Penuel Baptist Church

A large bilingual Welsh Baptist church built in the early 19th century.

Rhymney, Glamorgan

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Visits may be arranged with the agreement of the deacons, please get in touch with us.


Cambrian Street
NP22 5ER

Penuel is a bilingual Welsh Baptist church built in 1837 for the growing iron making community in Rhymney South Wales.

It is of great historical and cultural interest for the non conformist movement and the Welsh speaking residents of Rhymney. It has a capacity of 1200 .The original pews remain and the large baptismal pool is concealed beneath the pulpit platform.

Penuel members believed in full immersion for baptism and were known as 'Dippers' and were opposed by the 'Sprinklers'.

The entrance to the building is behind the pulpit and the seating is arranged in a semi circle. Welsh services are held on a regular basis for the community.

Revd John Jones (Mathetes) was minister 1862-1877 and he was the author of a Welsh bible dictionary.

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  • Captivating architecture

  • On street parking at church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bilingual services every Sunday 6pm.

  • St David's day celebrations and community events like concerts and coffee mornings.

  • Baptist Church

  • Foundation Grant, £1,640, 2020

  • Our Foundation Grants fund urgent maintenance work and small repairs to help keep churches open.

  • Project Development Grant, £2,400, 2017

  • Our Project Development Grants funded churches developing building projects to help keep churches open.

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