Thursday 13th October 2016

Click here for the copy of the Service Sheet for the occasion


The Reverend Alwyn Evans BA
 was welcomed and took up his Ministry for Smyrna Chapel 
during a splendid service of Recognition 
Thursday 13th October 2016 

Reverend Alwyn Evans was born in Blaenllechau, Ferndale in the Rhondda valley.  He began his theological training at the Baptist College in Richmond Road, Cardiff which was a very useful and happy part of his life.  In the 1970s he completed an arts degree with the Open University and after years away from disciplined study, he found this a refreshing and challenging period.

The Reverend Alwyn has served in a number of churches over his Ministerial career, begining at Maesteg in the Llynfi Valley.  He moved from there to Greenfield in Llanelli, thence the Gower Coast and on to Dewi Sant in Toronto, Canada, finally serving the community at Aberystwyth.  During retirement he has enjoyed a number of part-time pastorates at Maesteg and Loveston in Pembrokeshire.  He now comes to us at Smyrna, Penyfai and is happy to minister to us at this delightful old chapel. 

Although a Baptist since birth he has enjoyed sharing his work on Methodist's Circuits which have been equally worthwhile and inspiring for him.

Finally he is proud to declare his support for Swansea City AFC and is really pleased to see Premiership football in the Principality! 
We at Smyrna now look forward to many years of happy association with the Reverend Alwyn Evans here at Penyfai.
Officiating Ministers:

Rev'd D. Euros Miles 
(Superintendent of the West Glamorgan Baptist Association)

Rev'd H. Vincent Watkins 
(Secretary of the West Glamorgan Baptist Association)

Rev'd David Jones B.D. (Hons) Wales 
(Greenfield Baptist Church, Llanelli.)

Rev'd R. Clive Jones 
(Salem Baptist Church, Barry)

Rev'd Alistair E.J. Swinford 
(Former Minister of Smyrna)

Rev’d Jason M.E. Askew, 
(Minister of The Wesley Church Centre, Tondu)

Fr. Anthony Beer, 
(Laleston & Merthyr Mawr with Pen-y-fai.)



Peter J. David Hon. F.N.C.M.
(Secretary & Organist of Smyrna Chapel)

Rev'd Alwyn Evans and the Deacons of Smyrna
Sunday 16th October 2016

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