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OUR HISTORY

Born In Revival

The Well is a church with a rich history of God's faithfulness and provision. Our story began with the arrival of the Windrush generation to the United Kingdom. The first Bethel church was established by Bishop Sydney A Dunn at 2 Gibson Road Handsworth, Birmingham, in 1955. ITV News produced a special report on Bethel's origins as part of the "Windrush 75" celebrations (watch the report here).

 

During the 1960s and 1970s, there was a spiritual revival in Mitcham, South East London. Lives were transformed, the sick were healed, and the downcast lifted. Feeling the call to evangelise the Brixton area, one of the leaders at this revival left to establish a new ministry in 1978. In 1979 the congregation relocated from its birthplace in Cambridge House Hall to St Giles Church Hall, Camberwell. 

Sensing God's call to take the church into new territory, the name was changed in 2018 to 'The Well'. This was confirmed when the church relocated in 2020 from Camberwell to Crystal Palace.  The ministry continues today, offering healing, hope and help to the community. We are grateful for the foundations laid by those who have gone before us and are excited to see what God has in store for The Well in the future.

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