The present Bethesda Church stands in the centre of Palacefields, close to the shops and the Tricorn pub, an ideal place from which to minister to the community. In this way it continues the involvement of the “old Bethesda” in the centre of the community in the Old Town. That building was demolished to make way for the bus station, but in 1976 the new multi-purpose Bethesda was consecrated, providing a base for worship and use of community groups that continues today. There are a range of activities happening during the week at Bethesda for young and old alike. With its focus on its mission to the people around it in all aspects of their need, the congregation at Bethesda is open-hearted and welcoming to all who enter the doors.
Situated in Palacefields Local Centre, Bethesda may not, at first sight, look much like a church! It certainly doesn’t look like a traditional church, and in some ways it isn’t. The pattern of services is far from traditional - you never know quite what to expect! The building isn’t arranged like a traditional church - there are no stained glass windows, no pulpit, no organ, no stone font. But anyone looking for a welcoming Christian community will find it here.
There is room for everyone:
- young, old or in-between
- working, resting or still looking
- willing to give or needing to receive
- differently-abled in every way
You can be sure of a welcoming smile, a friendly greeting and Christian fellowship at Bethesda Church.