Llangurig

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Services no longer take place at this Chapel.


Llangurig Church:
Wesley Row,
Llangurig,
Llanidloes,
Powys,
SY18 6SH.

 

Grid Ref.
SN 908800

For a map of where the Church is, Click here 


 

 

 
 
 
Llangurig Chapel (second eldest chapel in circuit) was built in the vernacular style as it was and still is part of a small terrace of houses alongside a steepish back road out of the village towards Llanidloes. A plaque on the roadside wall proclaims the date 1814 and it is a matter of local pride that Wesleyan Methodism still maintains a presence in what is officially the highest village in Wales. The austere greyish exterior is in marked contrast to the welcoming interior with its brightly coloured walls and the rather fine polished pews and impressive pulpit fitted in 1894 – all far removed from the simple benches and earthen/paved floor of yesteryear.

 

The building is a true square and very unusual in Methodism but its real merit lies in the fact that it is a rare survivor of trade premises (a smithy) bought as an early meeting place for the Wesleyan Methodists and subsequently converted into a Meeting-house and then a chapel. The cottage alongside was bought at the same time, but sadly, had to be sold a few years ago. One notable minister associated with the chapel was the Rev Hugh Hughes (1778-1855) who was the Supintendent at Llanidloes in 1826-27 prior to his appointment as chairman of the south Wales District in 1828. Hugh Hughes was a founder and reviver of many chapels and a long time contributor to “Yr Eurgrawn” which he edited between 1819-21. He also became the first Welsh member of the Legal Hundred in 1834.

 

Llangurig chapel is of major interest and it is heartening to know that those at the chapel are making a serious attempt to trace its history and that of the adjoining cottage. The seeds of Wesleyan Methodism would have been sown there in the late 18th Century possibly not long after John Wesley had ridden through the village in August 1769.

 

Andrew Mathieson




Thanksgiving Service - Llangurig Chapel held a Service of Thanksgiving on Wednesday 15th June 2016. A selection of photographs can be viewed by clicking here.

Recent News:


Mrs Eirwen Turner receiving her Artserve award for over 70 years service to the church as organist at Llandiloes and Llangurig chapels.

200th Anniversary: A Service of Celebration took place on Wednesday, 11th June with Rev Chris Denney leading the service and Rev Sue Lawler giving the address. Click here to view photographs.

 

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