“exemplary work … engaging text … the book has an importance beyond just being a history of Bethesda Chapel … I was left with the impression that something had been revealed to me, not just the love of a building, but the love of its intangibility: all those who have worshiped there down the years.” Mike Williams, Editor, Brycheiniog 52
About the book: Bethesda Chapel in Llangattock stands as the last remaining active house of worship amongst the nineteenth century chapels of Crickhowell and Llangattock. It was also the earliest of those chapels and its past reaches back into the more uncertain times of the eighteenth century, when adherence to non-conformism was an invitation to persecution and ridicule.
In this book we trace its history, from its place in the story of Edmund Jones, Howell Harries and the Welsh Methodist Revival through the expansion of non-conformist worship in the nineteenth century, to the early twentieth century and the Revival of 1904-1905.
Part One of this book deals with the history of the chapel—its foundation, development and the people who formed its congregations. Part Two is made up of Lewis Richards’ history, together with other notes and source material including a plan of the site and graveyard of the first Bethesda or Llwmws Chapel.
All profits from this book go to support the work of Bethesda Chapel.