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Who We Are

We are a church located in Hanley, Stoke on Trent.

The roots of Bethel Hanley go back nearly 200 years, to the establishment on the corner of Hope Sreet and New Hall Street of Hope Congregational Church. Hope Congregational Church declined in the 20th century, and in the 1930s the Bethel Evangelistic Association established a congregation in Hanley, which initially rented and then bought the former Hope Chapel. The old Hope Chapel was replaced by the present church building in 1977, owing to damage caused during the building of the supermarket next door. We are constitutionally Congregational, Doctrinally Calvinistic, practicing Believer’s Baptism. At Bethel we lay great emphasis on the teaching of the Bible, which is at the centre of our meetings for worship.

We have four Elders, including the Pastor, and two Deacons.

  • We preach from the NKJV Bible.

  • 1,935 sermons online

Gervase Charmley

Gervase N. Charmley was born in Norwich in 1980 and converted to Christ during his first term at Chester University, England in 1998. He was baptized in 2000 and began preaching in 2002. He trained at the London Theological Seminary in 2004-6. He emphasizes the doctrines of the Bible, and especially the penal substitution of Christ on the Cross at Calvary. He was an itinerant preacher from 2006-2009, when he served six months as Assistant pastor at Tabor Baptist Church, Llantrisan, South Wales. In September 2009 he was called to minister at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, and was called as the pastor of Bethel in the Spring of 2010.

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Bethel Evangelical Free Church
New Hall Street
Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Service Times

Sunday: 10.30 AM and 6.30 PM
Monday: Ladies' Meeting 2.15 PM
Wednesday: 7.30 PM