Bethesda Evangelical Church

The church at Bethesda is part of the worldwide family of Christians, united in our conviction that God became one of us in the person of his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He died in our place, suffering the just punishment for our sins, and rose again from the dead to offer us forgiveness and a new life.
 
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

About us

Our location: Chester Road, Stockton Heath, Warrington WA4 2RX.

What's on?

Sunday 11:00 am - Family service. The service consists of a mix of songs both old and new, prayers, a Bible reading and then a talk based on the passage read from the Bible...

Got a question about the Christian faith?

We don't claim to have answers to everything, but we do believe the Bible tells us enough to make sense of the world we live in - in fact we believe it's the only thing that can! If you have a burning question.....

LEGO Club

LEGO club is now suspended for the Summer holidays...




About us

Our name:

Bethesda’ – means ‘house of mercy’ and was the name of a pool in Jerusalem.  It’s our hope and prayer that men, women, boys and girls will find God’s mercy through Jesus by joining us as we worship him week by week.

Evangelical’ – comes from a Greek word in the New Testament which means ‘to announce the good news.’  This is the news that the Lord Jesus Christ, the righteous Son of God, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe in him, but only everlasting joy. 

“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”  Romans 8:1.
 
Church’ – doesn’t actually refer to the building!  In the New Testament, the word ‘church’ refers to a community of people united by their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their one and only saviour.
 
We believe:
 
In the Divine inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures. 
 
That God exists eternally in three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit to whom equal honour is due.
 
That Jesus Christ, unique Son of God, became man, being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. 
 
That He died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification. 
 
That He ascended to the right hand of God and is now the all sufficient High Priest of His people.
 
That He will return personally to receive His people and judge the world in righteousness.
 
That humanity has fallen and needs the Holy Spirit’s work of regeneration and sanctification.
 
That fellowship with God may be restored by repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
That at death a person’s soul does not cease to exist or become unconscious.
 
That the dead will be raised either to life or condemnation and that the blessedness of the forgiven and the punishment of the unforgiven will be alike eternal.  
 
Our practices:
 
We baptise believers by immersion on their personal confession of faith, and we commemorate the Lord’s death in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper (Communion) every Sunday.  

Our goal - to honour and worship the Lord Jesus Christ by: 

Proclaiming God’s good news of forgiveness and new life through the Lord Jesus.

Promoting faithful Christian living.

Preserving pure Christian truth through the teaching of the Bible.

Providing for God’s people.


What's on?

Sunday 11:00 am - Family service.  The service consists of a mix of songs both old and new, prayers, a Bible reading and then a talk based on the passage read from the Bible...  A collection is taken, but we do this as part of our praise to God and visitors should feel completely free to pass the collection on.  By 12:15pm we're usually assembled in the church hall enjoying refreshments. 

During the service there is a crèche for tiny tots and just before the talk is given to the adults, children and young people leave for their own meetings. 
 
Sunday 6:30pm – Breaking of bread. This is a simple celebration of the Lord’s Supper or ‘Holy Communion.’  It takes place every Sunday apart from the last Sunday in the month, when it is included in the morning service.
 
Monday 9:30am – 11:30am – Bethesda Tots.  A play and sing session with refreshments for babies, pre-schoolers and their carers.  Places are limited and need to be booked in advance.
 
Monday 1st & 3rd in the month, 7.30pm. – Ladies Bible study. Whether new to Bible studies or familiar, there is room for women of all ages. 
 
Tuesday Fellowship  7:45pm -9:15pm. The 1st Tuesday in the month is a dedicated time of prayer at Bethesda; the 2nd Tuesday we meet in homes for a time studying and discussing the Bible together; the 3rd Tuesday we meet at Bethesda to listen to a speaker from a missionary or other similar organization; and the 4th and 5th Tuesdays we meet at Bethesda for Bible teaching from a visiting speaker.
 
Wednesday – 10:30am 1st in the month.  Ladies coffee morning.  We offer refreshments in an informal atmosphere as we listen to a visiting speaker each month. 
 
Thursday – 7:45pm – 9pm.  TXF.  Fun, games and a teaching time for young people in school years 7 – 11.


Got a question about the Christian faith?

We don't claim to have answers to everything, but we do believe the Bible tells us enough to make sense of the world we live in - in fact we believe it's the only thing that can!

If you have a burning question you could Click Here  You'll find some very short but helpful videos put together by Christianity Explored.

If you'd like to ask your questions 'face-to-face' why not come along one Sunday morning and speak to one of us.  We'll do our best to help!

"Your word is a lamp for my feet,
   a light on my path."  Psalm 119:105


LEGO Club

  LEGO club will reconvene in September - date yet to be decided..... LEGO club meets from 10am – 11:30am, all welcome.