Records of Bethel Independent Church, Penclawdd

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Adroddiadau Blynyddol (annual reports)

Sunday School attendance registers

Records relating to church membership

Programmes for Cymanfaoedd Canu held at Bethel, Penclawdd

Orders of service and booklets associated with special services and commemorations

Photographs

Other records

Records relating to the church building

Registers of births, deaths, marriages and membership

Accounts and financial records

Records relating to the opening of the former Bethel Vestry as the new chapel in 2014, and the celebration of the bicentenary in 2016

Bethel Chapel Choral Society

Miscellaneous

Administrative / Biographical History

Bethel began in 1816 as one of the six chapels established on Gower by Diana, Lady Barham. The cause was initially affiliated to the Calvinistic Methodists, but a split occurred in the 1820s which resulted in the chapel becoming Independent in 1829, foundering for some years, before being reopened in 1839. The church was completely rebuilt in 1910.

Arrangement

Arranged into series based on contents and then into date order.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

Duplicates and ephemeral items not retained.

Accruals

Accruals are possible.