Welcome to Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham.
We are a community of all ages who love God, find life and hope in the way of Jesus, and seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit in all that we do. We hold together the rich and broad tradition of Christianity with insights and understandings from the present, and this is reflected in our theology and variety of worship.
We support a wide programme of worship events and community activities throughout each week; some we organise, some we host, and many of which are detailed on the website. Simply follow the drop down menu to find out more.
There is a link below to the Weekly Notices and you can find a Weekly Thought and Prayer on this website.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Worship for Sunday 13 June 2021
Our service on Sunday will focus on Tax Justice and the need for a fairer, greener tax system where taxes are set to reflect the Common Good, and individuals and corporations pay their fair share.
If you want to join us in our building, you will need to pre-book a place due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions; details of how to do so are in our notices. Alternatively, you can join our live stream on YouTube from 1015 on Sunday morning.
Introducing LGBT+ History Month
This year, for the first time, the Methodist Church has put focus on LGBT+ History Month. It is a good year to begin, since the theme of LGBT+ History Month this year is, ‘body, mind and spirit’, something that as Christians we are all too aware of. This holistic view of who we are in God, made complete in body, mind and spirit through the sanctification of the God of peace, and blameless in Christ (as 1 Thessalonians 5 verse 23 reminds us) is something we all strive for in our Christian journeys of faith. A reminder that this grace of God is available to each one of us, whatever our sexuality or gender, is powerful indeed.
You can find reflections, prayers and testimonies on this theme on the Methodist Church website.