Records of Capel Gomer Welsh Baptist Church, Willows Place, Swansea

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

D/D W/Bap 40/1/1-26. Adroddiadau blynyddol (annual reports) 1941-1980

D/D W/Bap 40/2/1-2. Minute books 1953-1980

D/D W/Bap 40/3/1-3. Membership transfer records 1941-1984

D/D W/Bap 40/4/1-11. Registers of members and contributions 1944-1981

D/D W/Bap 40/5/1-2. Financial records 1958-1983

D/D W/Bap 40/6/1-3. Records relating to the rebuilding of Capel Gomer 1941-1967

D/D W/Bap 40/7/1. Photographs 1960

D/D W/Bap 40/8/1-3. Other records relating to church life 1960s-1984

Administrative / Biographical History

Capel Gomer began when a group of 47 members of Memorial Baptist Church, Walter Road, Swansea left to form a Welsh Baptist Church. It was built on Willows Place, Swansea, and was called Mount Zion. The chapel was destroyed by enemy action during the Second World War and all the congregation continued to meet in church halls of some of the other local chapels until a new building was built on the site on Willows Place. The new chapel was called Capel Gomer. In c. 2009, after a prolonged period of falling membership, an attempt was made to replant a church there, but in 2015 the chapel was finally closed and the building sold.

Arrangement

Arranged in date order by document type.

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

The majority of the records received were retained. Duplicates and some ephemeral items were not retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.