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About Us


Bethesda & Cefn Wood is one church that worships at two locations in Rogerstone, South Wales. 

Sunday services are held at both locations and activities are held at both sites throughout the week​

Bethesda was founded in 1742 and has maintained a faithful witness to the Gospel through the years in the heart of Rogerstone, South Wales

We hope you will find lots of information on this site, but we would love to hear from you if you have any questions, or would like to find out more.

Meet the team

The church is served by Pastor Mark Thomas and Children and Youth Worker Helen Jones. A leadership team elected by the members of the church oversees the day-to-day running of the church.

what we believe

Our faith at Bethesda and Cefn Wood Baptist church is based on the following

foundational principles or truths:

We believe in the one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the

Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe God created us and loves us and that God is sovereign in creation,

revelation, redemption and final judgement.

We believe that since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that

everyone is subject to God's anger and condemnation.

We believe that what God has said in His word is His bond. We count on his written

word as much as we can count on who he is.

We therefore believe that the Bible, as originally given, is the inspired and infallible
Word of God. It is the supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour. It

takes precedence over what anyone thinks or says.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, God's incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born
of a virgin; his humanity is real and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised from

death and is now reigning over heaven and earth.

We believe that sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power
of sin only through the sacrificial death once and for all time of Jesus Christ, the only

mediator between them and God.

We believe that those who believe in Christ are forgiven all their sins and accepted in
God's sight only because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them; this is
referred to as justification and is God's act of undeserved mercy, received solely by

trust in him and not by a person’s own efforts.

We believe that the Holy Spirit lives in all those who have accepted Jesus Christ as
their Saviour and Lord. The Holy Spirit makes them increasingly Christlike in
character and behaviour and gives them power for their witness in the world.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone and to

receive his followers to eternal glory.

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