‘A place where we can serve and bless our community’
A Baptist church in Pembroke, west Wales has given a glimpse of its exciting building project in a new film
The film shows the progress Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is making with its modern, multipurpose building.
The building’s structure is in place, and its first floor is the next stage. It will have a curved, flowing roof and a very contemporary design, while the church bought the abandoned house next door and converted it into a manse.
A number of members appear on the film to explain how the building has come about, and their hopes for it.
Dave said, ‘As one of the older members of the fellowship here in Mount Pleasant, this project has really gripped me and given me great excitement. When we started this project around 13 years ago, we knew full well we didn’t have the money to build a new church. But God spoke to us, and the church had the vision of building new place to worship for the future.’
Hannah, from the children’s team, said, ‘We’re looking forward to having somewhere to be able to run around and express their love for God.’
Lynn, the church’s community co-ordinator, said, ‘The building to me is answer to prayer, part of dreams and visions we’ve had as a church, but individually it’s a place for the community, a place that we as a church can meet but we can go out and bring the community into.
‘The church is the people, and this building, which is going to be magnificent, is going to be used for the benefit of the community.’
Des, a deacon, explained the church is committed to creating opportunities for others to explore the Christian faith and develop ways of meeting local needs.
He added, ‘We are really looking forward to this building being a place where we can serve and bless our community.’
The project has been 15 years in the making, when the church decided there was a need to build a modern facility to provide spiritual and practical support to the community. Its attempts to improve the old chapel were severely restricted when the building was listed half way through planning a modernisation project.
Currently the church
, which has had a presence in Pembroke since the 1860s, is involved in its community in a number of ways, including Street Pastors, and supplying a Christmas buffet for the homeless shelter.
Follow the church's progress on its Facebook page