Welcome to news and roundup.


YouTube Live!

On Sundays  we will be having an in-person service at church and also  live streaming messages via YouTube live at 10:30am  and 6 pm.  You will be able to view these without a YouTube account, and they will also be available on Smart TVs/Fire stick etc. for those without tablets/laptops. The livestream links are available on the website. If anyone is struggling to access the livestreams, please let us know.


Sunday Services

Sunday Morning 17th October I 10.30am  I STORYTELLER The Good Samaritan: What does Justice Look Like?

Guest Speaker: Emma Mohr (SWBA Regional Minister)


Sunday Evening 17th  October I 6 pm  I Abide Prayer Time

ABIDE – our final ABIDE prayer gathering will be accessible, as always, live on zoom or youtube and then available afterwards too.


On Sunday 24th of October, we will be launching a new Sunday evening format called DWELLDWELL is designed to be a 30minute service that will “go live” at 6pm on Sundays, but be available to catch up with at any point during the week. DWELL stands for:
D – Drawing Near
Time to seek God’s presence in prayer.
W – Worship
A time to worship God together
E – Encounter
People sharing testimonies of encounters with God!
L – Listen
A ten minute message (we’re going to be journing through the book of Haggai together!)
L – Live
And space to examine our lives and reflect on how we are to live in the light of God’s Word
Join us as we seek to dwell in God’s presence and promises together!


Guest Speakers

Due to Jon and the family isolating at this time we’re really pleased to be welcoming:
– Rev Emma Mohr (SWBA Regional Minister) – this morning
– Our very own Richard Lawson – 24th October


Church is Open!!

The church is now fully open. Booking is no longer needed at all. We ask that you still respect social distancing  and follow all guidance given. Face masks are still required to be worn.

Bethel Kids is also taking place for all primary school children in years 1-6.  We are aiming to open other age groups for children & young people in the coming weeks. Following the service we will be serving tea & coffee in the lounge.

We really look forward to seeing you!


Children and Youth

Children and Youth Registration: please complete the registration form for any children and youth taking part in church activities,-for both Sunday or weekly meetings.
Registration Link Here: https://forms.gle/QbhoRgsaSGmUv5YU9


Tim and Jon talked recently about all the childrens and youth groups starting back at Bethel at the moment. there was an emphasis on how you too can serve in this way. If you are interested in getting involved in the Childrens and Youth groups please either get in contact with Tim or the office. Video available here. https://youtu.be/SBHsfZv9pX8


Bethel Kids Taking place on Sunday morning during the morning service over in the Whitchurch Centre. Children can be dropped off from 10:20 am  and then picked up directly after the morning service.


Bethel Teens 

Come along for some games, chat and catch up and jump into the Bible to see what it says.

Who: School Years 5 – 9
Where: Bethel Whitchurch Centre
When: Tuesday 6:45 – 8pm


Bethel Youth 

A chilled out place to spend some time together, share life and learn from each other as we look at the Bible.

Who: School years 10 – 13
Where: Bethel Whitchurch Centre
When: Friday 6:30 – 8:30pm
For any of the above contact Tim for more details.



The following people were elected to the leadership team at the recent AGM and Church Members Meeting



Coffee Morning

We are hoping to start a regular coffee morning to reach out to the community and people in the church.  There is going to be a Zoom meeting on Tuesday 19th October at 7.30 pm for anyone who might like to be involved to help on the team.  If you are interested please contact Jon or Helen Nolan. Many thanks.

Dates for your Diaries 2021

Church Member Meetings

17th November

Places you can Find Us

Website: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Website

YouTube: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Live

Facebook: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Facebook

Instagram: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Instagram

Podcast: https://bit.ly/Bethel-Podcast


Family News

We rejoice with Jonathan Burton and his fiancee Lizzie.  They will be getting married here at Bethel on Saturday 23rd October at 11 am.  We pray for  God’s blessings on the day and for their future life together.

We have to pass on the news that sadly Ian Symonds passed away in the early hours of Monday morning after a battle with cancer. He was at home, with Joyce holding one hand and Steve Parker holding the other. We thank God for life and for his faith, and the knowledge that he is now at home and at peace with His Lord and Saviour.  We want to pray for God’s comfort, peace and strength to be with Joyce as she comes to terms with her loss. Please can we uphold her in our prayers.

Ian’s Thanksgiving service will be at Bethel on Friday 22nd October at 11 am.  There will be limited numbers able to attend.



Lorraine is  back working in the office with the new opening times of 9 am -1 pm


News to Celebrate

If you, or someone you know,  are celebrating a very special birthday or anniversary then please do let us know so we can celebrate as a church family.

Collecting used Stamps to help fund BMS work

Please continue to save used postage stamps for the BMS stamps bureau. During the first quarter of 2020 £3500 was raised for BMS by the bureau. We look forward to being able to collect the stamps you are saving as soon as possible. Marion Rushton.

Problem accessing online content?

If you have had a problem accessing the online blogs, sermons or newssheet, please let Lorraine in the office know as she can arrange to send these out in the post (including CD versions of the services)