A Community of Hope on the way of Jesus

Welcome to Bethesda Methodist Church, Cheltenham.

Christian Aid Week 10-16 May 2021

Against the backdrop of the global coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on movement and activities the needs of people living in poverty are greater than ever. For this year's Christian Aid Week we will be unable to organise physical collections or events at Bethesda, so please donate online instead. Christian Aid Logo

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.

Online Prayer Service for Climate Justice

This year is crucial in the struggle for climate justice. To rise to the challenge, we must underpin it in prayer.

As part of a year of prayer for climate justice, Christian Aid, Tearfund and CAFOD are holding an Online Prayer Service for Climate Justice, ahead of the G7 summit of world leaders, to pray for the success of the summit in delivering outcomes that will help us achieve climate justice.

The event will take place on Zoom on Wed, 19 May 2021 from 19:00 – 20:00. You can register here.

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We are delighted to confirm that we will be able to re-open the building for worship for Pentecost, 23 May.

There will be restrictions relating to the capacity of our building for this service and pre-booking is therefore essential to enable us to manage numbers. Details of how to book a place will be in this week's notices.

We will also be attempting to live-stream the service on YouTube and the circuit Worship at Home service will continue to be available to those who are unable to join us in person.

We look forward to being able to greet you in person very soon!

Keith Norman

Please check the latest notices or Facebook for any further updates.