Ebenezer English Calvinistic Chapel, Merthyr Tydfil, records

Scope and Content

Accounts book, 1858-1876

Administrative / Biographical History

Hope Church was founded in 1858 as a branch of Pontmorlais Welsh Church in order to meet the spiritual needs of the English speaking Calvinistic Methodists of the district. The officers of Pontmorlais bought a small chapel named Ebenezer situated near St Tydfil's Hospital and formerly the meeting house of the reformed Wesleyan Methodists and gave it to the new church which at first numbered only fifteen members. Within two years it was decided to seek larger premises and in 1861 Hope Church was built on the High Street.


Order at time of deposit retained

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Secretary of Hope and Market Square United Church, August 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 the Mid Glamorgan Chapel Survey (Ref.: MGCC/CS/52/38)

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 not expected

Related Material

Records of Hope Presbyterian Church, Merthyr Tydfil (Ref.: D1270) held at Glamorgan Archives