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Annibynwyr Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen

The history of the chapels of Carmel, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen and Tabernacle, Cwmgors.  
By Llywelyn C. Huws 1942

Here are copies of the photographs appearing in the book - which is translated and indexed on Genuki
Where brief quotations are given from the  book they are followed by the page number.

The main data regarding these chapels can be found on the Chapels page of this site

1. Old Carmel,16 2. John Jones, 1865-1881, 17
3. New Carmel,32 4. T.Selby Jones,1884-1896,33
5. B.D.Davies, 1897-1925,64 6. Tabernacl,65
7. T.M.Roderick. 1913-,80 8. L.C.Huws, 1928-,81

 

 Yr Hen Garmel

Hen Garmel

 

John Jones, 1865-1881

"It is hard to believe that the church would be without a minister for long , and in 1865 they gave a call to the Reverend John Jones, Maentwrog,
and he became to be known as Jones, Llangiwc.................." (p23)

John Jones

 

 Carmel Newydd

Carmel Newydd

 

T Selby Jones, 1884-1896

"The next minister was the Rev.T Selby Jones, Bethel, Aberdare. The church was not as unanimous in calling him,
but had a majority for it, and he came, and started on his work in May 1884 .................................."(p36)

T Selby Jones

 

B D Davies, 1897-1925

"One could say that a new era began with the arrival of the Rev. B D Davies from Merthyr Vale to take care of the church in 1897.
He originated from the area of Pontargothi, Carmarthenshire, ..........................."(p39)

 

B D Davies

 

Y Tabernacl, Cwmgors

 

T M Roderick, 1913 -

"They held meetings in 1927 to commemorate the half century of the chapel. ...........................This was a very special year, owing to having meetings as well to celebrate the opening Old Carmel after its restoration. Taking part in these meetings was the Rev. T M Roderick, the minister at the Tabernacl........................................"(p47)

T M Roderick

 

Ll C Huws, 1913 -

"The following year as well, namely 1928, was itself a special year in the history of Carmel, because in the month of May, they gave a call to the Rev. Llywelyn C.Huws,B.A., from Bethlehem,Cardiff, to come as their shepherd. He replied positively in the month of July. They held the induction meetings , on the Wednesday evening and the Thursday , October 24/25th......................" (p48)

Ll C Hughes

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