Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Records

Scope and Content

Records of Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Church, Blaenau Ffestiniog, 1839-1975, including minute books, financial records, 1839-1971; correspondence, 1940-1965; collection books, 1860-1971; church roll, 1888-1919; missionary collection books, 1894-1967; membership register, 1898-1905; attendance books, 1896-1914; Sunday school records, 1897-1954; seat rent books, 1900-1959; Treasurer's records, 1896-1917; endorsement book, 1903-1920; Band of Hope minutes, 1906-1921; programmes, 1969; and annual reports, 1972-1975.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eglwys Bethesda, Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Church, was the first Calvinistic Methodist Church in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, and the first chapel was built in 1826. Extensions were made to the building in 1848, and the present church was built in 1869.


Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Welsh in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Related Material

Further material is The National Archives, Bethesda Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Blaenau Festiniog, Baptism registers, 1826-1837.

Geographical Names