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Oct 5, 2014

English-medium worship in Risca

Risca lies in one of the most Anglicised areas of Wales, but in the early 1850s it was impossible for settlers from outside Wales to worship in a chapel where Welsh ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

was not the main or sole language. Bethany Baptist Chapel was built to provide English-medium services. Baptisms by immersion in the river Ebbw continued long after the building was brought into use. To see an early photo of such a baptism, and read more of the chapel's history, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the noticeboard near the chapel's entrance. Or click here