A Community of Hope on the way of Jesus

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.

New Guidance for attending Worship at church from 12 September

The Bethesda Re-engagement Team, in consultation with the Stewards, have made the following recommendations:

Pre-booking a place at worship is no longer required. Please ensure you wear a mask. Hand sanitizer use will continue at entrance/exit points, and you are asked to use the QR code or sign in on arrival.

Please leave two seats between yourself and the next person or household grouping and stay socially distanced wherever possible.

We will stand to sing!

Following worship, tea and coffee will be served again, once the rota has been drawn up.

Alternatively, if you want to access online worship, you can do so through the Gloucestershire Circuit's Worship at Home.


In just over a month’s time, world leaders will meet in Glasgow for the COP26 summit. Looking ahead to this summit, Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop of Canterbury join together for the first time in urgent appeal for the future of the planet. Their statement is worth reading in full and is one that we, too, as Methodists support. There is a short reflection on COP26 on this week's Weekly Thought and Prayer.

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