We meet on Sundays at 10:30 AM for Worship & Teaching. 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 09:45 AM in the School Room. Beginning with Coffee and Chat we come together for interactive study at 10.00 AM. 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, normally on the 3rd Friday (but this does sometimes vary) at 08:45 AM at a local venue. Please check the date with the weekly diary on this website. 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)!

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

Coffee Morning

10:30 AM: Coffee Morning
Join us for coffee and home made biscuits or cakes.

Held monthly on the last Saturday at 10.30am. This is a completely casual event where everybody is welcome.

History Notes

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.

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 in the associated Chapel at Stansbatch, just over the border in Herefordshire. The impact of the revival was described by Phillips using material supplied by the Baptist Minister, Rev. T. L. Davies.

The book is still in print. Please tap or click the cover image for details.

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.