Worship

We meet on Sundays at 10:30 AM for Worship. Our Worship uses a mix of traditional hymns and modern worship songs. We have visiting preachers as well as teaching from our own Pastor. Our aim to facilitate worship for everyone, seeking the enabling of the Holy Spirit in all that we do. On the second Sunday of every month, a simple act of Communion is included in the Worship.

Bible Study

We meet on Wednesdays at 10:15 AM in the School Room. Beginning with Coffee and Chat we come together for interactive study at 10.30am. Studying a book of the Bible or specific topic we aim discover fresh insight into scripture and be able to apply it in our lives wherever we are along our Christian journey.

Ladies Fellowship

We meet on Mondays at 2 pm in the school room. Open to all Ladies, those attending the church and our friends and neighbours who don’t. We even sometimes invite men for special occasions! We start with a short period of informal worship and then a talk, or illustrated presentation on almost any subject. These have ranged from nature talks, foreign travel, local charities work, music, drama, craft demonstrations. Not to mention outings to places of interest. Of course we like cups of tea and a lot of chat aiming to enjoy as much as inform. Do try us you really will be welcomed
 
Men’s Breakfast

Held monthly on the 3rd Friday at 08:30 AM at a local venue. A meeting place for any and all men. There is no agenda, no worship, just a breakfast of your choice and chat. We put the world right every meeting and return to work and family refreshed. It’s a place to share practical tips that all men seem called on to know from house hold plumbing, and decorating to the best garage and pub — (eating out of course)!

Venue:
The Coffee House, 51 High Street
Please contact Peter 01544 388816 for more details

Coffee Morning

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10:30 AM: Coffee Morning

Join us for coffee served with fresh scones

and yummy cakes!

Held monthly on the last Saturday at 10.30am. A time of casual fellowship inviting visitors, neighbours and especially the town to join us. There are sometimes stalls selling cakes, seasonal gifts and cards. It is a great time to introduce yourself and learn more of activities around town.

CAP Job Club in Presteigne

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Unemployed and searching for work? If you would like advice on any aspect of getting a job including help with application forms, writing a CV, tips for interviews, or how to improve your computer skills. Then we are here to help. Tap or click the logo for more information about CAP.
For an appointment please contact
Please contact Peter on 01544 388816

History Notes

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Opening of the Presteigne Chapel Building
The present building was opened for use on Tuesday 18th March 1845. The building was designed to seat up to 300 people and 150 of those places (in those days called "sittings") were free! The opening is reported in the Hereford Journal edition of Wednesday 26th March 1845. The report itself is sandwiched between a list of persons charged with various offences (to be tried at the next assizes?) and details of inquests held earlier in the month!

We have a photo reproduction of the Hereford Journal report which is now available by clicking
here or on the image.

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The Welsh Revival of 1859 in Presteigne
The Welsh revival of 1859 was extensively researched and written about by Thomas Phillips in his account published in 1860. The revival had a considerable impact on Presteigne and this was described by Phillips using material supplied by the Baptist Minister Rev. T. L. Davies.

The book is still in print (click on the cover picture for more details) and you can read a small extract about Presteigne & Stansbatch
here.

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The History of the Stansbatch Chapel Building
By around 1857 the members of Presteigne Baptist Church who would otherwise have had a considerable distance to travel; began to meet in more convenient but unknown premises at Stansbatch. In 1864 a new Chapel building was opened and its 100th Anniversary celebrated in June 1963. We have a copy of the anniversary booklet in PDF with it's fascinating history which is now available by clicking here or on the image.

Informal fortnightly Sunday afternoon meetings continued until about 2014 when falling plaster meant that was no longer safe to do so. The chapel building now faces an uncertain future.