Services

As a Christian Welsh language church, we extend to you a warm welcome . We are a group of people who worship together in Welsh in the name of Christ and we trust that you will feel a sense of belonging in our midst. As members we consider that caring, sympathising and living happily together in the name of Christ is our mission.

For some years Tabernacle, the Welsh Congregational Chapel and Bethania Presbyterian Chapel have combined under one leadership. Recently we have also joined with Bethel, Sketty, and Trinity Swansea under the ministry of the Reverend Jill-Hailey Harries. So at present there are four churches working together under one ministry.

These two chapels have a rich history and tradition as centres of worship in Morriston. We present here details of services and also contact numbers. In this website we shall be adding information about special occasions and changes in organisation from time to time.

We are very happy to be in the care of our new minister, who has been here since last summer. She administers communion on the second Sunday of the month in Tabernacle or Bethania and we join together to take a cup of tea after the service.

Every Sunday service is held at 10.30, and the services are held in the two centres ie. Tabernacle and Bethania as noted below. The sisterhood meets in Tabernacle at 2.15 on Wednesday afternoons every fortnight. (The dates of the sisterhood are flexible).

We note contacts and details of services below:

Minister: The Rev. Jill-Hailey Harries. E-Mail: jill.harries@btinternet.com

Secretary of Tabernacle: Mr. David Gwyn John. phone; 01792 773507. E-Mail: dgjohn@hotmail.co.uk

Secretary of Bethania: Mr. Huw Owen Phillips. Phone:01792 812748

The address of Tabernacle Chapel: Woodfield Street, Morriston,SA6 8BR.

Services in 1917

August 6 Mr. William Tiplady Bethania
August 13 Service Tabernacle, Cwmrhydyceirw
August 20 Service in Seion Newydd
August 27 Mr. Huw Penallt Jones
September 3 Rev. Derwyn Morris-Jones
September 10 Rev. Jill-Hailey Harries Communnion
September 17 Rev. Hywel Wyn Richards
September 24 Association Sunday
October 1 Thanksgiving / Mr. Huw Penallt Jones
October 8 Rev. Jill-Hailey Harries Communnion
Bethania
October 15 Mr. Huw Penallt Jones
October 22 Dr. Christian Williams
October 29 Rev. John Walters
November 5 Dr. Dai Lloyd
November 12 Rev. Jill-Hailey Harries Communnion
November 19 Rev. Meirion Morris
November 26 Rev. Derwyn Morris-Jones
December 3 Children / Sisterhood Service
December 10 Rev.Jill-Hailey Harries Communnion
December 17 Carols & Readings Bethania
December 24 Children / Sisterhood Service
December 25 Members' Service
December 31 Rev. Derwyn Morris-Jones Bethania

News (Spring and summer 2017)

Recently we have started a 'Knit, sew and pray' circle in Tabernacle which meets every month. We are knitting muffs which will go to the Awel y Môr Care home in Gorseinon and we are also knitting caps and vests under the 'Knit for peace 'scheme. Some members are also sewing dresses ('Dress a girl around the world') Our minister the Rev. Jill-Hayley Harries leads us in prayer for individuals whom we wish to remember. This has proved to be a worthwhile plan and has provided a basis for us to get to know each other in the name of the Christian faith.

On Sunday 30th of July members of Tabernacle and Bethania went on a pilgrimage to the home of William Wiliams, Pantycelyn, the Welsh hymn-writer who was born 300 years ago. We attended a service in Gellimanwydd Chapel on the way to Pantycelyn where the Reverend Ryan Thomas led the service. We also visited the church in Llanfair ar y bryn where William Williams is buried.We were welcomed into Pantycelyn farmhouse by the descendants of Williams. This was an enriching experience,and we are grateful to Mr. David Gwyn John for organising the visits.