St Mary stained glass windowA PATTERN OF STONES:
The Story of St Mary's Church, Bedford

Matthew Edgeworth


St Mary's Church is one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Bedford. Fifty generations of Bedford townsfolk have been baptised, married, or buried here.
Today, it is the headquarters of Albion Archaeology, one of the country's leading Archaeology units.
The stones may not be able to speak themselves, but, in this book, some of their stories can be revealed to give us a fascinating window into the past.
Using many photographs and drawings, the book covers themes such as: the history of the church and town, the building, some of the people associated with it and St Mary's current use as an Archaeology Centre.
Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is for anyone who is curious about the history of Bedford and its churches.

20 pages, 68 illustrations ISBN 1 85351 313 X
2.50 plus 50p p&p
from: Albion Archaeology, St Mary's Church, St Mary's Street, Bedford, MK42 0AS
Please make cheques/postal orders payable to Bedfordshire County Council