The Churches of Britain and Ireland
Merthyr Tydfil, Merthyr Tydfil
Although previously listed as Bethesda Independent Church, Steve Brewer has advised that the photo shows the Rechabite Hall. Bethesda stood a little way down the road, on the opposite side. A charming mosaic showing the chapel in its heyday. © Gerard Charmley.
Capel Gellideg (Independent) at Cyfartha. © Gerard Charmley.
Christ Church (CiW) at Georgetown. © Gerard Charmley.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Gerard advises that they have had a presence in Merthyr since the late 19th century. © Gerard Charmley.
Elim Church meets in the Jerusalem Baptist Chapel. © Gerard Charmley.
Hope Chapel (Welsh Presbyterian). © Gerard Charmley.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses has a complicated history. Starting out as a Wesleyan Reform Church, it was next Salem Chapel, then a Congregational Church. © Gerard Charmley.
The former Kirkhouse Memorial Church (CiW Mission church) at Georgetown is now used an entertainment venue. © Gerard Charmley.
Penuel Calvinistic Methodist Chapel (1860). © Gerard Charmley.
R.O.C.K. Foundation Church (Charismatic) meets in the former Mount Moriah Primitive Methodist Chapel. It was also at one point the Catholic Hall. Additional information from Steve Brewer. © Gerard Charmley.
St. David (or the New Church, CiW). © Gerard Charmley.
St. Mary (R.C.). © Gerard Charmley.
Salvation Army Citadel was previously Morlais Baptist Church. © Gerard Charmley.
Seion Welsh Baptist Church. © Gerard Charmley.
Tabernacle Baptist Church (1890's) on Brecon Road replaced an earlier (and larger), now-demolished chapel. © Gerard Charmley.
The former Wesley Chapel on High street is now closed. Gerard explains that the building is larger than was originally intended, because the minister went onto the site one night and moved the builder's markers to increase its size!! © Gerard Charmley.
Williams Memorial English Congregational Chapel (1906) at Penydarren, now demolished. © Steve Brewer (1983). © Steve Brewer (1983).
U.R.C. on Market Square was originally Congregational. © Gerard Charmley.
01 November 2015
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