A Community of Hope on the way of Jesus

Welcome to the website of 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.


6 January 2021


Following the Prime Minister’s statement on 4 January 2021, a new National Lockdown has been announced in England. Unlike previous lockdown decisions, the government has decided that churches can remain open, along with community buildings for certain activities. However, we have taken the decision at Bethesda to continue with a mix of online acts of worship whilst the pandemic persists at the current rate. This decision is based on what we judge to be best for the safety of our own community. Over the next few weeks, we will continue to offer a mix of either Zoom or Pre-recorded worship and the church notices will lay out the schedule for the forthcoming weeks. Alternatively, the Gloucestershire Circuit 'At Home Worship' is available each week.

Naomi Cooke and Keith Norman

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