Cathays Methodist Church facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCathays Methodist Church
|Denomination||Methodist Church of Great Britain|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||5 April 2000|
|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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