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Bridgetown Bethel Church (the Weslyan Methodist Church)
Did any of your ancestors attend the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Bridgetown?

The Bethel Church, Bridgetown (formerly the Wesleyan Methodist Church) was built in 1909 is the last of four religious buildings to survive in Bridgetown.

In 2010, it was discovered that parts of the church including the kitchen, were suffering from dry rot and the building was not usable.

The congregation and members of other local community groups, including the children’s Saturday Club, and Slimming World, who meet at the church, have been forced to meet at the community centre.

The church may be closed for good if funds cannot be raised to repair the damage. And there have also been calls for the church to be pulled down

The congregation set up a fighting fund to help meet the cost of repairs. In October 2010, the fund stood at £1,340.00

At the launch of Bridgetown and District Local History Society at Bridgetown Working Men’s Club, £130.00 of donations was raised.

Work has begun to save the church but the full extent of the damage is not yet known and the full cost of repairs cannot be calculated

Anyone wanting to make a donation to help save the church should contact
Barry CARTWRIGHT on (01543 503937) or Anne HAZELL on (01543 577965)
By September 2011, the fighting fund stood at £10,000 and work was well under way
If you have any history of the Bethel Church (Wesleyan Methodist Church) or members that attended it, please let us know at enquiries@bfhg.org.uk
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