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Please help and take part

The Bedford Park Festival is a two week community and arts event and we rely on the time and support generously given by local people and businesses to help make it happen.  Volunteers are welcome to help for a couple of hours or for the full two weeks! And we also need lots of artistic and creative input.  Below is a list of ways you can be involved.  

Please contact Nicola Chater for more information or St Michael & All Angels Parish Office. Please contact Torin Douglas to sign up to the St Michaels’ email newsletter or discuss sponsorship and other commercial opportunities.  Thank you to those of you who have already offered your help.

How to perform and take part 

  • Singers: The Festival Mass Choir will begin weekly rehearsals for Dvorak's Mass in D on Tuesday May 15th at 9pm in St Michael & All Angels Church. The dress rehearsal will be on Friday June 22nd and the Festival Mass service on Sunday 24th. If you would like to sing or play, please contact Jonathan Dods at
  • Gardeners: would you like to open your garden for the Bedford Park Open Gardens on Sunday 24 June 2018? Please contact Carol Douglas on 020 8994 3572 or
  • Artists: Submit your original artworks for the Bedford Park Summer Exhibition 2018 on Saturday 19th May between 2 and 4pm at: The Crypt Chapel (Entrance situated at the back of the car park behind the church), St Michael and All Angel’s Church, Bedford Park, W4 1TT. No guarantee of display. Click link below for Summer Exhibition Details and Entry Form.
  • Photographers: Submit entries for the Photographic Competition and Exhibition - watch for details in What's On section.
  • Children: 1. Take part in the Fancy Dress Parade - theme: Peter Rabbit & Friends - meet at the Parish Hall at 10.30am on Saturday June 9th. 2. Enter the 5-a-side football tournaments on Green Days. Please email: for details and to register.
  • Watch here for other creative ways to take part in the Festival.

Summer Exhibition Details and Entry Form

How to help in the festival fortnight

Hospital and Front of House If you would like to help with hospitality and front of house at any time over the two weeks, please contact Dinah Garrett or Claire Barrell

Publicity & Marketing preparing promotional posters for Festival events, and putting them up on a daily basis during the Festival.

Sponsorship We are seeking helpers to work with Torin Douglas, liaising with local businesses to put up banners and make the most of their promotional activities in other ways.

If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact Nicola Chater

How to help on GREEN DAYS 9 & 10 JUNE

High Roller Tombola We already have a volunteer to organise most of this event; we are urgently searching for one or more people to approach local shops and businesses to obtain prizes for the Tombola

Children’s Corner – Green Days We are seeking a few more helpers to run games and activities for the Children’s Corner, on both days, and a volunteer to co-ordinate the team on the Sunday.

If you are interested in either of these roles, please contact Nicola Chater

Are you able to donate any of the following (please watch for updates)?

  • Plants: It is never too early to start growing plants for the Plant Stall.  Please bring them to the stall on Saturday morning 10th June. Contact Marjolein van Kampen

  • Cakes: any kind of home-baking plus marmalade/jam/preserves.  If they are brought to church on a Sunday morning we will take them home to freeze. Contact Bernadette Halford 

  • Hats, belts, scarves, gloves and GOOD clothes: Contact Sarah Radcliffe

  • Tombola items: worth £10 or more. Items should be new or unused and non-perishable.  eg. bottles of wine (still or sparkling) or non-alcoholic drinks; jars of preserves or similar; new/unused accessories such as scarves/ jewellery; food items such as biscuits or chocolates; new/unused toys; new/unused decorative items such as a picture frame or vases; upmarket toiletries; or gift vouchers for shops. Needed by May 31st. Contact Martyn Schofield

  • CDs & DVDs: For the Vicar’s Stall.  Bring to the Parish Office during opening hours. NO VIDEOS. Contact Nicola Chater

  • Bric-a-Brac: Bring to the Parish Office during opening hours - BUT NOT TILL THE END OF MAY! Contact Mel Howells

  • Books:contact Helen Wareham

  • Large sponge cakes: Victoria, Lemon, Coffee etc for the Refreshments Tent. Contact Jenny de jMontfort

We also need people who:

  • Have an interest in or some experience of sound and lightingto liaise with the professional sound/light/electrical company who run the Bandstand. Please contact Nicola Chater

  • Can volunteer a few hours of their time over the weekend to help man the various church stalls

Sponsorship and donations

If you are a business and would like to know how your firm can be involved as a sponsor or by donating goods or services, click here: commercial opportunities.

If you are a member of the community and have contacts, or would like to help us liaise with businesses, please contact Torin Douglas at