Bethesda / Overview


25 Nov 2021
It is expected that a prayer meeting for Bethesda will take place on Monday 29th November at 7pm the Lord willing. This will be conducted by Mr Michael Ridout and we trust it will be a time of the Lord's felt presence as we seek to continue to pray for His blessing on the residents and staff at Bethesda. This can be joined on line via the 'Morning worship livestream' page, or
8 Oct 2021
We would take this opportunity to update supporters of on various matters that the Bethesda trustees together with the General Manager, in the fear of the Lord, are addressing currently including the situation at the Studley Bethesda Home, staffing matters, the independent living accommodation development at Swavesey and progress on the move to a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. 
6 Oct 2021
With challenges surrounding staffing levels, the low level of occupancy, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, some issues resulting from a recent CQC inspection and the Home Manager informing them of their intention to step down from their role at the end of October 2021; the trustees unanimously decided to close the Home from 29 October 2021. This sad decision was not taken lightly but after much prayer it was felt to be, in the Lord’s purposes, the right way. Hymn 1113 Gadsby’s.

Welcome to the Gospel Standard Bethesda Fund

We provide personal care and accommodation to people aged 65+ who are members of Gospel Standard Strict and Particular Baptist Churches, or who regularly attend Gospel Standard Strict Baptist chapels.

We can provide a service to people with a wide range of personal care needs, including those living with dementia and those with nursing needs who can be treated in our Homes by community/district nurses. The types of service we offer are; permanent residency, short stays for holidays or respite, and day care. In every case a detailed care plan is prepared with the resident to ensure that a personalised service suitable to their needs is provided. This is then regularly reviewed to ensure that changing requirements are met.  

An important aspect of the life of our Homes is the need to provide a spiritual as well as homelike atmosphere for like-minded people. In line with this ethos there are morning and evening Bible readings and prayer taken by male members of local Gospel Standard Chapels, or when able, male residents.  

Transport to services at local Gospel Standard Strict Baptist Chapels is provided, or for those unable to attend due to infirmity services can be listened to via the relay into the Home. Prayer meetings and hymn singing evenings are held on a regular basis in each of the Homes.   

The two Bethesda Homes are rooted in the communities from which the people using our services come from. This means that people coming into our Homes will often be living among lifelong friends and, in many cases, relatives as well. The management and staff of the Homes (many of whom are also from the same background) are supported by volunteers drawn from local Gospel Standard Strict Baptist chapels. This means that those living in the Homes can stay in contact with the people they knew before moving in.

Registered Office:
Gospel Standard Bethesda Fund
Registered Charity 209376
12(b) Roundwood Lane


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