Bethel Methodist Church
Bethel Methodist Church dates back to 1843. It was built to replace an earlier chapel, which was destroyed by an earthquake that same year. An earthquake that was felt as far as New York.
Clock from London
In 1896 a tower was built near the church. Above the door you see a stone, in which 'JJvP' is engraved. This refers to John James van Putten: one of the most prominent members of the Methodist community in 1896. The large bell in the tower dates from 1894 and was cast in London.
Methodism was introduced to St. Eustatius by a slave named 'Black Harry'. Although they were severely persecuted, his band of followers continued to grow until Methodism was the most adherent faith on the island.
Location: Black Harry Lane, Oranjestad
Details: Beautiful stained glass window with the Good Shepherd.
Get married in an attractive location
The Bethel Methodical Church is one of the many atmospheric options for getting married on this island. Here you can make your wedding day the most beautiful day of your life? A wedding in a unique setting, with that relaxed Caribbean atmosphere and guaranteed beautiful photos? That will be a day to cherish forever. Would you like to know more about the conditions for getting married on St. Eustatius? Please contact the Census Office:
Kenip Road, Princess Garden,
Phone: +59 93 18 24 97
E-mail: [email protected]