Penrallt News What's on at Penrallt Baptist Church, Bangor Magnus Forrester-Barker © 2009 Penrallt Baptist Church 2019-09-12T11:38:42+02:00 Monthly Prayer Meeting 2019-09-12T11:38:42+02:00

In addition to our regular weekly Saturday morning prayer meetings (8:30am in the Twrgwn Room every Saturday), we have a monthly mid-week evening prayer meeting for the whole congregation. All are warmly encouraged to attend. The meetings usually take place in the chapel, on different nights of the week to give people with other regular commitments a chance to attend. The meetings start at 7:30pm and last about an hour. On the week when the prayer meeting is on, our homegroups do not meet.

The date of the next monthly prayer meeting is Thursday 10th October and the following meeting is due to be on Tuesday 12th November.

Prayer and Panad 2019-09-10T13:09:02+02:00

Once a month, the men of Penrallt have a chance to meet together to pray for one another. The meeting usually takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am in the Twrgwyn Room. It lasts for about an hour. After we have prayed, we go across the road for a cup of coffee.

The next Prayer & Panad meeting will be on Wednesday 2nd October.

Care Home Services 2019-09-06T16:47:19+02:00

Once a month, a team from Penrallt visits Haulfre, a care home in Llangoed (near Beaumaris), to take a short service for the residents. The services are usually on the first Sunday afternoon of the month, starting 2:15pm. You are very welcome to join us. We are particularly in need of musicians and Welsh speakers.

We are taking a break in August and September. The next service is due to be on Sunday 6th October. Please contact the church office to confirm the date or or if you would like more information or would like to join the team.

Missions Group Prayer Meeting 2019-09-06T12:50:41+02:00

Penrallt's Missions Group will be holding our next quarterly prayer meeting in the autumn at the home of one of our members; the date is yet to be determined so please watch this space for updates. You are welcome to join us to hear news of our misionary partners and to pray for them. Please contact the church office if you would like more information.

Bible Unzipped 2019-06-18T14:19:33+02:00

Back after a 2 year break, Bible Unzipped is a free, monthly seminar that aims to unpack Scripture in greater depth than can be achieved in a Sunday sermon and to equip those leading in the church with some tools for studying and teaching from the Bible, teaching theology in an accessible way which both challenges and stretches us. It is led by several local ministers, including Peter Cousins, retired Minister of Penrallt.

The meetings usually happen on the third Saturday of the month at Rhos-on-Sea United Reformed Church, from 9:30am to 12pm. There are two sessions each morning, on different subjects, with a break for coffee and cookies between them. Bible Unzipped is currently taking a summer break. The next meeting will be at Prince's Drive Baptist Church, Colwyn Bay on Saturday 21st September, with guest speaker Rosa Hunt, Co-Principal of South Wales Baptist College.

You are welcome to contact the church office for further information.

Experiencing God 2019-03-19T15:44:41+01:00

Our Experiencing God course continues, with group sessions in the chapel on the fourth Tuesday evening of the month and the Thursday morning and evening of the same week. Evening sessions start at 7:30pm and morning ones at 10am. Homegroups do not normally meet on the week that the course sessions are taking place. By this stage it is too late to sign up for the current course if you have not already done so, but if you would like more information about it please contact the church office.

The dates of the remaining sessions are due to be:

  • Tuesday 26th / Thursday 28th March
  • Tuesday 23rd / Thursday 25th April
  • Tuesday 28th / Thursday 30th May
  • Tuesday 25th / Thursday 27th June
It is possible that the pattern, or individual dates, may change, so please check back here for dates of future sessions.

Cytûn AGM 2019-01-29T15:58:22+01:00

Bangor Cytûn (Bangor Churches Together) are holding their AGM on Wednesday 13th February from 7:30pm at Penrallt.

After a short business meeting in which reports will be heard and officers appointed, there will be a talk from Amy Burrows of Gobaith Môn and Tim Gough of Llandudno Youth For Christ on the subject of developing youth work in schools.

All are welcome.

Christmas Services 2018-12-11T13:50:17+01:00

Our Sunday School Nativity Service will be on Sunday 16th December at 10:30am. That evening, at 6pm, we will have a (mostly) traditional service of lessons and carols accompanied by organ, with several presentation items from a choir assembled especially for the occasion.

As usual, there will be a short family service on Christmas morning, starting at 10:30am. This year, the offering will be given to Digartref, who are celebrating 21 years of providing support and assistance to those affected by homelessness.

