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Sandfields Methodist Church

Western Avenue, Sandfields, Port Talbot SA12 7NF

About us.....

In the early 60’s a vast housing estate was being built in Sandfields and a large number of young families were moving in to live in the area. Port Talbot Methodist Circuit felt it was time to plant a church among new community.

 

In 1963, arrangements were made for the circuit stewards to go around the houses to explain that two classrooms at Traethmelyn Primary School would hold a service and Sunday school every Sunday morning at 10.30 am. The response was amazing. Despite the limitation of space in the school rooms, Sunday worship continued there for three years until the present building in Western Avenue was opened on October 14th 1966.

 

The church gradually grew over the years  and the new building has become a prominent part of the community. The local council, at one stage, asked the church if they would allow their residential artist to paint the church as part of their plan to brighten up the estate. The church was due to be painted, so the answer was yes. The result was a multi coloured church of Blue, Orange, Yellow and Red which was very striking but not to everyone’s likening. It remained like this for many years until when it was repainted in a sedate cream colour. Even now, the church is referred to by many people as the rainbow church in Sandfields.

 

We are a friendly and Caring Christian community, seeking to worship and serve the Lord in and around Sandfields. A warm welcome awaits you in our church if you wish to worship or join in any of the regular groups of the church.

 

We have an active Sunday School which forms part of the morning worship. The church hall and back room are available for community use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services/Events

Sunday Worship

Morning:10.30am   Evening 6.00pm

With monthly Holy Communion

Sunday School 10.30 am

Monday

Bible Study – Fortnightly 7.15pm

Tuesday

Parent Toddler Group1.30pm

Women’s league 7.00pm

Wednesday

Girls Brigade 6.30pm   

Thursday

Sequence Dancing 7.00pm

Saturday

Contact Group – 2nd and 4th weeks of the month

 

Contacts

Minister: Rev Chris Gray & Deacon Viv Gray   01639644404

 

Steward: Mrs Elsie Jones

01639 771007

 

Church Hall/Room Hire

Long/short term, occasional use of church hall and room can be  arranged.

 

Please contact:

Mr Terry Gage  07812724009