The Bethesda Evetide Homes were founded by Bethesda Baptist Church in 1965 to provide sheltered accomodations for retired Christian people on a self-catering basis.
In 1983 the Homes were extended to provide 4 additional self-catering rooms and a flat for a warden. A part time warden was appointed. Later one of the rooms was coverted into a dining room and midday meals were provided for residents and visitors.
In 1990 the Committee felt led to raise the level of care provided by the Homes and the building was redeveloped and extended to provide for up to 22 residents receiving residential care. Residents homes and communal areas were upgraded at the same time. A full time Manager and full complement of care and support staff were appointed.
In 2010 work was completed on an exciting new development project which included the addition of 6 new resident homes. The lounge and dining room were extended and refurbished and an additional smaller lounge added. the homes services were also extended to be able to provide care for residents living with the early stages of dementia.

Bethesda Eventide Homes

Bethesda Eventide Homes provide residential care for up to 27 residents, including those living with dementia. The Homes are set in a picturesque residential area, close to the beautiful Christchurch Park and only a short distance from Ipswich town centre.The recently refurbished home boasts comfortable lounge and dining areas, spacious living and resting areas where residents meet together for meals and to socialise with each other, and a dedicated quiet lounge, which can be used at times when more privacy is required or for family gatherings.
The friendly professional care team support residents in a person-centred approach which promotes independence, choice, dignity and respect at all times. Here at Bethesda Eventide Homes, we like to think of our surroundings as a “home-from-home” for our residents. When joining us, we encourage residents to personalise their space with their own furniture, keepsakes and personal belongings in order to promote a comfortable, safe and homely environment that encourages personal independence.All homes are well equipped with modern en-suite bathroom facilities, comfortable sleeping and living areas and are fitted with TV and telephone points, as well as our personal call system. We also offer WiFi internet access and SKY TV is also available on request.

Bethesda Eventide Homes carehome in Ipswich is a registered charity (1051043)

    Review from Julie M
    Review from Julie M

    Daughter of Resident

    The team at Bethesda Eventide are friendly and caring and has a good relationship with my father, who has been a resident for more than 5-years. They have got to know his ways and routine, and it is lovely to see the interaction they enjoy. His home is of a good size, comfortable and warm, and he spends most of his time in there, although there is a range of activities he could join in with. The food is varied, and Dad always enjoys it. It is reassuring for us that Dad is well cared for and happy.

      Jill B
      Jill B

      Daughter-in-law of Resident

      Living in Australia, we can relax knowing that our family member is being well cared for in Bethesda care facilities. The staff can’t be recommended highly enough for their professional service mixed with a pleasant manner. Bravo to all.

      Bethesda Eventide Homes has a Review Score of 9.9 (9.924) out of 10 based on reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time Bethesda Eventide Homes has 13 reviews with an average ‘Overall Experience’ of 4.9 out of 5.

      Our Home is your home

      Room Information

      Single Rooms 25
      Shared Rooms 1
      Rooms with ensuite WC 26


      Gardens for residents
      Minibus or other transport
      Near Public Transport
      Own Furniture if required
      Phone Point in own room/Mobile
      Residents Internet Access
      Smoking not permitted
      Television point in own room
      Wheelchair access

      What Service We Offer


      Our professional care team is on hand 24 hrs a day.

      SPICK & SPAN

      Our dedicated domestic team ensure that areas are clean & comfortable for our residents.


      Experience our menu of home-cooked meals, freshly prepared on site.


      Our in-house laundry service ensures clothing is collected, cleaned and returned.


      Our Bethesda volunteers visit the homes often to support our residents.


      Regular devotional sessions throughout the week enable residents to celebrate their Christian faith.

      Our Team

      Meet our key staff members

      Tom Horrex

      Tom Horrex


      Claire Cates

      Claire Cates

      Deputy Home Manager

      Karen Bannister

      Karen Bannister

      Business Manager

      Yvonne Waters

      Yvonne Waters

      Activities Co-ordinator

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