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Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru.

(History of the Welsh Independent Churches)

By Thomas Rees & John Thomas; 4 volumes (published 1871+)

 

Extracted  by Gareth Hicks from the CD published by Archive CD Books (Jan 2008)  - with translation


Penuel

(Vol 1, p 326)

" Mae y capel hwn etto yn mhlwyf Llanfaircaereinion, yn agos i Goedygarthlwyd. Bedwgwynion y gelwir y lle weithiau. Bu Mr. James Davies, Llanfair, yn pregethu llawer yma mewn tai annedd, a chedwid yn yr ardal gyfarfodydd gweddio ac Ysgol Sabbothol ; ac yn 1830, adeiladwyd capel Penuel, ar dir Mr. Hughes, Plascoch, Llangyniw, er mae prydles yw y tir etto, gan nad yw yr ardreth ond swllt yn y flwyddyn, y mae agos gystal a phe buasai yn rhyddfeddiant. Yr ymddiriedolwyr oeddynt Meistri James Davies, Llanfair ; John Jones, Main ; Samuel Roberts, Llanbrynmair ; John Jones, Gwynyndy ; Thomas Hughes, Llanloddian; Thomas Roberts, Tanyffridd ; Joseph Griffiths, Cyfrwydd ; Thomas Davies, Brynelen ; a John Lewis, Llanfair. Ffurfiwyd eglwys yma y flwyddyn gyntaf wedi agoriad y capel, ac y mae y lle o'r dechreuad wedi bod dan ofal gweinidogion Llanfair. Ni bu yr achos yma erioed yn gryf, ond bu yma o bryd i bryd ychydig o bobl ffyddlon yn gwir ofalu am achos yr Arglwydd. Bu Mr. Richard Herbert yn byw am flynyddau yn nhy capel Penuel; ac y mae yn deilwng o'i goffau fod yr hen frawd Thomas Hughes, Llanloddian, a'i deulu, wedi bod o help mawr i'r achos. Mae eangder cylch y weinidogaeth wedi bod yn anfanteisiol i'r lle bychan gael pregethu mor aml ag y byddai yn ddymunol ; ac yn enwedig i gael pregethu ar yr awr o'r dydd fwyaf ffafriol i gael cynnulleidfa."

Translation by Maureen Saycell (Feb 2008)

   "This chapel again is in the parish of Llanfaircareinion, near Coedygarthlwyd. The place is sometimes called Bedwgwynion(White Birches). Mr James Davies, Llanfair, often preached in houses in this area, and prayer meetings and a Sunday school were held as well, in 1830 Penuel chapel was built, on the land of Mr Hughes , Plascoch, Llangyniw , although the land is leasehold, as it is only one shilling(5 pence) per year, it may as well be freehold. The trustees were Messrs  James Davies, Llanfair ; John Jones, Main ; Samuel Roberts, Llanbrynmair ; John Jones, Gwynyndy ; Thomas Hughes, Llanloddian; Thomas Roberts, Tanyffridd ; Joseph Griffiths, Cyfrwydd ; Thomas Davies, Brynelen ; and John Lewis, Llanfair. A church was established here in the first year after the chapel was opened, and the place has been under the ministry of Llanfair. The cause was never strong here, but from time to time there have been some faithful people who have truly cared for the Lord's cause. Mr Richard Herbert lived in the chapel house, and it is worth mentioning that the old brother Thomas Hughes, Llanloddian, and his family, have been a great help to the cause. The large area that the ministry covers has been a disadvantage to this small place and preaching did not take place as often as desirable, and especially to have services held at a good time for the congregation."

 


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