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.