The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff

Aberdare on Wikipedia.


The ruined Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Church (1853). Gerard advises that the local council has served a compulsory purchase order on the building, and a search turned up this document (warning - large pdf file), which says that the intention is to turn it into flats. Gerard Charmley. Grade II listed.

Calfaria Baptist Church, one of Aberdare's oldest chapels. Gerard Charmley. Grade II listed.

Elim Church was originally the Sunday School for Bethesda Primitive Methodist Church, which stood on the grassed site to the front. Gerard Charmley.

English Methodist Church, originally Wesleyan (1859). Gerard Charmley.

The former Gadlys Welsh Baptist Chapel on Railway Street, now converted into flats. The date-stone is for 1864, and it closed in 1980. Both Eryl Bassett, whose grandfather was minister here from 1912 to 1922. Grade II listed.

Highland Place Unitarian Church. Gerard Charmley.

The former Nazareth Calvinistic Methodist Church, now a builders' merchants. Gerard Charmley.

Old Meeting House, unitarian.co.uk. This, and many other old engravings on this website, are reproduced from the downloadable books on the Unitarian Church Headquarters website here. The books are Pictures of Unitarian Churches by Emily Sharpe (1901) and the 1914 edition of Nonconformist Church Architecture by Ronald P. Jones M.A, (Oxon), and the images are reproduced by kind permission of James Barry of Unitarian Church Headquarters. My appreciation also to Mike Berrell for his efforts in this regard. Gerard Charmley.

St. David (Presbyterian) was built by a group from Trinity Welsh Presbyterian Church, who joined the English Presbyterians. Gerard Charmley.

St. Elvan (CiW), the present parish church. Gerard Charmley. Link. Grade II* listed.

The original parish church was St. John the Baptist (CiW). Gerard Charmley. Link. Grade II* listed.

St. Joseph (R.C.). Gerard Charmley.

Salvation Army Citadel. Gerard Charmley.

Siloa Welsh Congregational Chapel. Gerard Charmley. Grade II listed.

The former Soar Wesleyan Methodist Church, now a youth centre. Gerard Charmley.

Trinity Welsh Presbyterian Church. Gerard Charmley.  Grade II listed.

 

 
  

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25 October 2015

Steve Bulman

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