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Cathays Methodist Church
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51°29′42″N 3°10′39″W / 51.4949°N 3.1776°W / 51.4949; -3.1776
Denomination Methodist Church of Great Britain
Status Active
Founded 1862
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 5 April 2000
Style Romanesque Revival
Completed 1890
Construction cost £5000
Capacity originally 850
Number of floors 3
Materials Pennant sandstone, Bath stone
Circuit Cardiff and Caerphilly

Cathays Methodist Church is a Methodist church (originally a chapel), located in Cathays, Cardiff. It is a Grade II listed building. It is part of the East Cluster in the Methodist Church in Cardiff and Caerphilly.


A chapel was originally set up in 1862, being located on Cathays Terrace, near the present site. At the outset, it had a congregation of only six people. This building was sold in 1883, and was replaced by a school chapel. The adjoining church followed in 1890. Its services were well-attended, with evening congregations of over 900 worshipers. The church originally had elaborate, bulbous turrets on its towers, though these are no longer present. The organ dates from before 1914. A modern glass porch was added in the early 1990s. In 2006, the building was re-ordered horizontally, with the sanctuary at the top, a large hall on the upper ground floor and three meeting rooms below this.

Owing to its proximity to Cardiff University, the church (like the nearby Church of St Andrew & St Teilo, Cathays and the Woodville Baptist Church, now the Woodville Christian Centre), is often attended by students. The 1883 chapel now houses a furniture store.

The minister is Alexis Mahoney.

In 2000, the church became grade II listed.

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