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To know Jesus better ...

... and to make Him better known
Meet the Team


Much has changed in the past two years and now, as we look forward to moving back into our Church’s home, it is a good time to pause and reflect on what the Lord has been saying and doing among us during our time away.

At this present time the leadership team would like to ask the congregation to help us begin this process, by thoughtfully and prayerfully answering three simple questions in a short survey which you can download by clicking the button below.

All information you provide will be treated as confidential and used only to give the deaconate guidance regarding the church's vision for the future.


Sunday Worship
Every Sunday, while our building undergoes modernisation work, we are moving to Awel-Y-Mor Community Centre, Porthcawl for worship. Services will be at 10.30am, with facilities for Sunday Club. Toddlers are welcome and we hope to provide an area for them - please bear with us while we settle in. Our Discipleship service is at 5pm as usual.

Please click the button below for information and details about safe distancing.

Can't get to church

Watch the online service at this website (see Pastor's Blog under 'Media'), on Facebook, or on our YouTube channel (select the button below).


Our mission at Gilgal Baptist Church is "To know Jesus better and to make Him better known". We aim to achieve this through the preaching at the church, by running courses, such as the Alpha Course and by outreach events within the Porthcawl community.

Families & Youth

Families and young people are central to our work at Gilgal. We have an active youth program throughout the year.

To find out more select the pages under Family in the menu above.

New to Gilgal

Hello and welcome! We are so pleased you have found us. Start by reading here.


Until our building work is completed, join us for our Sunday Services at 10:30am or 5.030pm at our temporary home, Awel-Y-Mor Community Centre, Hutchwns Terrace Porthcawl CF36 5TP. For our full schedule, click  Services above.


Come and join us this Summer for a range of activities for the whole family!

These activites are funded through the Welsh Governent 'Summer of Fun ' initative.

Support Us with Amazon Smiles & Give as You Live

If you shop online and log in through Give as you Live or Amazon Smile, participating retailers give a small percentage of the purchase price to charity (at no cost to you). We have recently registered with them both, so you can now select Gilgal as your benefitting charity. More details from John Hornsby

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A church that loves families
and a church families love

We believe in providing Bible-based teaching that will grow young people in their faith.
We also believe that church needs to be enjoyable for youngsters of all ages if they are to want to build that faith.


Read Martin's Blog for messages from the Pastor and video sermons
At Gilgal our mission statement is "To know Jesus better and to make Him better known". Our philosophy is that we should place Jesus centrally to everything we do, whether that is evangelism, reaching out to the community, or in demonstration of our values to others.

Family friendly ...... meeting their needs

Meeting the needs of the modern, busy family isn't easy. That's why over the next two years we are redeveloping our church to provide a choice of worship styles, better teaching for children and activities the family can enjoy. Why not be part of that?!
You'll find a friendly welcome at Gilgal Baptist Church, from the time you step through the door until you leave after tea and coffee. Our aim is that, whether you are a regular member of the church, new to the church, or just visiting Porthcawl you will take away a true feeling of fellowship and warmth.


We believe that the only way to the Father is through Jesus the Son. Our faith and teaching of scripture reflects this belief and is central to our church life.
The Bible is the written word of God. Studying the Bible is key to having a firm faith and to grow in faith. The Bible sets out the truth for us, teaching us the way to live our lives. Even if you do not read the Bible, its teachings have an effect on your life - our whole legal system is based around the 10 commandments.
Jesus IS ALIVE! yes alive. Jesus conquered sin and death, he died so that we might live. He is the living God who will come again in glory to bring us new eternal life.

Jesus isthe Waythe Truththe Life

Life getting you down? Have that feeling that there has to be more to life than this? Then think about the ALPHA course.

If you want to know more about the Christian faith, contact us today - it could just change your life for the better!



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