Bethel Community Church

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Our History

This section of our website has been produced as a result of a grant given for urgent repairs to Bethel Community Church (a Grade II listed building) by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2016.

It covers the origins and foundation of the church, details of the architecture and some snippets of church life throughout the 130 years that the building has declared the light of the Christian message on Stow Hill.

Thanks are due to the following organisations who have contributed finance to help us repair this beautiful and historic building:

& The Members of Bethel Community Church

Visit Us

We are very aware of the Christian heritage and faithful witness that our church building has seen over the last 130 years and we are proud to be able to continue that into the future.

We'll offer regular times and dates to access the interior of the church after it has been rebuilt after the 2018 Fire. Please keep an eye on our home page for our next upcoming event. 

You can also contact us for more information. 


Young, D. The Origin and History of Methodism in Wales and the Border, 1893.
Monmouthshire Merlin & South Wales Advertiser, Newport City Library.
Newport Methodist Magazine, Newport City Library.
Historic Wales Report, 31st March, 2000.
Jones, Brynmor P. Voices from the Welsh Revival 1904-1905, Bryntirion Press; 1995.
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, National Library of Wales, 1947.