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Calfaria Baptist Chapel
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Location Bigyn Road, Llanelli
Country Wales, United Kingdom
Denomination Baptist
Founded 1887–88
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 3 December 1992
Architectural type Chapel
Style Romanesque Revival

Calfaria was one of the many Baptist chapels in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Established in 1881, the original chapel was a modest red-brick building which cost £500 and was opened in January 1882. Within seven years a new chapel was built, designed by George Morgan of Carmarthen. It flourished for over a century before closing in the early twenty-first century. The building is now derelict.

Early history

Calfaria chapel
The interior of the chapel

Founded in 1881, the first minister was James Griffiths, who moved to Calfaria, Aberdare in 1890.

Calfaria was much affected by the 1904-05 Religious Revival, during which a large number of prayer meetings were held. However, a prominent member was so overcome by the emotional impact of the Revival that he was removed to Carmarthen Asylum.

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