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We’d love to get to know you! You can connect with us in lots of different ways. Join us for Sunday services and for events to get a feel for our church and meet our people.
Come along to one of our life groups or socials to connect in a smaller setting.
We are based in the borough of Stockport, south Manchester.

Whatever your age, background or story, we welcome you to come and find your place with us.

Bethany church

Here at Bethany Church, Manchester, faith and community go hand in hand. Friendship, connection and belonging shape everything we do. Why not come and meet us, so you can get involved?


For us, Sundays are about connection with God and others. Sundays give us a chance to reflect and recharge together as a community. Sundays are about celebrating God’s love for us.

For adults, Sundays at Bethany involve worshipping through music and song, listening to the Bible-based talk and catching up with each other. For children and youth, Sundays include worship, the Bible and fun with friends too – we meet you on your level.

Join us at Bethany Church, south Manchester, to explore faith and connect with people.


Children are at the heart of Bethany church life. We believe that you are never too young to ask the big questions in life and that’s why Kids’ Church is an integral part of what we do. Kids’ Church creates a space for 5-11 year olds to get to know God and each other. We learn and grow together through play and craft activities designed for this age group. Kids’ Church is on every Sunday during the morning service and new children are welcome at every session.

Kids’ Church is hosted by our Kids’ Team who are committed to the wellbeing and development of our children. The team undertake relevant training and procedures to meet safeguarding requirements.

Our desire is to see children thriving, making friends and having fun. As well as hosting events for the local Gatley community, parties and holiday clubs for local children from the south Manchester area throughout the year, we are involved in schools’ work and community outreach projects.

Creche Facilities

We love having little ones with us at our Sunday services.

We have an area for the under 4s to play and interact,
as well as livestreamed connection to the service to ensure parents/carers don’t miss out!


Supporting young people is part of our DNA here at Bethany. Our passion is to see young people rooted in the south Manchester community where they feel heard and valued.

During Sunday services, our Radi8 group provides a fun and faith-filled space for 11-16 year olds to connect with God and explore what the Bible means practically for us today. Our sessions are interactive and tailored to the 11-16 age group. We also run courses to meet young people’s needs, including the Youth Alpha Course and the Youth Wellbeing Journey.

See our Limitless Youth section to find out all about our Friday youth club.

We organise trips throughout the year ranging from visits to amusement parks to regional and national youth events.

Our youth work is run by a diverse team which includes leaders from our church, our PAIS apprentices and student youth workers. The team are committed to seeing young people reach their potential.
The team undertake relevant training and procedures to meet safeguarding requirements.


Whatever the occasion or time of year, we’re all about family. Families can look different and our heart is to welcome everybody into the big family here at Bethany Church, Manchester!
Whatever your family situation or stage of life, there is a place for you.

Our desire is to equip families to thrive relationally and spiritually. We run marriage and parenting courses to provide practical help and support. We also offer opportunities to catch up informally to chat about the joys and challenges of family life.

Young Adults

At Bethany Church, south Manchester, we want to see young adults rooted in our local west Stockport community. Knowing that life can be busy and fast-paced when you are in your 20s and 30s, we want to journey with you as you navigate this stage.

We welcome you to join us for Sunday services and our mid-week YA Connect socials
if you’re looking to connect and share experiences with other young adults.


We value and cherish the over 60s here at Bethany Church. The Oasis ministry specifically caters for our older people, creating a space for friendship and belonging to our Gatley community

Our regular Oasis meetings take place on the first and third Thursday of each month at 2pm and include socialising and hearing from interesting speakers. There are also special Oasis events run during the year.
Newcomers from south Manchester, west Stockport and Wythenshawe are always welcome and can expect a friendly, casual atmosphere.

Life Groups

Connecting with a life group is a great way to explore faith and build friendships in a smaller setting.

Life groups meet regularly, usually mid-week in the evening.
We have a growing number of life groups based at different locations in the south Manchester area.
Come and have a chat with us so we can help you find the group that’s right for you.


Our men’s group is all about getting together and enjoying quality time as we grow in faith and encourage one another.

We meet up regularly for walks, breakfasts, and meals out, so look out for our next social!
We are inclusive and love welcoming new faces whenever we meet.
Reaching out to all men in the south Manchester and western Stockport areas.


At our women’s group we want to cultivate friendship, connection and belonging. Getting together is an opportunity to get to know one another, to feel valued and to value others.

Through our events and gatherings, we enjoy socialising and learning more about God’s love for us,
in a space where friends feel like family.
Whether you’re new to Bethany church in the areas of Stockport and Manchester, or you’re a familiar face, we’d love to see you soon.

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