Bridge Chapel was founded in 1982 as a Church plant from in the heart of Garston Village from Belvidere Road Church L8 . Originally known as ‘Garston Bridge Chapel’ (due to being located right next the Garston Bridge) a small team of 10 people followed Gods will to bring his message to Garston Village. Over the past 4 decades, by the Gods Grace, we have grown in size and congregation now boasting a community centre offering varying activities for the community through the week, as well as 2 regular Sunday services at 10:30am and 6:30pm and a cafe open Monday to Friday named after one our founding members.
So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28
A small team of 10 people plant a church in the Heart of Garston Village to bring Gods message to the people of Garston and so Garston Bridge Chapel was born.
During the 90’s we started serving the community by starting youth clubs, an activity for adults with learning disabilities as well as our regular church services. We quickly outgrew the small building that could only hold 100 people so we started to rent New Hays Lower school on Heath Road for our regular weekly activities. No longer meeting in Garston Village we dropped the ‘Garston’ from ‘Garston Bridge Chapel’ and began our new life as ‘Bridge Chapel’
After meeting in New Hays for over 10 years the Lower School was to close and merge with its ‘Upper’ School located on another site so the offer to buy the building became available. After prayer and support from friends and our congregation we raised the money to buy the New Hays Lower School and the beginning of Bridge Chapel Centre was born.
During the 2010’s we managed to renovate the building and launch a community centre that offered regular weekly activities for the community, office space for local businesses, meeting rooms for conferences as well as run a pre-school for children aged 2 – 5. Esthers Cafe was created to offer the community and the people who regularly use the centre a change to grab a coffee, meet friends for lunch as well as a space to just relax and catch up with old friends.
2020 is a big year for Bridge Chapel. We don’t know what God has in store for us but where ever he’s willing to lead us we’re willing to follow.