Wales:- Religion and Religious Life


See also under Church History on this site

The Story of Non Conformity in Wales  - Addoldai Cymru (Welsh Religious Buildings Trust) is a charity set up to take into ownership a selection of redundant chapels that are historically and/or architecturally significant to the story of chapel building and Nonconformity in Wales and that are valuable to their local communities.

Welsh Bible 1588  (Search catalogue) The first Welsh translation of the complete Bible. On the NLW's  site

Yny lhyvyr hwnn  (Search catalogue) The earliest printed Welsh book, 1546. The National Library of Wales site. "The content of Yny lhyvyr hwnnr eflects the author's interest, especially his desire, arising from his belief in the need for reform in religion, to ensure that ordinary people learnt the basic tenets of the Christian faith....."

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Society of Friends in Wales, records  1659-1997

There follows a list of denominational magazines and historical periodicals published in Wales as shown in --Rawlins, B.J. The Parish Churches and Nonconformist Chapels of Wales: Their Records and where to Find them, Vol. One, Cardigan - Carmarthen - Pembroke. ;

  • Trafnodion Cymdeithas Hanes Bedyddwyr Cymru [Transactions of the Baptist Historical Society of Wales]
  • Y Cofiadur: sef Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes Annibynwyr Cymru [The Recorder : Journal of the Independent Historical Society of Wales]
  • Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes Eglwys Methodistiaeth Calfinaidd Cymru [The Journal of the Historical Society of the Presbyterian Church of Wales]
  • The Journal of Welsh Ecclesiastical History. Cardiff : Tair Eglwys Press [LDS GS 942.9 K25j]
  • Ymofynydd: Cylchgrawn Misol Cymdeithas Undodiad Deheudir Cymru [The Enquirer : The Monthly Magazine of the Unitarian Society of South Wales]. First published 1847-
  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd [The Treasury : The Wesleyan Magazine]. 1809-
  • Wesleyan Methodist Magazine. Published in London at the Wesleyan Conference Office. Before 1800
  • Seren Gomer [The Star of Gomer]. A Baptist magazine, 1818-
  • Y Diwygiwr [ The Reformer].Congregational magazine, 1835-
  • Y Drysorfa [The Treasury]. Calvinistic Methodist magazine, 1831-
  • Y Drysorfa Gynnulleidfaol [The Congregational Treasury]. 1843-1851
  • Y Dysgedydd [The Teacher]. Published by the Independents from 1821-