The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Bangor, Gwynedd

Bangor on Wikipedia.

Many thanks to Nicholas Page for identifying several of these churches, and advising of their previous status. Nicholas' contributions in italics.

Assemblies of God (Pentecostal) on Princes Road was the English Presbyterian Church until the mid 1980's. Martin Briscoe. Another view, also showing the Anglican Chaplaincy to the right. Tim Hollinghurst. The interior of the Chaplaincy Chapel. Tim Hollinghurst.

Baptist Church at Penrallt was previously the Twrgwyn Calvinistic Methodist Church. Martin Briscoe.

Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (Martin is unsure of its current status, but it is marked as such on a map of 1913). Nicholas tentatively identifies this as the Hirael Calvinist Chapel. If so, it was intended to be converted to community use. Martin Briscoe.

Capel Pendref, Eglwys Annibynnol. Martin Briscoe.

Capel Tabernacl - the former Tabernacl, closed in the late 1960's. The following additional information has been brought to my attention by Martin Briscoe. On the Geograph entry for this building, it states that the chapel was built in 1905, and declared redundant in the 1980's (so was it the 1960's or the 1980's?).
It also says that the vestry (not visible on this website's photo) was, in the 1960's, in use as Bangor Synagogue. Martin Briscoe.

Cathedral Church of St. Deiniol. Another view. Both Martin Briscoe. Two additional views - 1, 2, the interior and organ, the wooden choir vault (designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott as part of his restoration), and the Lady Chapel altar, all Adam McCurdy (2015). What is referred to as The Mostyn Christ is a late 15th or early 16th century oak sculpture, and some Flemish sculptures now in the north wall of the choir were rediscovered in 1961, having been discarded during the Reformation. Both Adam McCurdy (2015). Link. Grade I listed.

Ebenezer Evangelical Church. Martin Briscoe.

Ein Harglwyddes a Sant Iago (Our Lady and St. James, R.C.). SH 5756 7202. Martin Briscoe. Link. The Coflein entry advises that this was previously St. James (Anglican, 1866), only becoming a Catholic church in 1996. Grade II listed.

Penuel Chapel. Martin Briscoe.

St. David. The Sanctuary. Both Tim Hollinghurst. Notice of planned closure from the BBC (2013).

Santes Fair (St. Mary). Martin Briscoe. Notice of planned closure from the BBC (2013).

Seion Chapel. Martin Briscoe.

Black Bull Inn. The site is marked on the 1913 map as a chapel, and is the former Church of Our Lady (R.C.). It was sold when Our Lady and St. James became the Catholic church in Bangor, in the late 1980's. Martin Briscoe.





19 May 2018

Steve Bulman

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