Songs Of Praise – 4th June 2017

As part of the 375 year anniversary celebrations for Mynyddbach Chapel a Songs Of Praise is being held at the Mynyddbach Chapel on Sunday 4th June at 6.00pm.

We at Mynyddbach are very involved with trying to keep the Welsh Chapel culture alive. For this reason the hymns will all be English translations of the Welsh word to traditional Welsh hymn tunes.

Alun Tregelles Williams will be the conductor and Gareth Sims will be the Organist.

Entry is FREE but a collection will be taken.

For more information email calonlancentre@gmail.com or call 01792 702705 / 01792 371441

Directions to the Calon Lan Centre can be found here – http://calonlancentre.info/contact-or-room-hirehome

375th Celebrations begin!

There will be a service at Mynyddbach Chapel on Thursday 14th April at 7.00pm with Reverend Derwyn Morris Jones to start our 375th anniversary celebrations.

Did you know that the non-conformist cause started at Cilfwnwr Farm in 1641 to 1745, then at Tirdwncyn Farm until 1762, then at Mynyddbach’s first chapel until 1866, when John Humphrey built the second chapel, and the present chapel.

Please come and join us!

 

Our talented painter!

Huge thank you to the talented Luke Ryan for his excellent work at Mynyddbach! He has contributed so much to the restoration project. His ‘precision painting’ and attention to detail is a work of art! Everyone who visits the chapel is more than complimentary and are singing his praises! Find out more about Luke and his business by visiting his Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/50shadespainting/

If you take a look at our Flickr page you can see how he has transformed the chapel ceiling at Mynyddbach.

Mynyddbach Chapel and the Calon Lân Centre 1640 – 2015

From September 2015 , we will be celebrating 375 years of nonconformity at Mynyddbach.  Mynyddbach is the Mother chapel to over 60 sister chapels in the Swansea and surrounding areas.  To celebrate this we have been busy renovating the chapel and grounds and on Friday 9th October at 7pm we will be holding a concert with the Pontarddulais Male Voice Choir and special guests.  Tickets are £10 on the door. The Concert on Friday will be the first time the reordered and renovated chapel will be used; the renovations have created a very versatile space for concerts, Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms and many other activities.  This concert will be held under the banner of the Calon Lân Centre which is a registered charity set up to give communities a sense of belonging and cultural identity using the history of the local area and the story of Calon Lân to bring people together.  The Trustees of the Centre have also been busy making the new section of the Cemetery available for new burials and working with CARING FOR GODS ACRE – a national charity set up to help chapels look after their grounds we have made available over 300 new burial plots in the newest section of the cemetery.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Social Media

We have a new Flickr site and Twitter account which are both linked to our website. Please take a look!

The photographs are courtesy of Ivor Williams who has taken some fantastic shots over the last few years of the ongoing work being done at Mynyddbach.  You can see how the building is being transformed.  There are lots more photographs to add, so keep watching.

We have also just launched our Twitter account but are a bit short on followers at the moment.  If you want to keep up with news on the go then please follow us!

 

Rugby World Cup and Calon Lân

We would like to send our congratulations to Wales on their win last night -amazing!  Wales rubgy fans have a repertoire of songs sung regularly at rugby events and you can bet that Calon Lân was being sung not just in Wales but in Twickenham yesterday.  What would Daniel James have made of that we wonder.

You can sing Calon Lân with us on Friday 9 October when we welcome Pontardulais Male Choir for an evening concert.  They are an internationally renowned choir and you can be sure that Calon Lân will feature on the programme.  Please come along and join us for a musical evening!

Date for your diary!

Friday 9 October is a date for your diary when Mynyddbach will welcome Pontarddulais Male Choir for an evening concert.  This promises to be a fantastic evening with this internationally renowned choir entertaining us.

You will also have the opportunity to view the renovations that have been going on at Mynyddbach and you will receive a warm welcome from us!