Pandy Lane Pentecostal Church HISTORY By Margaret Rogers
< Old Pandy Lane Pentecostal Church
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In   the   late   1920    an   allotment   yielded   fruit   and   veg   where   Pandy   Lane   Church   now   stands,   and   a small   river   flowed   at   the   bottom,   where,   as   children,   we   love   to   run   across   planks   to   the   bank   on the other side. At   Brookfield   Terrace,   opposite   Asda,   lived   Mr   &   Mrs   A.   Williams—Arthur   and   Lucy   and   their   three children—Ruby,   Megan   and   Enos.   Mr   and   Mrs   Williams   had   received   God’s   offer   of   salvation   and were so thrilled and full of joy that they wanted to share the “good news” with others. Lucy   loved   children,   and   soon   had   her   house   full   of   children,   invited   in   off   the   streets.   They   wore out her settee and she had to buy a new one. Arthur witnessed to miners in the colliery and neighbours, soon they were holding adult meetings. An   Evangelist,   named   Stephen   Jeffries,   was   invited   to   hold   meetings   in   a   borrowed   Church   at Machen. Many were saved, healings took place, and some were filled with the Holy Spirit. Some   of   these   joined   the   Caerphilly   group   and   they   held   open   air   meetings.   Others   joined   them from Llanbradach, who had received a life changing experience at Crosskeys. Soon,   the   house   at   Brookfield   Terrace   was   much   too   small,   and   a   room   was   rented   in   Caerphilly, until   a   gentleman   offered   them   some   land   to   build   their   own   Church.   This   was   situated   down Pandy Lane, which was part of the allotment. Soon,   the   ground   was   cleared,   and   building   began.   Mr   Sam   Knight—son   in   law   of   Arthur   and Lucy—heard   that   a   ship   was   being   dismantled   at   Cardiff   Docks   and   went   down   and   purchased   a load of planks and other items that would be useful. Pine   wood   was   acquired   for   benches.   Aladin   lamps   were   bought   for   lighting,   and   a   large black coal stove and piping for heating. 1931  saw the first Pentecostal Church in Caerphilly opened. No   rugs,   no   electricity,   no   kitchen,   no   hot   water,   only   a   lean-to   at   the   back   of   the   building with   a   standpipe,   coal   and   paraffin.   Just   one   large   room—but   God’s   presence   filled   it.   Where the fruit and veg had grown, God planted it with His fruit. An   overseer   (Mr   Williams),   a   children’s   worker,   and   one   who   warmly   welcomed   those   that came   through   the   doors   (Mrs   Williams),   an   organist   and   children’s   worker—their   daughter (Ruby   Knight),   a   treasurer   (Sam   Knight),   a   secretary   (Benny   Williams),   an   elder   (Ted   Williams), a   concertina   player   (George   Cains),   a   Bible   teacher   (Mr   Pierce),   a   preacher   (Mr   Williams   from Aber)   and   a   Gospel   singer   (Mrs   E   Williams   from   Aber).   God   added   to   these   as   the   years passed.   They   were   filled   with   the   spirit   and   a   great   blessing.   People   were   baptised   in   the river that flowed past Asda. The   old   allotment   is   now   God’s   garden,   and   the   river   still   flows   to   refresh   Pandy   Lane, watering the planted of the Lord. Jeremiah—God’s promise to His people was that they would be “like a watered garden”
Pandy Lane Pentecostal Church Caerphilly Open Air 2016
ALAN PEARCE
SOCIAL
© 2017 Alan Pearce
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Pandy Lane Pentecostal Church HISTORY By Margaret Rogers
< Old Pandy Lane Pentecostal Church
Current Pandy Lane Pentecostal Church >
In the late 1920 an allotment yielded fruit and veg where Pandy Lane Church now stands, and a small river flowed at the bottom, where, as children, we love to run across planks to the bank on the other side. At Brookfield Terrace, opposite Asda, lived Mr & Mrs A. Williams—Arthur and Lucy and their three children—Ruby, Megan and Enos. Mr and Mrs Williams had received God’s offer of salvation and were so thrilled and full of joy that they wanted to share the “good news” with others. Lucy loved children, and soon had her house full of children, invited in off the streets. They wore out her settee and she had to buy a new one. Arthur witnessed to miners in the colliery and neighbours, soon they were holding adult meetings. An Evangelist, named Stephen Jeffries, was invited to hold meetings in a borrowed Church at Machen. Many were saved, healings took place, and some were filled with the Holy Spirit. Some of these joined the Caerphilly group and they held open air meetings. Others joined them from Llanbradach, who had received a life changing experience at Crosskeys. Soon, the house at Brookfield Terrace was much too small, and a room was rented in Caerphilly, until a gentleman offered them some land to build their own Church. This was situated down Pandy Lane, which was part of the allotment. Soon, the ground was cleared, and building began. Mr Sam Knight—son in law of Arthur and Lucy—heard that a ship was being dismantled at Cardiff Docks and went down and purchased a load of planks and other items that would be useful. Pine wood was acquired for benches. Aladin lamps were bought for lighting, and a large black coal stove and piping for heating. 1931 saw the first Pentecostal Church in Caerphilly opened. No rugs, no electricity, no kitchen, no hot water, only a lean-to at the back of the building with a standpipe, coal and paraffin. Just one large room—but God’s presence filled it. Where the fruit and veg had grown, God planted it with His fruit. An overseer (Mr Williams), a children’s worker, and one who warmly welcomed those that came through the doors (Mrs Williams), an organist and children’s worker—their daughter (Ruby Knight), a treasurer (Sam Knight), a secretary (Benny Williams), an elder (Ted Williams), a concertina player (George Cains), a Bible teacher (Mr Pierce), a preacher (Mr Williams from Aber) and a Gospel singer (Mrs E Williams from Aber). God added to these as the years passed. They were filled with the spirit and a great blessing. People were baptised in the river that flowed past Asda. The old allotment is now God’s garden, and the river still flows to refresh Pandy Lane, watering the planted of the Lord. Jeremiah—God’s promise to His people was that they would be “like a watered garden”
Pandy Lane Pentecostal Church Caerphilly Open Air 2016
ALAN PEARCE
SOCIAL
  
© 2017 Alan Pearce
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