Trefeglwys area Community Council 

Places of Worship in Trefeglwys

St. Michael's Church



To arrange Baptisms, ​Weddings or for any other pastoral matters please contact the priest in charge, the Revd Lynda Cowan. Telephone 01686 413099.



Zoar Wesleyan Chapel



The first Wesleyan church to be built in the village of Trefeglwys was in 1808 but was re-erected and opened in 1872. The majority of members at that time were Welsh speaking, and it was a member of the Llanidloes Circuit in those days. 

‘Zoar” celebrated its centenary in 1972, when our minister was the Reverend Wallace Edwards, it was a great afternoon and evening, with a tea provided by the ladies. All who attended had a memorable time. 

There are very few members with us today that remember those pre-1972 years, when there were three services on a Sunday. We are now down to one when on alternate Sundays we join with Llawryglyn church. Uniting in this way has helped us to survive. 

In the year 2000 a new school (the first to be opened in Wales in the new millennium) and a magnificent Memorial Hall were opened in the village. It was a great event coinciding with community celebrations. 

Such a large complex has to be justified, so fifty new houses are to be built therefore we are going to see a growth in community numbers. Our hope must be that we see a growth in our church membership as a result of these proposals. 

Our mission as members must be first and foremost, to further the work of God in this community, and continuing to provide a place of worship. At present we are desperately in need of a few more members so that we can meet our financial commitments comfortably, dipping into reserves of cash is a recipe for disaster for any church. We continue to pray that Methodism in Trefeglwys will see a revival.

 Alun Bunford

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