Maenan Chapel Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A minute book chronicling the main events at Maenan Chapel from its opening in 1901 until its closure in 1969. Various account books, 1904 - 1969, including a pew rent book, 1943 - 1968. Correspondence relating to the buildings and land held by the chapel and to the integration of Maenan and Jerusalem Chapels, both in Penmaen-mawr. Also, a speech made by Mr Ivor Parry during the last service held at Maenan Chapel on 30 March 1969.

Administrative / Biographical History

Maenan Calvinist Methodist Chapel in Penmaen-mawr, Caernarfonshire opened in 1901. Initially, there were 60 members, but by 1905, following the religious revival, that number had grown to 105 and this growth continued for many years.

The first minister was Rev. W. H. Jones who was then followed by Rev. Cynddelw Williams in 1921. The prosperity of the chapel continued up until the 1950's when it suffered a great blow, losing 5 of its deacons over a period of 6 years.

Rev. Stafford Williams, who had served as minister since 1932, died in 1968, and in 1969 it was decided that Maenan Chapel should close. The remaining members united with Jerusalem Chapel, Penmaen-mawr. The last service was held on 30 March 1969.

Arrangement

Arranged according to record type and then chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Note

Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 31322 - 31350

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

The baptist register of Maenan Chapel, 1900 - 1965, is held at the National Library of Wales.