Rehoboth Chapel, Nant Peris

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Date

21 February 2015
Location

Nant Peris

SH 60551 58433; 53.10479°N, 4.08447°W

Information

The Welsh Calvinistic Methodists built a chapel in Nant Peris in 1833, which was rebuilt by Porthmadog architect Owen Morris Roberts in 1876. The name chosen for the chapel is a biblical placename from the Hebrew rehovot, meaning broad places. Capel Rehoboth received a Grade II listing in 1999 and is still used for Welsh-language services. It belongs to the Arfon Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the name officially adopted in 1928 by the nonconformist Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, who split from the Church of England in 1811.

Further Reading

Capel Rehoboth (British Listed Buildings)

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

Rehoboth Chapel

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9 thoughts on “Rehoboth Chapel, Nant Peris

  1. Excellent sequence. Not sure which is more intriguing – the opening shot, full of dark mystery, like tale by Dickens or Wilkie Collins or final shot of contemporary society whizzing by the old building. All great work . 🙂

  2. I went here with my parents whilst on a camping holiday in the early 1970’s – the placed was packed! The service was entirely in Welsh (which we definitely did not speak!) but we were able to sing the hymns but not understanding the words of course. The text for the sermon was from Psalm 8 – ‘What is man, that thou art mindful of him’ – the only bit of English spoken in the whole service!!

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