Bethel Community Church


Welcome to the Bethel Community Church

We believe that church shouldn’t be a boring place where people go on Sunday mornings just to sing hymns and listen to a sermon. We believe that Church is an active group of Christian people who want to follow Jesus, worship God, to be an influential part of the local community and to make a difference in people’s lives. We love God and we love people and want the best for them.

Bethel Community Church is such a church, part of our vision is to be seen, heard and felt in our city.
We have a number of teams that work with various groups of people; from the homeless, students, parents, children, refugees and more. You can find out more about ministries and see our faith in action.

If you are visiting our city or looking for a church, we would love to see you.
Come and worship with us at 10:30am every Sunday.



Olive Branch Statement

We want to inform you of a very difficult decision that the senior leaders have been discussing and praying about for some time now. It concerns the future of the Olive Branch.

On Tuesday June 7th representatives of the Senior Leaders and Trustees met with Alison to inform her that we as a leadership feel that the Olive Branch project is no longer part of our collective vision.

There is funding from Trusthouse Charitable Foundation for 6 months beginning 1st July 2016 – This funding goes towards paying the Olive Branch manager up until 31st December 2016. However, after this date, the GAP Centre will no longer be available for this project to continue to operate. After this date it has been decided that Bethel Community Church will not accept or pursue any additional funding for the Olive Branch.

Read the Full Statement here >


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Our latest edition of our newsletter is now available for download! Find out what's been going on recently and more events planned for the coming months. Download it now!

Rootes is our new initiative for engaging and supporting young adults and students in our city.
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The Sanctuary welcomes asylum seekers and refugees, and includes a significant number of people from asylum seeker and refugee communities as a part of our wider church family. 

Free Podcasts are available from iTunes so you can listen again, catch one you've missed, or get a taste of what Bethel's teaching is like. Podcast is usually updated weekly. 

The Olive Branch drop-in day centre for homeless and vulnerably-housed guests where they can eat, play, get counselling, be referred to a doctor or get financial and medical help from our trained staff.