Eligibility Criteria

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living


Residents will be over 60 years of age for retirement living.

Residents will be in active agreement with our Protestant Christian ethos and have a personal testimony consistent with our basis of faith.

Life at Dorothea Court 

Dorothea Court in Bedford offers Retirement living, Retirement Living Plus and Assisted Living for older Christians. Dorothea Court consists of five converted Victorian Houses, three fronting St Georges Rd and two fronting Park Avenue. 

There is a large, beautiful communal garden between the houses.

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.


15 Retirement Living flats and 11 Assisted Living flats. A guest flat is also available for respite breaks or visitors.

Care Services

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living

Other Facilities

  • Large Garden
  • Laundry
  • Suitable for couples

Online Tour

Take a brief tour of our Dorothea Court by clicking on the video below.


Deryn vd Tang2

Manager  -  Deryn van der Tang

Deryn is a committed Christian and has worked in housing for over 20 years. She leads her domestic team to make the transition to retirement living, home from home.


Ruth Flood2

Administrator - Ruth Flood

Ruth has worked for Dorothea as administrator for a number of years, having been part of the Dorothea Trust team before Pilgrim Homes took over.

Ruth is involved in various Christian activities as well as her local church, giving her access to Christian contacts throughout Bedfordshire and enabling her to maintain the Christian ethos of Dorothea as a friendly Christian community.


Contact & Location 

Dorothea Court, 32 Park Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2LR

Tel:       0300 303 1490

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.