|Then several Calvinistic Methodists came
to live in the neighbourhood and Mr. Davies offered the room
to them in 1867, rent free, to hold services until they could
build a chapel. Among them were Mr. William Dicken of
Porthygan and Mr. Robert Evans of Halghton Mill who were ordained
Deacons in the Presbytery on November 2nd 1870. Dr.
Lewis Edwards of Bala had preached there in 1868 to encourage
the new cause.
|The Church was built later on a plot of
land sold for £50 by Mr. Davies. The building
cost was £500 - £600.
|The Foundation Service commenced with the
hymn “Jesus shall reign where’re the sun’,
the Rev. E.J. Jerman read the 87th Psalm and engaged in prayer.
Mr. Evans of Halghton Mill then came forward to present
the trowel to Mr. Roberts, of Abergele who laid the Foundation
Stone and then declared it duly laid. His address to
the assembly followed during which he referred to the time
as a Chapel Building Age for all denominations. It pleased
him to know that the Church was to be Gothic in style very
similar to that at Abergele. Addresses were given by
Rev. J. H. Symond Rev. Ebenezer Powell of Holt and Charles
Pugh, Esq., J.P. The best thanks of the meeting having
been conveyed to Mr. Roberts for his presence and service,
the proceedings were brought to a close with the singing of
|Tea was then served in two large tents in
an adjoining field. This was followed by a concert given
by singers from Rhostyllen and further addresses by Revs.
F. Powell, E. Jerman and T. Phennah.
|The Church was officially opened for Public
Worship on Good Friday, April 15th 1870.
|The building was registered as a place of
worship in September 1911 and registered for Marriages on
September 21st 1911 at a cost of 2/6d and £3 respectively.
|The Presbytery for Lancashire arid Cheshire
recommended that £50 per annum be made available to
Bangor as soon as they could meet with a suitable person as
Pastor. In the meantime Dr. Lewis Edwards of Bala sent
the Rev. Thomas Davies to care for the small congregation
until a Pastor was chosen.
|In accordance with the Grouping Committee
Salem and Eyton were joined with Bowling Bank and Bangor in
the charge of Rev. R. Phennah from May 11th 1887.
|Christ said “where two or three are
gathered together there am I in the midst”.
|A small group of worshipers founded the
Church and down the years other devoted members have lovingly
cared for their inheritance ensuring that local Presbyterians
today continue to have their own special place of worship.
|The Following Ministers served the Church
over the years.