Welcome to Bethel Independent Methodist Church, Wigan. We are a community church in Wigan, renowned for its wonderful singing, where you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome. Midweek activities include Ladies Fellowship, Choir, House Groups and Fellowship meetings. 

We have two services on a Sunday; the morning service at 10:45am and the evening service at 6:00pm. We also have a Communion Service on the 1st Sunday in the month at the evening service and the 3rd Sunday in the month at the morning service.

COVID-19 UPDATE – 26th September 2020

Following Wigan being placed back under local restrictions and adhering to Government guidance, Bethel Church will remain open on Sunday mornings from 10.45am for an act of worship. The church has Covid-secure measures in place for your safety. However, we strongly advise against any mixing of households or socialising either before or after the service and politely request that everyone leaves promptly when the service ends.  We pray that you will keep safe during this difficult time and if anyone needs any help at all please get in touch through the website, Facebook or by telephone.

Reopening of Bethel 

Sunday 2nd August saw the re-opening of Bethel Church for morning worship. A lot of effort had gone into preparing the building and ensuring that the current rules and regulations were carefully followed. Hand Cleanser and wipes, designated seating places, compulsory wearing of masks, and no contact were all part of the system BUT none of this could detract from the feeling of real joy at being able to meet again and worship together.

A goodly number (including Irene & Dennis Watkins who had travelled all the way from Chester) were warmly welcomed by Pauline before handing over to Chris who led the service. There was no singing of hymns but the congregation carefully followed the words as the verses were played on the organ. In an act of re-blessing, Pauline read the amended words of ‘Bless this House’ as it was played.

This was followed by a presentation to Pauline in thanks of all that she had done for our fellowship throughout lockdown – specifically with 4 months of Sunday services AND to Brian for the hours and hours he had spent in organising and masterminding the sale of the school-hall and all of the technical work involved in splitting the two buildings’ utilities.

The whole service was a time of real blessing and an encouragement to us all as we move forward into uncertain times.

‘Great the joy when Christians meet’

We look forward to next Sunday when Pauline will be leading the service.                            God bless, Kevan




Bethel Church will open for Sunday morning worship from 2nd August at 10.45.

You are very welcome to join us but please read the Guidance on our ‘information’ tab before attending. This is to ensure we are COVID 19 secure and to keep each other as safe as possible. We look forward to seeing you.

Bethel During Covid-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been taking part in our Sunday services in our homes. Here are all of our selfies!

Communion Service – Bethel in Lockdown

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Thankyou for the beautiful flowers i have recieved today from a lovely lady. I would like to attend a service at the church to meet you all.


  2. Dear Andrea, thank you for taking the time to comment on our website and we are very pleased that you love the flowers. If you would like to visit us you would be most welcome. We have services on Sunday at 10.45 am and 6 pm. We also have a coffee morning tomorrow, Tuesday 6th November, from 10 am. Coffee morning is the first Tuesday of the month. We look forward to meeting you.


  3. Ann’s friend, former colleague from her teaching days, had a serious fall at the end of last year which meant a spell in hospital and then Alexander Court Care Home because she was unable to look after herself. Val went to the Care Home with some flowers from Bethel.
    Ann has just received a letter from her friend who says,” The flowers were lovely and admired by all, especially the care workers at Alexander Court. The lady who brought them was also lovely. Her visit helped me turn a corner and I began to think how lucky I was.”

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