Please note that there will be no evening services on Sundays 23rd or 30th December.

Christmas Ceilidh 2018-11-09T15:00:57+01:00

Get your dancing shoes on, as we are having a ceilidh/twmpath/barn dance at Penrallt on Saturday 1st December to get us ready for Christmas!

Music will be provided by the band Haley's Ceilidhs, back by popular demand after their triumphant debut earlier this year. Entry will be £4 (or £2 for concessions), to include a panad and biscuits, and all proceeds will go to the charity Compassion UK. Doors open at 7pm; dancing to start at 7:30pm and go on until late.

Tearfund Big Quiz 2018-10-31T15:34:04+01:00

Penrallt will be taking part in the biggest multi-venue nationwide quiz ever. Tearfund's Big Quiz is on Saturday 17th November at 7pm. Come and join us for an epic evening of poverty-fighting fun. Entry fee is £5 per person (including a panad and cake) and all proceeds go to Tearfund. Teams of 4 to 6.

Café Church 2018-10-31T15:35:42+01:00

Want to try something different? Why not try Café Church? It's as simple as it sounds — a time when we meet together round tables, relaxing with friends and chatting about God and related issues. All are welcome. Our programme will vary from month to month, with live music, games, storytelling, video — you name it, we will try it!

Our café church events usually take place on Sunday evenings, starting at 6pm like our regular services, but in the rear hall and finishing later (normally between 7:30 and 8pm). The next one will be on Sunday 18th November. This will be a movie night and the film will probably be God's not dead.

Missions Group Prayer Meeting 2018-10-11T13:42:16+02:00

Penrallt's Missions Group will be holding our next quarterly prayer meeting on Monday 29th October at the home of one of our members. You are welcome to join us to hear news of our misionary partners and to pray for them. Please contact the church office if you would like more information.

Missions Group Prayer Meeting 2018-06-05T12:01:31+02:00

Penrallt's Missions Group will be holding our next quarterly prayer meeting on Monday 30th July at the home of one of our members. You are welcome to join us to hear news of our misionary partners and to pray for them. Please contact the church office if you would like more information.

Walk Through The New Testament 2018-02-14T15:23:55+01:00

On Saturday 3rd March between 10am and 4:30pm, we will be hosting a journey from Matthew to Revelation. This follows on from our recent Walk Through the Old Testament, although you do not need to have been to that event to benefit from this one. The day will be led by Paul Keeys. Tickets (including a workbook) can be ordered online for £14 from or purchased on the door for the same price; tickets at £10 each can be purchased in advance from the church office. Children aged 11-16 can attend for free if accompanied by an adult (but will need to buy a ticket in order to receive the workbook). The event is not suitable for younger children. Refreshements will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018-01-15T16:27:07+01:00

Bangor Cytûn will be holding a series of events as part of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January 2018. This year's material is entitled That All May Be Free and was prepared by churches in the Caribbean.

The following events are planned in Bangor:

Thursday 18th January
7:30pm — Opening Service at Emaus.
Friday 19th January
7:00pm — Plygain (traditional Welsh carol service) at Bangor Cathedral.
Monday 22nd January
7:30pm — Service at Berea Newydd.
Wednesday 24th January
10am–4pm — Day of Prayer for Refugees and Climate Change, at Bangor Arts Initiative Gallery (Deiniol Centre).
Friday 26th January
7:30pm — Service at Our Lady & St. James.
Christmas Services 2017-12-12T16:05:35+01:00

On Sunday 17th December, we will have our Sunday School Nativity Service at 10:30am. There will be an evening service as normal, at 6pm.

On Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve) there will be a family service at 10:30am. There will be no evening service.

As usual, there will be a short family service on Christmas morning, starting at 10:30am. This will include a time when children are invited to show a present that they have received. The offering will be split between Bangor And District Women's Aid and Refugee Relief Ynys Môn. There will be no evening service on Christmas Day.

On Sunday 31st December (New Year's Eve) there will be a family communion service at 10:30am but no evening service.

Community Carols by Candlelight 2017-11-21T13:03:00+01:00

Peace on Earth

With singing led by our music ensemble and participation of the community groups who share the Canolfan Penrallt Centre with us, we hope to make our Carol Service on Sunday December 10th at 6pm the highlight of Upper Bangor's Christmas. It is quite different from a standard carol service! Join us for a very special evening.

Experiencing God 2017-10-03T14:25:03+02:00

It has been necessary to postpone the start of our Experiencing God course, which was due to begin in October, until further notice. Watch this space for more information.