Here at Bryn Sion we believe God has called us to be one big growing family of all ages, welcoming to all. We are a local church family based in Aberdare, South Wales.
We believe that church isn’t just a place you visit on a Sunday, but a family you belong to. Encouraging and supporting one another to be all that God wants us to be, is central to who we aspire to be. Bryn Sion is a place where you can grow. We want to be plugged in together to Christ’s life, connected up in Christ’s love, and shining out Christ’s light. So, gathering together to worship and hear the Bible taught is really important to us, as are our Connect Groups where we can share and grow together in smaller groups. All of this flows into our mission to shine Jesus by being his hands and feet to our communities, serving people and sharing Christ’s love in practical and relevant ways.
Bryn Sion has been serving in the community Trecynon for many years. We own a chapel building which we are sadly unable to use at present due to problems with the internal listed ornate plaster work ceiling. Consequently, we hold our Sunday morning gatherings in the Trecynon Community Hall. The rear section of our chapel building, the Hub, is busy with most of our ongoing community activities.
Ian is married to Debbie, and they have two sons, as a family they came to serve with us here in Bryn Sion in February 2015. Ian was ordained in 2002 and has pastored churches in Scotland and Wales. He loves to lead people to come to faith in Christ and help them grow as followers of Jesus to be everything God has planned for them to be. He also has a passion to train and equip people for ministry. He’s a football supporter and is the Chaplain for local football club Aberdare Town FC. Ian loves getting out in the big outdoors, if you don’t see him around Bryn Sion or Trecynon, you’re likely to find him walking up in the hills with his Collie, or enjoying a Vanilla Latte and a chat with someone down at Costa!
If you would like to speak to Ian, he is always available for a chat
Youth & Community
Worship Team Leader
We believe it is important that we gather as one big church family on Sundays to worship God and encourage one another. We encourage and welcome people of all backgrounds and ages, and we hope we can be a part of your faith journey.
COVID-19 Regulations: We currently have Church Online every Sunday at 11am on our Facebook and YouTube channel. Tune in on Sunday mornings to worship along with us, we’d love to see you there.
We are an active and growing church with a heart to continue to serve our local community. Having a building that can continue facilitate this is very important to us.
Our building comprises of an old 19th century chapel and a rear section with a downstairs and upstairs hall, office, toilets and kitchen facility. We are currently unable to use our chapel – we currently meet on Sunday mornings in the Trecynon Community Hall – as the ornate plaster work ceiling is in urgent need of repair.
We are currently committed to raising funds to repairing the ceiling and ensuring the chapel can be a space to accommodate our growing congregation and our expanding community activities.
Our Sunday School is still temporarily paused whilst we are exploring how to safely resume.
When we are able to resume, our Sunday School caters for ages 3 to 12 alongside part of our Sunday morning service. All the children and helpers leave our Sunday morning service about halfway through and are led across to the rear section of our building. They gather to share news from their weeks and pray, and then go into three groups for age appropriate group activities. If you are new to church, you are welcome to accompany your child across to Sunday School.
If you have younger children they are welcome to use our Toddler toys in our rear hall. We also have baby changing facilities in the toilets off our rear hall.
Bryn Sion Baptist Church
Join us online for our online services, worship and to catch up on all our services throughout lockdown – You’re are so welcome!
To learn more about our connect groups click here