From one plant, to a field of oaks.
When our church started over thirty years ago, we had no idea what God wanted to do beyond the initial task that He'd given us. Little did we know that we would end up with three new churches growing out of the work that was initially planted in the Swansea Valley. Each of these churches started as a small house group and grew into its own congregation. Each one has it's own unique character, and we are looking forward to seeing what God does next!
Sundays from 10:30am
Ysgol y Cribarth
Cribarth Community Church
Cribarth Community Church grew out of a house group that used to meet in the village of Ynyswen. As God moved and the group grew, they started to look for a new venue to meet in. Having tried a few different locations, Ysgol y Cribarth opened up to them.
Cribarth Community Church meet every Sunday and they are blessed with a great teaching ministry, with many of the members regularly bringing different words and messages. On the last Sunday of every month, there is also a Kids Church for those of primary school age. They also hold regular activities such as Family Fun Days, Easter Egg Hunts, Guest Speakers, Community Barbecues and more.
The church meet in the village of Abercraf, just outside the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons at the northern end of the the Swansea Valley.
Sundays from 10am
26 Dynevor Road
Hope Church grew out of a home group, and was officially planted and launched as a church after a tent mission on the Amman United playing fields in July 2011. Hope Church has a regular, growing attendance of around 50. They are a family (old, young and everything in between) whose lives have been turned around by having met with God and are devoted to a life lived together in pursuit of God. As a result, they meet together regularly to pray, worship and grow in the things of God.
Hope Church is led by Barny & Christie Harper, and they’re supported by a leadership team comprising Phil & Mef Wolsey, Hayley Myles, Dave & Karen Evans and Alan & Sian Harper.
If you’re in the Garnant area and want to find out more, not only about Hope Church, but also about Christianity, the teachings of The Bible and the experience of life lived out in relationship with God, why not get in touch or pop in and see them?
Sundays from 10:30am
River of Life Church
River of Life Church (previously Lighthouse Church) is a group of local people of all ages who meet together to discover the extraordinary love that God has for us, our friends and our community.
We aim to serve the communities of the Clydach, Pontardawe and the surrounding villages, and will be continuing to share the message of hope and new life which we have found in Jesus Christ.
Headed up by Richard and Jo Steadman, Chris and Sian Pavett and Matthew and Natasha Rees (with support from Oaklands Church, Ystradgynlais). Whether it’s your first time at one of our Sunday meetings, or whether you've never been to church before, it helps to know that you’ll be in a friendly, relaxed, and welcoming setting!