The Chapel was built in the late 19th century. Doors to each side of the foyer provide entrance to the sanctuary, which has a good sized seating area of beautiful wooden pews separated into sections by two side aisles. The tall windows allow plenty of natural light to enter in day-time and the acoustics of the building are excellent, hence its use for choir rehearsals and concerts. There is a balcony at the back featuring a beautiful rose window, whilst the pulpit occupies a central place on the raised platform at the front, with the communion table positioned below it.
The Chapel is home to Laugharne Congregational Church and also hosts the Corran singers. This year, for greater variety, we have invited some local artists to join us in a display that will showcase some of what the wider community has to offer alongside various aspects of our church life. Light refreshments will be available periodically through the times that we are opening.
Laugharne English Congregational Church (The Chapel), King Street, Laugharne Carmarthenshire SA33 4QE
From the East, follow the M4 to Junction 49, there joining the A48 to Carmarthen. Continue on the A40 (signposted Fishguard / St Clears). Take the A4066 exit towards St Clears. Turn Right onto High Street (A4066) and continue over the bridge, through Cross Inn, down into Laugharne then up the hill to the Chapel (on the left). Parking can be found either on the street outside or further down by the foreshore.
From the West, follow the A40 towards St Clears. At the roundabout take 1st exit onto Tenby Road (A4066), right at the traffic lights onto High Street (A4066), right at the next T-junction (crossing over the dual carriageway), then continue as above.
By public transport (Monday to Saturday) – take the train to Carmarthen then bus to Laugharne:
Buses depart Carmarthen train station 11.10am / bus station 11.20am, arrive Laugharne 11.54am Also from Carmarthen bus station: Depart 1.10pm, arrive Laugharne 1.35pm Buses arrive at Laugharne Grist. From there walk up the hill past the castle and the Brown’s Hotel and the Chapel is on your right.
Depart Laugharne 12.27pm, arrive Carmarthen bus station 1.00pm Depart Laugharne 2.22pm, arrive Carmarthen bus station 2.55pm / train station 3.00 pm Depart Laugharne 4.57pm, arrive Carmarthen bus station 5.30pm
There are two steps up from the pavement to the chapel grounds and three more steps into the church itself. The balcony is not accessible to the disabled but in any case balcony access is not essential to enjoy this event. For further information regarding access please contact the minister, Rev Carys Butler, on 01994 427269 in advance of the event.
Please note there are currently no toilet facilities available on site.