Welcome to our Church

This church has stood here for over 100 years.  It was erected so that God can be worshipped at the heart of the community and to show that God is important in the life of this community.  Our Church has continued to minister to English residents and to visitors over the whole of the 20th century and now into the 21st.

At a meeting in 2000, the members and friends of the church formulated and agreed the following Objectives:

to provide, within the Presbyterian Church of Wales, for worship and celebration, ministry and fellowship for Christians, and for witness to the Christian gospel as revealed in the Scriptures, to Aberdovey residents and visitors.  As appropriate, some activities would be in cooperation with other Christians in Aberdovey.
to maintain the chapel building and to provide appropriate facilities in a way that honours the Lord whom we serve.
to support, as appropriate, the work of Christian care and outreach throughout the world.
We meet here regularly for worship.  We invite you to join us on Sundays.  No church building is anything in itself.  It needs you to worship in it.



BUILDING PROJECT

We are carrying out some fundamental structural work to our chapel building to address a significant and long-lasting damp problem.  This gives us the opportunity to improve the building's facilities for the benefit of members and visitors, including:
Replace the old toilet (thought to be original from the 1880's in a lean-to, off the kitchen) with a modern facility accessed from the chapel itself.  This will be accessible for the elderly and disabled as far as is possible within building constraints, and the work will also allow us to modernise the kitchen facilities.
Make the upstairs vestry / schoolroom accessible: the original narrow slate steps are very difficult to negotiate and the room is therefore effectively useless at present.  It is intended to use the room for meetings, administration and pastoral work.
We have consulted architects and drawn up plans which now have Building Regulations Approval and tenders are being invited.

Our project to refurbish the English Chapel is "work in progress", as Gerry Moore and his merry men set to work on the toilet, the kitchen, the staircase, the damp course work and the restoration of the upper room.  The church organ has been dismantled and taken away by an organ builder from Burton on Trent and he will restore and rebuild it in a church in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.