Diocesan press releases

Special service held for the first time in 25 years

Rather than cancelling services when many roads were closed to host this year’s Velothon, church-goers in Blaenavon were treated to an ‘al fresco’ service at the ruins of the first church at Capel Newydd.

Years ago, there was an annual service at the site where Christianity began in Blaenavon, but the tradition has long since lapsed.

Rev Rufus Noy, Priest-in-charge, said: “Because the Velothon closed our Churches we did something special and held this service – which was the first one for 25 years!”