Built in 1905, the Dutch Reformed Church of Nieu Bethesda is the grandest edifice in the village, with its long gothic spire soaring towsards the dazzling blue sky. A decline in the town resulted in a dwindling of the numbers of the congregation. The church has not had a permanent minister since 1961. A Sunday service is performed by a minister from Graaff-Reinet.
There is some fine wooden carving on the old church pews and the original chandeliers are quite unique. The antiquated carbide gas generator for the gas lighting is no longer operational, but once a year, early in December, an evening Christmas service is held with conventional gas used to light the lamps.
The church has been recently renovated and is now available for weddings, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, etc. The church can be viewed by arrangement.