Varteg Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Records

Scope and Content

Records of Wesleyan Methodist chapels, 1869-1975, including Varteg Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1869-1975; Earl Street Wesleyan Chapel, Garndiffaith, records, 1892-1971; Bethel Mehtodist Church, Garndiffaith, Trustees minute book, 1956-1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wesleyanism, or Wesleyan Methodism, is the doctrine of the Methodist Church established by John Wesley (1703-1790) who preached in Wales between 1739 and 1790. Wesleyan Methodism in Wales served both English- and Welsh-speaking communities, with parallel organisations (individual chapels linked to form Circuits, which were part of Districts). Varteg Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was in Abersychan, Monmouthshire, Earl Street Wesleyan Chapel, Garndiffaith, Monmouthshire and Bethel Methodist Church, Garndiffaith, were all part of the Pontypool Circuit. Wesleyan Methodists are known as Methodists in England and the common use of Methodist in Wales relates to the Calvinistic Methodists.


Arranged into the following: Varteg Wesleyan Methodist Chapel; Earl St. Wesleyan Chapel, Garndiffaith; Bethel Methodist Church, Garndiffaith.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Rev. N. P. Fish, Abersychan, Gwent, 1983.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Records of Varteg Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Earl Street Wesleyan Chapel, Garndiffaith, Bethel Methodist Church, Garndiffaith.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Gwent Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records of Varteg Wesleyan Methodist Chapel are Gwent Record Office, DM3462 and D3338/47. Further records of Earl Street Wesleyan Chapel are Gwent Record Office, D3462/20.