Would you like to get involved?

Bedford Cemetery (Foster Hill Road) is a place steeped in architectural, cultural and natural history and volunteers are crucial to the restoration and maintenance of Bedford’s most impressive Victorian cemetery.

Can you help to look after this unique Grade II listed heritage site in the heart of Bedford?

Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are drawn here for a number of different reasons, see Friends in Action.  They come along to socialise and enjoy the outdoors, although not all the work is outside.

A committed group of friendly volunteers turns up every Thursday at 9am until 1pm, come rain or shine, for 4 hours of gardening and other light maintenance work, (and for tea and cakes of course). There is no minimum time commitment – we welcome all support. Although a lot of our volunteers are involved in maintaining the site there are other activities for people to get involved in such as fundraising, photographic displays, book and bric-a-brac sales as well as helping with walks, events and research.

No previous experience is needed, just a willingness to get involved. We have a full set of tools which should be sufficient for any tasks undertaken so there is no need to bring anything.

If you are interested in finding out more about joining the Friends of Bedford Cemetery and volunteering please email us on info@fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk or telephone 01234 718150