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.

Worship through August

Although most legal restrictions have been lifted in England, and many people have been vaccinated, it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated, and we are still in the third wave of this pandemic in the UK. The Government is clear that everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious. For these reasons, we are continuing to ask people to book in advance if you want to join us (see notices for details) and wear face coverings in our building. We expect that these pragmatic arrangements will be in place until September, when we hope it will be possible to continue to remove any Covid restrictions, subject to any further Government or Methodist Church updates.

We will not be live streaming our services through August. If you want to access online worship, you can do so through the Gloucestershire Circuit's Worship at Home.

Creative Age

Has our work with Creative Age been on hold through the pandemic? I think not! For an update on what's been happening and where the work is heading in the future, please read this article.

the connexion

the connexion is a free magazine about the life and work of the Methodist Church, bringing together inspirational stories from Methodist people who are passionate about sharing God’s love to change lives.

As we emerge from lockdown, follow the stories in this issue of the connexion where people chose to ‘be bold’. After all, Methodists have a proud tradition of courage: “Without a doubt Wesley was bold!”

You can find the latest issue on the Methodist Church website.

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