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 2.45 p.m.

Thursdays: 7.30 p.m. (Live streamed Pastoral address via website).

On the week of the first Thursday in a month:

Monday: 7.30 p.m. (Prayer Meeting via Zoom)

During the week before Easter, the only week-evening service will be on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Order of Service on Sundays:


Bible Reading




Sermon (about 40-45 minutes)


Closing Prayer

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

More details of services during the year 2020 are available here.

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

(Colossians 1. 18)

NOTICES, God willing

5 August 2020 - The most recent Bethel Pulpit sermons (up to number 420) and prayer meeting addresses (up to number 109) have been uploaded to the web site.  All the sermons are now available for downloading to e-Readers, tablets or mobile phones in e-Book format, either for Amazon Kindle or in EPUB format for most other devices. See the Sermons and Addresses page.

As some of the restrictions imposed by Her Majesty’s government due to the Covid-19 virus have been lifted, Lord’s Day services were resumed on 12 July.  As the full congregation is not able to fit in the chapel under the social distancing regulations, there needs to be some limitations, and details will be emailed to our regular congregation. Will friends please note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, regrettably visitors can only be admitted into the chapel with prior agreement and in accordance with the Risk Assessment and issued guidance.  Please use the Contact Us link to make a prior arrangement. All services will still be streamed live on the Internet.  Please see the Sermons and Addresses page for the live streaming link.  For the foreseeable future the Thursday evening service will only be broadcast over the Internet. God willing, prayer meetings will be held on the Monday before the first Thursday in a month and will be by Zoom, and details will be emailed to our regular congregation.  Please contact the deacons (use the contact form here if you wish) if you do not receive the details for joining.