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About Gilgal

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Gilgal Baptist Church

The church is situated in Porthcawl on the South Wales coast and this year celebrated 150 years of worshipping Jesus. 2022 also saw the completion of our first stage of redeveloping the church to be more suited to future worship and service to the community.

As well as modernising the appearance of the building we've made big changes to the inside creating a new cafe area and a more flexible sanctuary.

Gilgal is located close to the town centre, on Park Avenue and  comprises the main Church building – the sanctuary – and a separate hall alongside.



Our church family numbers approximately 150 people of all ages who meet in fellowship, reflecting a diverse section of Christian background, traditions and experiences. Our extended family, who may not always participate in worship services, but share in our community activities, is of course much greater.

There's More to Come!

Over the next two to three years there are more major changes planned at Gilgal - changes to ensure that all our buildings are fit for purpose, to serve our community better and to provide the type of flexible facilities that families will enjoy and benefit from. A plan to make our church a place of glory to God.

These plans include demolition of the old church hall and to rebuild it as a more 'fit-for-purpose building, so that it can be utilised for both church, youth and community activities, ensuring that we also meet all access requirements for the elderly and mobility challenged persons.

We also plan to utilise the church land better so as to create more parking spaces.


You can view how the church has changed and some of our community activities by viewingthe pictures in the gallery on the right-hand side of this page.



  • Stuart Townend
  • Candle-lit Carols
  • Lee Abbey
  • Easter Witness
  • Nativity
  • Elvis Weekend
  • Beach BBQ
  • Easter Breakfast
  • Tenby Trip
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