New Quay Council, Churches, Clubs and Organisations in New Quay
New Quay Town Council
The Town Council has 10 Councillors who do not represent any political party.
They are elected every 4 years. A part time Clerk/Financial Officer is employed
to handle all arrangements for meetings and preparing an agenda to deal with the
records and financial and administrative matters linked to implementing the
New Quay Yacht Club
NQYC was established in the 1950s when a group of friends bought a new class of
dinghy, the GP14, and decided to form a club. The club now incorporates a highly
competitive racing calendar for both cruisers, dinghies and has recently hosted
several national competitions including the Laser Nationals and the Cherub
Nationals. There is also a busy social calendar of dinners and activities.
The New Quay Society
The New Quay & District Society aims to preserve the best of New Quay and
District by discussing matters of concern regarding every aspect of life in the
community; and to provide a programme of speakers, lectures and demonstrations
so that the members of the Society can express their opinions with knowledge and
understanding. The New Quay & District Society meet from October to April on the
third Monday at 2pm in The New Quay Bowling Club.
New Quay Camera Club
New Quay Camera Club is a member of the Welsh Photographic
Federation (WPF) which is part of the Photographic Alliance
of Great Britain (PAGB). We hold fortnightly meetings with a
series of planned events such as guest speakers,
competitions; internally and against other clubs, image
editing workshops, practical evenings and discussion forums
to list a few.
New Quay Community Rowing Club
New Quay Community Rowing Club was formed in 2010 to provide
enjoyment, fitness, and of course, rowing for members of the
community interested in competing or just rowing for fun. We
participate in & are affiliated to The Welsh Sea Rowing
Association League, travelling both North & South, getting
to see some beautiful coastlines around Wales.
New Quay Football Club
New Quay Football Club celebrated their best-ever
season, winning the Costcutter Ceredigion League as well as the Ceredigion Cup
and the Bay Cup in the 2011-12 season. The pitch can be accessed from Towyn Road
behind the Memorial Hall and the licensed clubhouse is on Margaret Street where
there is regular evening entertainment.
New Quay Bowling Club
New Quay Bowling Club is a small club based on Francis Street in New Quay. This is a very friendly club and is open to visiting bowlers. New members are given a warm welcome and instruction if required.
New Quay Art Club
New Quay Art Club meets at the Yacht Club every
Tuesday from 1.00 to 3.30 except August. Come and meet a group of enthusiastic
and creative people. - there are occasional speakers and trips.
Churches and Chapels in New Quay
There are two chapels and one church in New Quay. Both chapels are of notable historical significance. Tabernacl on Glanmor Terrace was the seat of the 1904 Welsh Revival movement, while the minister at Towyn Chapel, Orchwy Bowen was very probably the inspiration for The Minister in Dylan Thomas' Eli Jenkins' in 'Under Milk Wood'.
Llanllwchaearn, New Quay
We are an active and friendly Christian community,
the Anglican Church for the town of New Quay. Whether you are a regular visitor,
on a one-off visit, or living locally, a warm welcome awaits you here. We give a
friendly welcome to Christians of all denominations, with an open invitation to
the Lord’s Table. Our 11am Sunday Morning Service is principally in English, but
sometimes with a Welsh reading, prayer or hymn.
Towyn Chapel, Towyn Street
Towyn Independent Chapel was established in 1860 to the design of Thomas Jones of Pencnwc. There is a chair from the Byrgwm? Eisteddfod of 1913, in memory of the Reverend T. Orchwy Bowen (died 1948), Minister of the Chapel for 25 years and possibly the inspiration for The Minister Eli Jenkins in Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood'.
Tabernacl, Glanmor Terrace
The first stirrings of the 1904 Welsh Revival were happening in New Quay. The
minister at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel in New Quay was Joseph Jenkins.
Jenkins was born in 1859 in the Rhondda and was brought up in a devout home. As
a teenager he had been caught up by the evangelistic fervour of the Salvation
Army. Having been a minister in Caerphilly and Liverpool, he came to New Quay in