Foster Hill Road Cemetery Event Details

The Friends of Foster Hill Road Cemetery host a number of themed talks during the year, which are open to the public and always prove very popular.  The Cemetery records are available at the Chapel during the Heritage Weekend in September and an annual carol concert is held near Christmas.  Other events are held to mark special occasions.

Members of the Friends lead several guided walks during the summer months. Each walk is themed and covers topics such as the Cemetery’s spectacular graves, its history, its wildlife, tales of those buried there and more.  Walks are also included during the Heritage weekend.  The walks last approximately 1.5 hours and the pace is gentle.  However, the cemetery grounds are uneven so a pair of stout walking shoes is recommended.

We are also happy to arrange bespoke walks for interested groups, please contact us for details.

The times and dates of our events vary, so please see our events calendar for more details.

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Why do Churches have Towers?

” I believe that no country possesses so many towers that reach a really high standard of design as our own”

(Alec Clifton-Taylor)


Churches in the East Midlands are part of its rich architectural heritage and provide a peaceful place for worship and reflection. Churches can also represent some of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in the Country. But why do they all have towers? This talk will be looking at some of those Church Towers and in particular looking at the reason for building them.


David Bond is Chairman of the Oundle Historical Society and by April will be the former Chairman of the Northants Gardens Trust. He was formerly a lecturer and section head at Peterborough Regional College. He is currently involved in the caring of the Churchyard Garden at St. Johns Stamford and is an ordained minister in the Church of England.


15th April 2018


2:30 pm - 4:30 pm




The Chapel
Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, Bedfordshire MK41 7TD United Kingdom


01234 718150


Friends of Bedford Cemetery
01234 718150
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