Sardis Presbyterian [Calvinistic Methodist] Church, Plassey Street, Penarth, Records

Scope and Content

Church Committee minutes, 1908-1913, 1928-1935; Sunday School Teachers' Committee minutes, 1912-1923; Minutes of the Elders meeting, 1938-1952; Church Council minutes, 1943-1946

Administrative / Biographical History

The church opened in 1861 and was the first purpose-built nonconformist chapel in the town. Services in Sardis were held partly in English and partly in Welsh but in 1879 it was decided to use English only. The church was rebuilt in 1886 and continued in use until the early 1950s when it was decided to build St David's Presbyterian Church of Wales, Elfed Avenue, Penarth.


Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Elfed Avenue United Church, Penarth, March 2015

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives with reference to Capel The Chapels Heritage Society local information sheet 2 Penarth (1991)

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives.


Accruals are possible