About Us

Bedford CemeteryThe aim of the Friends of Bedford Cemetery is to promote and preserve the history, landscape and natural history of the cemetery. We aim to help the public appreciate the importance of the cemetery and to understand its history and amenities.

The annual membership to join the Friends is just £10 and this contribution enables us to continue to conserve and enhance the natural and social history contained within the chapel complex and cemetery.  As a Friend you will receive  regular newsletters, monthly bulletins and reduced entrance fees to events.


There is a working group of volunteers every Thursday morning and the Friends also arrange a programme of walks and talks on a wide range of subjects.

In the last few years the Friends have been awarded several grants from the Whitbread Organisation, other local charities and the Heritage Lottery Fund, which have helped to refurbish the English Heritage Grade 2 Listed Victorian Cemetery and chapel.