The UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) will be streamed live for the first time at 7pm on 27 January.

After the ceremony, get ready to Light the Darkness with us. We are asking households across the UK to light a candle and put it in their window to:

  • remember those who were murdered for who they were
  • stand against prejudice and hatred today

Light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January 2021 2021 (if you are able to do so safely).



Ten members and friends of BPS kicked off this years Mitzvah Day project yesterday, with a 'Knit & Natter' afternoon. Our host Rosie provided delicious cakes and tea. The Luton & Dunstable NHS Trust neonatal unit had requested premature baby hats in 'traffic light' colours, and also tiny knitted sleeves about 6 inches long, [any colour] with a gap in the seam for canulas for the baby's arms. Nurse Debbie explained this during the afternoon.

We couldn't believe it had been a year since we had last met up as a group. All knitters or crocheter's are urged to help us over the next few weeks to achieve our goal. Please let Hilary Fox have your finished hats or sleeves before the 2nd week of November, and remember if possible the hats should be in red, orange or green. This is to help staff identify the most poorly babies at a glance. Other colours will be welcomed by Bedford Hospital who are not yet using the colour coding,and parents taking their babies home who have little in the way of tiny clothing. Patterns are available on the internet, or we can e-mail you some on request.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic we continue to hold services on Friday evenings using Zoom.  If you are interested in the joining us for a service, please contact us - details at the bottom of the page