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This is the grand Baptist Church where I preached on Sunday. Drenewydd has many fine churches of every denomination. The Baptist church is modelled on the great Westminster Chapel in London, having endless rooms on many floors, the lower ones being dried out at present from recent flooding. The meeting place is enormous with a fine organ. Singing in this building, built for sound, is a dream come true. Sadly the numbers in the congregations have dropped since the time of the Welsh Revival but we are not without hope.
In a few weeks time I will be taking the service in another wonderful building - The United Reformed Church.
These old photos show the riches and the poverty wthin the town ...but it was the home of a great social reformer who tried to change things. Many great things have happened because of Newtown.