London Road Presbyterian Church, Neath, is a Bible-believing Church, located on a main road, and quite near to the well known and beautiful Victoria Gardens.
The origin of this Church dates back to 1880, but worship in the present building began in 1904, after the new Church building was erected. It is not without significance that worship in the new building commenced in 1904, the year of the Religious Revival in Wales; many in that congregation having felt the effects of that Spiritual Revival in their own lives.
The Church membership, though not very large, meets weekly for prayer. In Summer on Tuesdays at 7pm and in Winter at 11am (guided by the one hour clock changes). On Wednesdays at 6pm a Youth Club for children and young teens is held and a Church Fellowship on Thursdays at 6.45pm, when a rotation of Bible Studies, Mission Societies, and other Bible-based ventures are arranged. A cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit afterwards, gives an opportunity for discussion and Christian fellowship.
From time to time we have visitors joining us at the services on the Lord’s Day. The regular congregation, though not large, is very welcoming, especially if visitors are alone or visiting for the first time. They are also invited to attend the weekly activities, if they are free to do so. There are few visitors who do attend this Church who would be able to say about us after leaving: “I did not feel welcomed!”
The Church also possesses an impressive pipe organ; a donation from the family of one of the previous ministers, and installed in his memory in 1910. It was built by the firm Norman & Beard, and is listed in the British Institute of Organs Register, as being among the top 500 Historic Pipe Organs in the whole of the country. It has been played at notable Organ Recitals by internationally-acclaimed organists. Being located high above and behind the elevated pulpit, it still continues, after a period of over a century, to add resonance to the singing of God’s praises when the congregation meets for worship, and to hear the Scriptures opened for our spiritual instruction.
Whether you are a Christian looking for a Church committed to preaching God’s Word, or someone just looking for answers, we believe you will be coming to the right place. It is a place to learn what God has to say from His Word concerning Himself, ourselves, and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
We do trust you will accept our invitation to visit us if ever you are in this area. You will be given a warm and friendly welcome.