The Churches of Britain and Ireland

  Aberystwyth, Ceredigion

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Churches in Penparcau.

Alfred Place English Baptist Church. It pre-dates a map of 1887, where it's labelled as Baptist Chapel (English, Particular). Coflein dates it to 1870. SN 5829 8179. Graeme Harvey. Link. Grade II listed.

Bethel Welsh Baptist Chapel on Baker Street and Portland Street. It's dated by Coflein to 1888-9, a re-build on the site of chapels of 1797 and 1833. SN 5835 8179. Graeme Harvey. Two views showing the fine interior (and a full house) - 1, 2, both Gerard Charmley (2011). Grade II listed.

The former Capel Stryd Unitarian Chapel on Castle Street, now in residential use. Coflein advises that it dates from 1810 when it was built as an office, used as a meeting room for the Quakers from circa 1853, and acquired by the Unitarians and re-fronted in 1906. They had left in or by 1976. SN 5812 8165. Gerard Charmley (2011).

Capel y Morfa, built as Salem Chapel in 1895 (Coflein). Two interior views - 1, 2. SN 5849 8190. All Gerard Charmley (2011). Link (in Welsh).

Former Chapel on Portland Street, now a doctor's surgery. Thanks to Mike Berrell and the Aberystwyth Tourist Information Service for advising that this building was originally the English Congregational Church, built in the 1860's (Coflein says 1866). Subsequently U.R.C., it was sold in the early 1980's when extensive dry rot was discovered. SN 5840 8188. Graeme Harvey. Another view, Gerard Charmley (2011).

The former Independent/Congregational Chapel on Vulcan Street, which was replaced by Seion (see below). Coflein has dates pf 1816, 1823 and 1878. SN 5813 8153. Gerard Charmley.

Although previously listed as All Saints, Gareth Dancer advises that this is in fact Eglwys y Saintes Fair (St. Mary), on Gray's Inn Road, George Street and William Street. SN 5830 8152. Graeme Harvey. Another view, Gerard Charmley (2010). Link. Coflein. Grade II listed, wherein it's dated to 1863-6.

Elim Chapel. Gareth Dancer advises that this used to be Tan y Cae Methodist Chapel. Graeme Harvey. The former Elim Pentecostal Chapel building is on New Street. Gerard Charmley (2010).

The former English Congregational Church (with manse to the left). Gerard Charmley (2010). Another view. Gerard Charmley (2011).

Holy Trinity Church (CiW). Gerard Charmley (2010).

Our Lady of the Angels, St. Winefride's Catholic Church. Graeme Harvey. Gerard Charmley suspects that this church is no longer used (subsidence), and that the Aberystwyth Catholic congregation now meet at St. Padarn (see below).

Presbyterian Chapel. Graeme Harvey.

Presbyterian Tabernacle. Graeme Harvey. Severely damaged by fire in 2008, this building has since been demolished. More details.

St. David (Presbyterian, 1872). Graeme Harvey. Another view. Gerard advises that the attached building is a schoolroom, built in 1901. Gerard Charmley (2010). Link.

St. Michael and All Angels (1886-90). SN 5807 8161. Graeme Harvey. Another view, two of the interior - 1, 2, a memorial, two windows - 1, 2, and the font, all Chris Stafford (2014). Link. Grade II listed.

St. Padarn (R.C.), which was previously the church hall to St. Winifrede (see above). Gerard Charmley (2014).

St. Paul (Methodist). Graeme Harvey. The former St. Paul. Gerard Charmley (2010).

Salvation Army. Graeme Harvey.

Little survives of the former Seilo Welsh Presbyterian Chapel other than its hall. Gerard Charmley (2010). Another fragment is a former turret, with the seal of the Calvinistic Methodist Church. Gerard Charmley (2011).

Seion Chapel. Graeme Harvey. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Gerard Charmley (2014).

The former Siloam Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. Gerard Charmley (2010).

The former Unitarian Chapel (disused) on New Street. Gerard Charmley.

The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on Queen Street, now a store. Gerard Charmley.

Ebeneser Presbyterian Church (1848). Gerard Charmley (2010).
The unprepossessing Methodist Church, founded as Wesleyan. Gerard Charmley (2010).
Quaker Meeting House. Gerard Charmley (2010).
St. Anne. Graeme Harvey.





21 November 2023

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