Coming to Bethel

For a large scale map of the area, click here.

Most of the roads around the chapel have parking restrictions which only apply 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, which means parking is not a problem for most services. In addition there is a car park between Stuart Street and Regent Street on Sundays. At other times there is the multi-storey car park in Regent Street and the public car park in South Road, both within 200m of the chapel.

Welcome to

Bethel Strict Baptist Chapel, Luton

  We are a Baptist church, completely separate from the Baptist Union, independent and self-governing. In doctrine we hold fast to the doctrines of salvation by grace, commonly called Calvinistic, contending earnestly for the work of the Holy Spirit in the new birth, and this bringing forth the fruit of a godly, upright life.

  We use the Authorised or King James version of the Bible, considering this is the most accurate translation and faithful to the original languages. We sing traditional hymns. Our hymnbook is Gadsby’s Selection.

Times of Services (God willing):

Sundays: 10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.

Sunday School 2.30 p.m.

Thursdays: 7.30 p.m. (Prayer Meeting with sermon)

On the week of the first Thursday in a month, the weekday services are altered as follows:

Monday: 7.30 p.m. (Prayer Meeting)

Thursday: 7.30 p.m. (Preaching Service)

During the week before Easter, the only week-evening service will be on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Order of Service on Sundays:


Bible Reading




Sermon (about 40-45 minutes)


Closing Prayer

(A retiring collection is taken at the doors once a month for the support of the chapel funds.)

More details of services during the year 2018 are available here.

That in all things, He [the Lord Jesus Christ] might have the pre-eminence.

(Colossians 1. 18)

NOTICES, God willing

It is with much thankfulness to the Lord that we record that the end of 2016 marked Mr B. A. Ramsbottom's 50th year as our Pastor at Bethel. A special thanksgiving service was held on Monday 2nd January 2017 to acknowledge the Lord's goodness to us as a congregation. A booklet has been produced to mark the occasion and can be obtained freely on application to the Bethel Pulpit Coordinator - see the Contact Us page.

15 February 2018 - The most recent Bethel Pulpit sermons have been uploaded to the web site, including an extra volume of 30 sermons available in e-book format, making a total of 13 volumes now available -  see the  Sermons and Addresses page.