Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our site helps you find out what you want to know about Bethesda Chapel.
COME AS YOU ARE...
At Bethesda Chapel, you will find that we are a church that welcomes people from all walks of life and allows them to discover who God is as we travel together on this journey. We are the place where you know that you are home. We are relaxed, have fun in what we do and our worship is contemporary. Saying this, we are very clear about the vision and purpose of Bethesda Chapel. There are so many great opportunities here to make real and authentic friendship, receive ministry and affect people's lives with God's love. We invite you to come visit and see!
"The church exists primarily for two close correlated purposes: to worship God and to work for his kingdom in the world... The church also exists for a third purpose, which serves the other two: to encourage one another, to build one and other up in faith, to pray with and for one another, to learn from one another and teach one another, and to set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is all part of what is known loosely as fellowship."
-- N. T. Wright
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
Our Sunday morning service is at 11:00am and usually looks like this:
we make space every week for us to connect with God in worship in a contemporary style
an announcements slot about meetings and events in the life of our church
a time of teaching from the Bible, which aims to be relevant, timely and inspired with what happens in our daily lives
we always have an opportunity for anyone to receive prayer for any need they may have
We serve free tea, coffee and biscuits before and after the service, so make sure you stick around for these. We always have this time to get to know new people and see friends.
Here at Bethesda Chapel, we believe that kids are as important as the grown-ups, and we love to have them join us on Sundays. We have teaching and ministry for all age groups during our service - they breakout into different rooms to have their own hangouts together.