Bethesda Methodist Church

Following the Government announcement on the 16th March, we regret that Bethesda Methodist Church will suspend Sunday worship until it becomes apparent the threat from the Covid19 virus has subsided significantly enough to reconvene.  All church fellowship groups and events will also cease.  We have not taken this decision lightly, but we must avoid spreading the Coronavirus unnecessarily – especially among vulnerable groups.

The members of Bethesda Methodist Church pray that you will stay safe and well.  If you live alone and are experiencing difficulty due to self-isolation please contact Deacon Corinne Brown:  0117 9551934 or Email:

A prayer for us all to use at this difficult time:

Merciful God, in this time of challenge we pray your blessing and healing upon all, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society and those unable to reach their families.  Even as we keep social distance may we find ways to reduce isolation and continue to remember Christ’s command to love all our neighbours.  In his name we pray. Amen




Our usual weekly service of worship is on Sunday morning from 10.45am – 11.45am. We are always pleased to welcome new friends to our congregation. We may also on special occasions have an evening service at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to join us we’re a friendly lot!

If you have not been before here is a short guide to the service: Sundays are a chance for our whole community to come and worship. We usually start with a few announcements about what is going on during the week. A full time Minister may take the service or a part time Lay Preacher.

There will be some readings from the Bible and the Minister or Preacher will give a talk. At some point there will be a collection for the church funds but please do not feel obliged to give. Some services include Communion, the taking of bread and fruit juice (which represents wine), you are free to take part or not, it is entirely up to you.  Communion is followed by a collection for our benevolent fund, again, please do not feel obliged to give.

We hope that you will enjoy the service and look forward to you coming again.


Bethesda Methodist Church Minister: Rev David Alderman

Deacon: Corinne Brown: E-mail: Email: or Tel: 01179 551934 

Church Address: Bethesda Methodist Church, 138A Church Road, BS5 9HH (Map)

Church Office E-mail: or Tel: 0117 9559118






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