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Rev. Jonathan Greaves



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Address:

3 Monk Street, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3LR.

Telephone:

01600 716423

E-mail:

friends@monmouthbaptistchurch.org.uk


 

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History

Town of Monmouth

Monmouth is a small market town in the heart of the beautiful Wye Valley, famous for its Norman bridge which spans the river Monnow. The town has a population of approximately 10,000 with a small industrial base and retail trade as well as tourism and educational establishments being the main source of employment in the town. Many people commute into South Wales, the Midlands, and the West Country from here. Monmouth is divided into three areas and the population has increased over the past ten years or so with the construction of new housing estates in each of the three suburbs. Monmouth Baptist Church is situated near the town centre.
 
History of Monmouth Baptist Church
 
The congregation formed in 1818, after several ministers from associated churches visited the town. Initially in response to several years of gospel preaching by visiting ministers and missionaries three local people were baptised in the river Wye after which the church grew. The church originally met in a small building just off Monnow Street. The first pastor was appointed in 1831, and the original meeting place was enlarged in 1836 to form a chapel. After becoming derelict, it was demolished in recent years to make way for a supermarket car park.
 
The foundations of the present building in Monk Street were laid out in 1906, and the building was opened the following year 1907. The architect was Benjamin Lawrence of Newport, who designed it in a similar Victorian Gothic style to the Working Men's Institute (now a commercial art gallery) which he had designed next door in 1867. The building is constructed of Old Red Sandstone, with Bath Stone dressings. The stained glass in the porch was added in 1964.

The building underwent major refurbishment in time for its Centenary Celebrations in 2007.

In 2018 we celebrated our 200th year as a fellowship in Monmouth.

Monk Street before present chapel was built.

Monmouth Baptist Church building in mid construction in 1906 with members of the congregation in 1906.

Completed Monmouth Baptist Church building with congregation in 1907.

 

 

 

 

 

Monmouth Baptist Churchpresent building, mid buildand congregation in 1906.

 

Monmouth Baptist Church present buildingre-openingand congregation in1907.

Monmouth Baptist Church Congregation at Centenary Opening September 2007.Monmouth Baptist Church and Congregation -Centenary Celebrationin 2007.


 

150th Anniversary of George Lawrence Davis

Delegation to Spain

In October 2019 a Delegation group from Monmouth Baptist Church visited Spain, to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of George Lawrence Davis, from Monmouth, who in the mid 1800's went to the region near Barcelona and caldes de Montbuiregion of Spain. Where he started schools for poor children and established a hospital as well as distributing Bibles and planting churches.

  1.  Delegation Group

 

2. Rev. Jonathan Greaves presenting a letter to the Monmouth town Mayor.

3. George Lawrence Davis Memorial, in Spain.



Our Team

Our Minister

Rev. Jonathan Greaves has been with us since September 1999.

Jonathan became a Christian through his home Church, 'Central Baptist Church' in Southampton. Since then he has been eager to show that being a Christian is about having a personal relationship with Jesus, rather than being religious; and that the Bible is God's Word and still relevant today!

Jonathan is married to Samantha, and they have 4 Children.

Trustees/Deacons:

David Adams

Elizabeth Alderson

Alan Cochran

James Endicott

Helen Hopkins

Richard McLachlan

Mike North

Cliff  Vandervelden

Outreach Worker:

Morgan Britton

Pastoral Worker:

Bert Weenink

Pastoral Co-ordinator:

Maureen (Mo) Vendervelden

Safeguarding:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Emma Lawson

Deputy Safegaurding Lead: Jo Walker

(See Safeguarding Page for more info.)

Fire Officer:

Dave Mullins

Kitchen Managment:

Richard Colthart

Administration Team:

Church Administrator: Roger Clewett 

Church Secretary: David Adams

Treasurer: Clive Wiggins

News Sheet Editor: Rebecca Clewett

Website Editor: Ruth Bingle

Audio Visual Co-ordinators:

Jeff Bowman

Simon Beber

Other:

Special Appointment:

Auditor: Paul Brown, W J James and Co.


 

Updated 02/12/2023

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