January 27, 20152:57 pmSeptember 8, 2015 11:20 amLeave a Comment

MONEY ON THE SLATE TO SAVE A CHAPEL Appeal launched to finish the restoration of one of the icons of democracy. A ‘Slate in Time’ campaign has been launched to raise the last few thousand pounds needed to save one of Wales’s most important historic chapels and help kit it out for a new future. […]



August 17, 20157:49 pmAugust 17, 2015 8:04 pm

Yr Hen Gapel will open its doors on Saturday 5th September 2015 from 12.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m. This will give an opportunity for visitors to view the recently restored Chapel. The Grade II* listed building has now been repaired and consolidated and is ready for a new phase in its life, as a centre […]


Peniel Animation

May 5, 20152:07 pmMay 5, 2015 2:09 pmLeave a Comment

Peniel Chapel is located at the southern gateway of the planned town of Tremadog. Its innovative gable front and auditorium plan proved highly influential in the evolution of Welsh chapel design whilst its pedimented portico with Tuscan columns has made it one of Wales’ most iconic chapels. Tremadog was the project of London entrepreneur, William […]


Open Day at Yr Hen Gapel

June 23, 20155:57 amJune 24, 2015 6:10 amLeave a Comment

11.00 -15.00 Yr Hen Gapel Llwynrhydowen  Friday 10 July 2015


CAPEL: Eisteddfod Lecture 2015

May 11, 201512:17 pmMay 11, 2015 1:18 pm

CAPEL: Eisteddfod Lecture 2015 The Restoration of Hen Gapel John Hughes, Pontrobert The Lecturer will be  Nia Rhosier Friday 7th August at 12.00 noon The Capel Eisteddfod Lecture will be delivered on the Eisteddfod site at Pabell y Cymdeithasa


Cefyn Burgess – Welsh Chapels in Cloth and Stitch

March 4, 201512:26 pmMarch 4, 2015 12:53 pm

Welsh Quilt Centre Exhibition Cefyn Burgess – Welsh Chapels in Cloth and Stitch Chapels are so embedded into the fabric of Welsh life in the 19th and early 20th century, that it is no surprise that they often feature as a motif in Welsh art and design. Cefyn Burgess’ exhibition includes artworks in stitch and […]


The sad demise of Bethania Chapel Aberdare

March 10, 20159:13 pmMarch 10, 2015 9:42 pm

Bethania Chapel Aberdare Bethania Methodist Chapel was built in 1853 to the design of architect Evan Griffiths of Aberdare. The chapel was rebuilt in 1884 by architect William Jones of Ton Pentre in the Romanesque style of the gable entry type. Bethania closed in the early 1990’s and by 2009 stood very derelict with most […]


100 year anniversary of the birth of Dylan Marlais Thomas

November 2, 20149:21 pmNovember 12, 2014 9:39 am

DYLAN MARLAIS THOMAS: WHAT’S IN A MIDDLE NAME? by Wynn Thomas “Who, would one suppose, is the author of the following passage? “But the singing in the chapel is never grim or grey. The voices of the quarrymen, or shepherds, colliers or small farmers, tradesmen from the scorched valleys, or ploughmen from the long fields, […]


New £15million fund for urgent roof repairs to listed places of worship

December 14, 20147:04 pmFebruary 3, 2015 3:45 pm

New £15million fund for urgent roof repairs to listed places of worship  3 December 2014 The £15million government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund opened for business. Congregations across the UK responsible for looking after listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations can apply for money to address urgent roof repairs […]