Wrexham Church Plant
A new church plant has opened in a repurposed 1904 Presbyterian chapel in North Wales.
AOG supported the renovations to the chapel leading up to the launch of the new church on Sunday.
David Rowlands who is leading the Wrexham church plant said: “It was excellent, with sixty plus people, a mixture from the local area and from Towyn.
“The local people thought it was fantastic and some of them committed to coming along, and saying that they’ll be back next Sunday.”
Dave Rowlands is on staff at North Coast church in Towyn, where the Wrexham church is being planted out from. A core team will make the 50 minute journey after church at North Coast to be at the 4.30pm weekly services in Wrexham.
There was a thriving AOG church in the chapel in the 60s and 70s, but it had dwindled and was closed in December 2013.
In preparation for the launch Dave Rowlands met with local ministers, councilors, and community leaders as well as leafleting and setting up a website.
He said: “Local people met with me and said that they didn’t want the church to shut down. “
The service on Sunday included worship, a testimony, greetings from Ian Williams and Alan Hewitt, a history of the building and a sermon.
Let’s pray for the church in Wrexham as they continue to meet every Sunday.