Erddig Hall Chapel
Places of Worship

Erddig Hall Chapel

Most large country house of Erddig’s age had their own chapel. The Erddig Chapel is first mentioned by John Loveday, a visitor to Erddig in 1726. He noted in his diary: ‘The Chapel is not [more]

Christ’s Church, Johnstown 1990

Christ’s Church, Johnstown 1990

Christ’s Church (chapel) was built in 1890 in the centre of Johnstown opposite the former Johnstown Shell Garage. A school was built before the chapel in 1881. It was originally Congregational by denomination but the [more]

St. Chads Church, Hanmer
Churches & Chapels

St. Chad’s Church, Hanmer

The earliest known documentary evidence for a Hanmer connection with St Chad is in the charter of Leofric, Earl of Chester AD 1043, (Thorpe’s Diplomatarium Anglicanum p.352) in which he bestows upon his newly founded [more]

Churches & Chapels

St. Mary Magdelane Church, Tallarn Green.

St. Mary Magdelane Church, Tallarn Green was first opened on 22nd October 1873, at a total building cost of £800 and dedicated to Mary Magdalene. The building of the clock tower was to commemorate Queen [more]

Churches & Chapels

St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Wrexham.

St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, Regent Street, Wrexham. WREXHAM is the Episcopal seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Menevia which covers all Wales with the exception of Gwent (formerly Glamorgan and Monmouth). St. Mary’s in [more]


Welsh Baptists at Salem Chapel, Penycae

History of Welsh Baptists at Salem Chapel, Penycae. It was before the year 1770 that the Baptists cause started in Penycae and it was started in a straw thatched cottage in Drefechan. The first baptism [more]

Y Groes Chapel 1845 - 1985
Churches & Chapels

Y GROES CHAPEL 1845 – 1985 Penycae

Y Groes is about 2 miles from Ruabon. It is part of a populous village. The lower part, that nearest Ruabon is known as Y Groes, while the upper part is known as Penycae. Before [more]

As it was!

Rhos Drunks upset the Chapel goers

Rhos Drunks upset the Chapel goers In 1892 a Vigilante Committee was set up at & meeting held in Rhos in an effort to combat Sun­day trading. Mr Isaac Smith was elected secretary. Most deacons [more]

Churches & Chapels

The Iron Church of St. Mary’s

A meeting was held at the National Schoolroom in Rhos in March 1878.  It was chaired by the Rev. J. Jones.  A resolution was proposed and carried unanimously in favour of purchasing an iron church [more]