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Welsh Congregation of New York City
Greetings from the President Print E-mail

Caroline Von Reitzenstein, President of the Church Council

Caroline von Reitzenstein
President of the Church Council


Croeso i pawb,
As we welcome the beginning of a new church year I would like to bring attention to a few new beginnings for our congregation and our community.
As was announced at our last service the Rev. Dr. Newell will be retiring at the end of this year.  To meet the challenge of finding a new pastor we have appointed a committee who are already at work.  While we cannot expect to replicate what Dr. Newell has brought to our community throughout his many years of service, we are excited at this opportunity and in the meantime look forward to announcing some guest ministers who will be preaching for us while the search continues.  I would also ask the congregation to let me or one of the Council members know if they have any suggestions they feel would be helpful for the committee to pursue.
We have a new Church Council and I invite you to read a bit about us under the new tab to the right entitled Meet Our Church Council.  You may note this is still a work in progress and will be added to as we go along.
Since, in the words of our national anthem, we are "gwlad beirdd a chantorion" we have initiated an entertainment committee who are looking at ways of reaching out to a broader audience for our monthly services and through extended church events following the continued success of our annual Under Milk Wood reading and our inimitable talent showcase, the Noson Lawen. To support these new initiatives we will also be looking at sponsorship, fundraising opportunities and more than likely just asking everyone to pitch in with small donations.
We now have a Facebook page and a Meetup page and I encourage everyone to post whatever they feel might be of interest to our Welsh group. As President of the Church Council I am looking forward to getting to know everyone a little bit better this year and to meeting new friends and congregants (hopefully one and the same).

I am looking forward to serving our congregation and am open to suggestions as to how to grow and nurture our very special community. 

Diolch yn fawr


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Next Worship Service Print E-mail

The next gathering of the

Welsh Congregation of New York City

Sunday, October 11, 2015

3:00 PM



Sermon by Dr. Philip R. Newell will explore the epistle to the Hebrews
"A Priest in the Order of Melchizedek"

Music by Director Mary Nelson

  Te Bach follows!

All are Welcome

Church Details Print E-mail

Services are held at 3:00 PM on the 2nd Sunday of the month
(except during the summer break)

Worship is hosted at the Rutgers Church
236 West 73rd Street
(just west of Broadway),
New York City.

The church is a short walk from the
Seventh Avenue 72nd Street subway station



Come, visit us - we are the Welsh Congregation of New York City, and we invite all, the Welsh and all those who are interested in our country and our culture. Once a month we gather at Rutgers Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for worship, song and socializing.

Our services are held in both languages, so don’t worry if you are not a Welsh speaker.

Worship is led by Dr. Philip Rutherford Newell, who delivers his inspiring sermons in English. Welsh speakers give readings and lead in song. We are lucky enough to have Mary Nelson, one of New York’s most gifted organists as our Director of Music, providing joyful music.

We organize annual events including a Christmas Service of Carols, the St. David’s Day Service followed by a celebratory Roast Lamb and Leeks Dinner and a Cymanfa Ganu – our traditional Festival of Song with The Rehoboth Welsh Choir. After services, we all enjoy Te Bach (A traditional Welsh afternoon tea party), which is also an opportunity to socialize and learn about what is going on in the community. Please come join us, a sincere warm welcome awaits you.


Dewch i ymuno a ni, Eglwys y Cymry Efrog Newydd, ac estynwn gwahoddiad cynnes a chatrefol i’r Cymry a phawb sydd a diddordeb yn ein gwlad ac yn ein ddiwylliant. Unwaith pob mis cynhelir cyfarfod yn Eglwys RUTGERS, ar orllewin Manhattan i addoli, i ganu ac i gysylltu.

Mae ein hoedfaon yn dwyiethog peidiwch ag ofni os nad yw eich Cymraeg yn berfaith.

Arweinir y gwasanaeth gan ein bugail doniol Dr Philip Newell sy’n pregethu yn Seisnig. Darllenir o’r ysgrythur gan siaradwyr Cymraeg. Rydym yn dra ddiolchgar i gael Mary Nelson, un o gerddorwyr mwya telentog y ddinas fel Arweinydd y Gan.

Heblaw oedfaon misol, rydym yn cynnal oedfaon arbennig ar gyfer y Nadolig, Dydd Gwyl Dewi gyda cinio arbennig o oen wedi rostio a cennin; hefyd Cymanfa Ganu blynydddol gyda Cor Cymraeg Rehoboth.

Mae Te Bach ar ol pob oedfa - Dewch a fe gewch croeso cynnes a ddiffuant a cyfle i adnabod ein cymdeithas.  


In Memory of Dr. William D. Irving Print E-mail

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The Welsh community is saddened by news of the passing of Dr. William D. Irving, 91... read more


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