Ystradgynlais History

Noddfa Chapel, Dyffryn Cellwen

Noddfa Chapel, Dyffryn Cellwen

Calvinistic Methodist

Noddfa Chapel was located on the right-hand side of the main road running through Dyffryn Cellwen, as you headed towards Banwen. It is almost exactly opposite the main shop in the village, and has been converted into a private building. All photographs were taken from the public highway.

The old Noddfa Chapel, taken from the public highway

The old Noddfa Chapel, Dyffryn Cellwen, viewed from the side

Ministers of Noddfa, Dyffryn Cellwen

Thank You to David whose Pillars of Faith website provides the information up to the 1930s: www.ministers.pillars-of-faith.com

David Hughes

David Hughes was minister of Noddfa, Banwen (as it was then termed) from 1917 to 1925. At the same time he was also minister of Seion Methodist Chapel, Seven Sisters. He had previously minister of Llansawel and Rhydcwmerai from 1902 to 1905, and of Bethania, Glyn Neath from 1905 to 1917. After he left Noddfa and Seion, he was minister of Nazareth, Morriston from 1925 to 1933.

D.M. Morgan

D.M. Morgan was minister of Noddfa Calvinistic Methodist Chapel from 1930 to 1938. At the same time he was minister of Seion Methodist Chapel, Seven Sisters from 1930 to 1934. Previously he had ministered at Brynhyfryd, Rhymney from 1921 to 1924 and at Coedpenmaen and Norton Bridge from 1924 to 1930.

E. Dewi Davies

E. Dewi Davies was minister of Noddfa from 1938. He had previously ministered at Ystradfellte and Pontneathvaughan in 1937.

From The Llais

The Llais newspaper had always included a round-up of happenings at local churches and chapels, even when these were not part of any particular story. Sometimes they advertised forthcoming events, and at other times who was preaching, or had preached there recently.

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