History

In the midst of the First World War, a new church met in the Public Hall, Clydach for the very first time. Called Trinity Forward Movement Chapel, its aim was simple: to bring the gospel to the English-speaking industrial workers who were flocking to Clydach to find work at The Mond nickelworks.

Their story is one deeply rooted in Wales’ industrial and social history. It’s a story of extraordinary faith, of setbacks and breakthroughs, of bold decisions, of pain and joy, of confident trust in God.

Trinity Forward Movement Chapel became Trinity Presbyterian Church of Wales, and is now Bethel Evangelical Church. Their testimony is that in every circumstance and in every situation, their God was with them. He never let them down, He never disappointed, He always remained faithful.