Wesleyan Chapel, High Street


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Picture of a red-brick chapel

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Grid reference: SJ294538
Co-ordinates: 329430, 353855
Bearing: WSW

The Wesleyan Chapel on High Street.

This is the last chapel still active in the village, which is indicative of the decline of the Welsh chapel culture in our times. From my childhood, I can think of at least four others which were still in existence at that time.

Built in 1921 for the Wesleyans (*), it is now home to the English Methodists. It stands opposite the Miners' Arms (previously the Co-operative Stores building) at the bottom of the Red Path, and you can see the extension of Engedi Chapel behind the foliage on the right.

(* There's an old joke that there are two kinds of Methodists - the Galvanised Methodists and the Wee Sly 'Uns)

Picture of the front door of a red-brick chapel

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Grid reference: SJ294538
Co-ordinates: 329420, 353825
Bearing: W

This is the entrance, as seen on a Sunday morning.

© Nigel Stapley

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