Our popular Coffee Shop is now closed until next May.  If you had meant to come on the last day to stock up on Christmas presents and were unable to, it's not too late.  Please contact the main Stables number.  The Centre should be able to arrange a time for you to pop in.



Activities November - December 2019


With the colder weather coming in, Chris has taken the opportunity to catch up on health and safety training sessions with small groups. 


We put up some veg cages to protect new gooseberry bushes which were being eaten by muntjac.


The Tuesday team were very busy making bags to go in the shoeboxes for “Operation Christmas Child”.  We made 40 this year!


Summer-Autumn Activities

Outdoor jobs on the project are fully underway!  It's all hands on deck at this time of year.  These are just some of the activities being undertaken.

Images shown: Watering, Sunflower Competition, Ditch Clearing, Lavender Harvesting, Fruit Picking and Flower Pressing



October 2019 Welcomes and Farewells

Yolanda Ibbett has retired from being a trustee after many years of supporting the Stables, both as a hands-on volunteer and then as trustee and treasurer.  She does not intend to lose touch with us and we shall hope to still see her!  Staff and trustees are very grateful for all she has done for us over the years.

We welcome Dudley Ferdinando as a new trustee.  Dudley has been known to us for a long while and brings much practical experience to the Trust.  


We are also pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Elphick to be our Operations Manager.  Elizabeth volunteered for the Stables a decade ago so is no stranger to the project.  She started on 23 September and brings her skills and enthusiasm as she works with the staff team to take the project forward.



January 2019: Welcomes and Farewells

We are pleased to welcome Lis who is replacing Louise as Client Group Supervisor

and Karen who is replacing Kate as Finance Officer.


Kate has been part of the Stables Staff group for many years, not only looking after the finances, but also working on the Thursday gardening team.  Kate was presented with gifts in recognition of her long-term support for the Project.