We recently held a special evening service on zoom to look at pioneer church planting work in Wales in the 1650s and the 2020s. Our annual Ilston service, named after the small Gower village where the first Baptist church in Wales was founded in the 1650s, is happening this year on zoom for the first time. With a mix of live sections and items recorded on site in Gower, the service is a valuable opportunity to learn more about our Baptist roots in Wales along with the work of planting churches today:
The Reverend Dr Densil Morgan presents the history of John Myles, who established the first Welsh Baptist cause at Ilston, and brings out some of the challenges he faced during that tumultuous period. The Reverend Dr Michael Collis shares something of the importance of celebrating our roots and the Reverend John Derek Rees also brings to bear his experience of planting a church in Swansea in our day.
The Union Presidents, the Reverend Steve Wallis, Newbridge on Wye and Miss Aldyth Williams, Morriston lead the devotion. A warm welcome to all to this national, bilingual service, originally held at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd November.