A group of Christians raised funds to build Bethesda Chapel in Whitaker Road, Allesley Park. Thanks to the financial support from Church St Gospel Hall, and others in 1966 the building was opened. Therefore Allesley Park Evangelical Church met in Bethesda Chapel in Allesley Park, Coventry.
Since 1966 the fellowship has provided a Christian witness in the Allesley Park and Whoberly area, where the Bible has been taught, the gospel preached and many discipled and have lived Christ centred lives serving others.
The building has been known as the Chapel or Bethesda to many in the local community. In recent times the fellowship have developed a range of activities that have reached out to the local community in providing a parents and toddlers group, Tots, Youth Groups and Family Teas. We held a thanksgiving service on 14 October 2012 for the old ‘Bethesda’ building before it was demolished.
In November 2013, a new building was opened with the vision to be used by God to reach out to the people of the surrounding area and held a celebration service.
We held a number of events around the a theme of 50 acts of kindness, to celebrate 50 years of witness in 2016, culminating in a special thanksgiving service.
As well as giving praise to God for the past, we look to Him to help us and lead us in the present and future. Please visit us or join with us in worshipping and following our Great God.
GBXtra Youth Group (Age 5 -10)
Established in 2008, GBXtra runs every Friday Night at 6pm at Allesley Park Evangelical Church, during the school term time. Each week activities will include games, songs, a Bible Story and occasional Craft activities.
Holiday Bible Clubs (Age 5-10)
Many children have enjoyed the various clubs that have taken place for one week in the Summer. Fun activities, games, crafts, singing, bible stories, puppets have been shared with hundreds of children.
Seaside Rock 2012 Going Bananas 2008
Awesome Youth Group (Age 11-17)
‘Awesome’ began in the summer of 2009. Originally the group was an extension of the Holiday Bible Club run at Allesley Park Evangelical Church. We knew there was a need for the older youth to have a club of their own so we ran for 5 nights in the evenings. We played games, had competitions, snacks, spoke about God in our lives and had lots of fun. The week ended with a barbeque which was attended by youth and parents. Following this Awesome has met at ‘Bethesda’ as well as at St Johns CofE Academy, whilst building works were ongoing. We have held an awesome camp in 2013.
Mince Pie Cafe’
This annual event started in December 2013 and many hundreds of people have come in to sample a free mince pie and a drink, as well as children enjoying craft activities, and to enjoy fellowship and enjoyed a warm welcome and a conversation. Pictures can be found here from a number of years.
Hot Cross Bun Cafe’s
Held on Good Friday with refreshments and children activities, inviting the local community to join with us. Pictures can be found here from a number of years.
Family Fun Days
There has been bouncy castles, stalls, and fun events throughout the years to entertain the whole family.
Visits and church services at Allesley Hall Home and Eric Williams House
For many years, once a month we have visited these two nearby homes to sing the old favourite hymns, to pray and to share a message to bring hope and light to residents and staff.
Once a month a free tea followed by a message has taken place for many years. Many people have come in and visited us and heard an interesting talk about the Christian Faith and or music.