For practising Christians
Rooted in the Christian faith, life at Dorothea Court supports our residents to live fulfilled lives in their later years. We provide excellent, personalised support which supports our residents to flourish in older age. We offer retirement living and assisted living for older Christians across five converted Victorian houses.
Throughout the week there are opportunities to gather together for activities including arts and crafts or exercises, and we have regular visits from local church leaders who lead devotions and services. We have occasional extra activities such as films and afternoon teas for residents and guests.
We have a very active Friends of Dorothea Court group, as well as a Pilgrims' Friend Society support group who connect with the community and plan some activities throughout the year. We are very well connected with the local church networks.
We have 15 retirement and 11 assisted living flats at Dorothea Court. Accommodation is suitable for couples.
A guest flat is also available for respite breaks or visitors.
- Assisted living
- Independent living
- We have a beautiful large garden between the houses which is available for residents to use.
- We provide help with laundry.
Want to find out more? Please fill in the Request a call back form and one of our team will be in touch.
Jane joined us as Scheme Manager in September 2023. She is a trained nurse and spent the last 30 years working at her local hospice.
Jane lives in Letchworth Garden City, with her two sons and is Treasurer, Trustee and Elder at King’s Baptist Church, Stotfold.
She feels God has led her to Dorothea Court. She is pleased to be working for a Christian organisation, where she can freely share her faith.
Yolande joined the team at Dorothea Court in July 2023. She has a range of professional experience, including marketing and working with those suffering from homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse. She lives in Bedford with her two children who are aged two and ten years old.
Yolande feels very blessed to be joining the Pilgrims' Friend Society family, and is excited to utilise her skills and experience at Dorothea Court.
How to find us
The No 10 bus stop is right outside the front door for easy access to and from the town centre. Bedford Park sits opposite Dorothea Court and the bus stop is outside the front door.
We enjoy showing visitors around Dorothea Court, but request that if this is the purpose of your visit you call us first to arrange a suitable time. This allows us to allocate a member of staff to answer your questions. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit at any time during the day, and there is the opportunity to purchase a meal in the home if they wish to do so, by prior arrangement.
More from Dorothea Court
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Rita, who lives at Dorothea Court, our housing scheme in Bedford, tells us how the Lord brought her to Him as a heartbroken young woman in Zimbabwe, and how He has sustained her ever since
When you choose to live in one of our housing schemes, you’ll be joining a vibrant Christian community with the peace and independence that comes with your own space.