An early 19th century Baptist church built for the growing population of the iron making town of Rhymney. It is a 2* listed building with Cadw. The church is one of the largest chapels in the area and the famous minister John Mathetes was a minister in the mid 19th century. It remains open today, as the United Welsh Chapel, for Welsh language services for the community.
A guided tour of the chapel will take place together with a display of relevant chapel records such as the register and members' records. A harp recital will be held in the vestry together with an afternoon tea for members of the community. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the history of the church and its relationship to the heritage of the local area.
Address - Penuel Baptist Church, Cambrian Street, Rhymney, NP22 5ER.
Regular bus services from Merthyr and Tredegar. Very close to St David's church on the High Street. Chapel situated above the Farmer's Arms public house.
Access via vestry with a disabled ramp into the main building. There is a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities on site.