FROM the Archive this week features Weston Hill in Barry.

The English Congregational Chapel in Weston Hill was opened on December 17, 1900.

The movement to open a church was led by several families and individuals in Cadoxton from 1891 as they wanted a spiritual home.

The iron chapel in the photo was removed from Barry Dock to make way for a permanent building and planted on Weston Hill.


From the Archive: a church in need of repairs

From the Archive: an evangelical son

From the Archive: St Helen's RC Church

Dismantling and reusing existing iron churches was not unusual in the Barry District and this iron church had previously been used by Tabernacle and in Tynewydd Road.

Several ministers from the district took part in the inaugural service in 1900 in the recycled chapel - including Rev. J. Mydyr Evans from Barry Dock and ministers from Cardiff and Penarth.

At the invitation of Alderman J.C. Meggitt J.P. following the opening service a number of ladies and gentlemen sat down to afternoon tea.

The Barry & District News would like to thank Cllr Shirley Hodges for the photograph and information.

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