Welsh Congregation of New York City


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 David Enlow, 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 David Enlow, 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.  

Homecoming Sunday and Noson Lawen Print E-mail
Summer is still with us, but Homecoming Sunday will soon be here!  
Members and friends of The Welsh Congregation of New York are warmly invited to "come home" to Rutgers Presbyterian Church on Sunday, September 14th, at 3:00PM.  
Come and worship with us, then join us for a noson lawen (roughly translated, "happy evening") during the te bach following the service.   
We've all got talent!  So, tune your guitar or dust off that book of poetry!  Start thinking what you would like to perform - a song, a magic trick, a recitation?  Pieces should be short - 3 to 4 minutes per performance).
The event will once again be organized by Donald Farrow. Please contact Don at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or at (646)260-6390.
Welcome Mary Nelson Print E-mail

The Welsh Congregation of New York City is pleased to introduce Ms. Mary Nelson as its new musical director. Please join us on September 14, 2014 to welcome her!

Watch this space for more information about Mary, and some exicting programatic ideas that are still in formation.

Children's Choir Print E-mail

The Welsh Congregation is joining with Rutgers Presbyterian Church in an exciting new project: a children's choir, to be launched as an after school program this September!

So, if you have children, grandchildren or friends with children, please tell all about it.

The plan is that the choir will include Welsh music in their repertoire (choir director Mary Nelson has already chosen a Welsh favorite, "The Prayer of Eli Jenkins.") The choir will sing a couple of times during the year during services at Rutgers Church and also, for our Welsh Congregation.  Hopefully, as the choir grows, they will perform at festivals and (who knows?) maybe, even make it over to Wales!  

Here is the link to full the information on the Rutgers Church website: ANNOUNCING THE NEW YORK WEST SIDE CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHOIRS.

Summer Hiatus Print E-mail

The Welsh Congregation is on

Summer Break



 Our next service will be September 14, 2014



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