Minister: Rev Bob Thomas.

Safeguarding Officer: Helen Judge -

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Sunday Worship Time: 2.30pm

Weekly (alternate weeks it will be All Age Cell Groups).

Open for visitors on Wednesday and Thursday, 2.00 - 4.30pm  (April to September - see notice  on "Visitors" across this page).

 

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Pentre Llifior Church:
Pentre Llifior,
Berriew,
Welshpool,
Powys,
SY21 8QJ.

 

Grid Ref.
SO 147977

For a map of where the Church is, Click here

 

Pentre Llifior

 

 
 


We are on Cycle Route 81


Recent visitors to the Chapel!
ALL are welcome in this place.


"BE NOT FORGETFUL TO ENTERTAIN STRANGERS"

PENTRE LLIFIOR is a prime example of a late 18th Century Wesleyan Methodist wayside chapel which is noted for its delightful interior and association with many of John Wesley’s more renowned itinerant preachers.  Grade II listed, it was charmingly restored in 2012 and has been featured in many books, notably, J. T. Hughes’s “WALES Best One Hundred Churches” (Seren Books, 2006) and despite its location, Christopher Wakeling’s monumental “CHAPELS OF ENGLAND – Buildings of Protestant Nonconformity” (Historic England, 2017).

The chapel is also a registered Methodist Heritage Site and, of particular interest to visitors, are the display boards mounted on the walls.  These tell the stories of the early itinerants from 1770 as well as that of the founding minister and members along with details about the Methodist Missionary society, the abolition of slavery and the purchase of missionary ships to service the islands of the Pacific Ocean.  Also on show are numerous items of Wesleyana.

The members routinely provide talks and refreshments for visiting groups (up to 16 people) by prior arrangement and are happy to offer the premises as a retreat centre and resource for a wide variety of community groups wishing to use the chapel and/or its facilities – the Preacher’s Stable (opposite the chapel) includes a small meeting room, a kitchen and toilet with disabled fittings together with a shower and baby changing unit, plus parking for ten vehicles

Currently, we are open on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between April – September (2.00 – 4.00pm) for visitors and those wishing to drop by for a natter and a cup of tea in the Preacher’s Stable building.  Also popular are our “Bacon Buddies” get togethers on the 2nd Saturday of each month (10.30am – 12 noon).

Not wishing to stand still, we are working to establish a “Wesley Way” trail in Montgomeryshire along the Severn valley to highlight the many interesting places and delights of the local countryside and to attract more tourists to the area to the benefit of the local communities between Welshpool and Llanidloes.

A prime aim is for us to become a chapel which is at the heart of the local community from both a secular and a spiritual way.  In the words of an old song “you can’t have one without the other” so our focus has to be based on a working co-operation with our neighbours (including churches/chapels) which respects their needs and aspirations – a partnership which can transform lives.

Contacts:

Worship Leaders:  Alan & Anthea Bradburn      Tel: 01686 651079

Senior & Communion Steward:  Helen Judge    Tel: 01938 811964

Secretary:  Andrew Mathieson    Tel:  01938 555376

Treasurer:  Mandy Thomas    Email: mandy.thomassy16@gmail.com


August 2019

 


Forthcoming Activities in 2019:



Harvest Praise Service on Sunday 13th October 2019 at 2.30pm.


Traditional Candlelight Carol Service on Tuesday 17th December 2019 at  6.30pm.

Bacon Buddies - 2nd Saturday of each month, 10.30am – 12 noon Bacon Baps For 2018 dates see attachment below.

For details of the Tea Shop Stop see attachment below.

To view the Pentre Llifior leaflet please view the attachment below.

Visitors: We can  accommodate small group visits by prior arrangement and provide a light tea/refreshments if this is required. We are located on Cycle Route 81 and so cyclists are most welcome riders to avail themselves of our facilities and drinks when we are open.

If you have a small group that would like to visit our Heriage site and learn about its fascinating history you don't have to wait until next spring. Give Andrew a call on 01938 555376 or email tito@talktalk.net to discuss dates.

With advance notice we CAN and WILL accommodate you if at all possible. We can provide tea and biscuits, or cake, or sandwiches or all of them if you want. Parties of up to about fourteen is most comfortable but ring and speak to us whatever. We cater for a little as four so you don't need to be a big group at all.

So come and see why we have beer barrel in the chapel (empty I'm afraid) and why it's significant to.

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