Minister:

Rev Bob Thomas.

Safeguarding Officer:

Rev Bob Thomas - click here for contact details.

Sunday Service Time:

10.30am

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Caersws Church:

Station Road,
Caersws,
Powys,
SY17 5EQ.

Grid Ref.
SO 030918

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The Methodist cause in Caersws dates back to 1799, when the congregation gathered at premises close to the entrance to the recreation ground near the river.

This site become prone to flooding, so in 1874 a new Chapel was built on its present site in Station Road. It was established as an English Church attached to the Newtown Circuit, with a Minister resident in the village. The English cause then became defunct, but with the onset of the religious revival of 1904 it was re-opened in l912.

This was a Welsh-preaching Church attached to the Llanidloes Circuit.

From this time it has continued to hold servicers regularly, though now again in the English language. In 1950 it hosted the South Wales District Synod, the delegates being billeted out with the families of the congregation of Caersws and neighbouring churches.

Centenary celebrations were held in 1974. The present congregation has among its members, descendants of those families who were responsible for the reopening, way back in 1912.

We have a committed membership who take a pride in their church and play their part in the Welshpool and Bro Hafren Circuit events. They also cooperate with the other places of worship in Caersws under the auspices of Cytun ("Churches Together"). With Cytun, every effort is made to reach out to the village. A tradition has been established of holding a Village Carol Service in the Village Hall at Christmastime. Cytun also joins in village celebration events. The different Churches of Cytun worship together on the first Sunday of every month, the venues normally in alphabetical order. However, for such main events as Education Sunday, Women's World Day of Prayer, Remembrance Sunday, etc. the different churches become the current year's host, again alphabetically.  Our Methodist Church takes part in all these joint efforts.

There is a Thursday Fellowship on the first and third Thursday, held in the vestry, where in depth discussions look at differing elements of the bible. We reach out to the wider populace of the village. We are presently looking at widening the use of our site to help with the financing of Methodism in Caersws.

Michael Jones                                                    July 2019

Regular Activities:

Fellowship Group (open to all) meet on 1st & 3rd Thursday of month @ Chapel (please note change of venue) at 2.30pm.