Llanishen Methodist Church facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLlanishen Methodist Church
The church in 2006 with the later schoolroom at left.
|Denomination||Methodist Church of Great Britain|
|Heritage designation||Grade II|
|Designated||31 March 1999|
|Groundbreaking||9 September 1900|
|Number of floors||2|
|Circuit||Cardiff and Caerphilly|
The church can trace its origins back to a Religious Society in the 18th century, the existence of which predated the visits of John and Charles Wesley in 1740–1742. The Society at first was small and had no resident place of worship. They initially met in members' houses and also made use of barns in what was then a rural village. The congregation had no church of their own until 1856, when their first chapel was built. After the opening of Llanishen railway station in 1871 the village began to develop and new housing was built, leading Llanishen to begin to transform from a village into a suburb of Cardiff. In response to the potential increase in congregation numbers, the Roath Road Wesleyan Methodist Circuit planned a new chapel for Llanishen (a new one in Birchgrove would soon follow), with the founding stone being laid in 1900. The 1856 chapel was closed once the replacements were built, though only four people transferred to the new Llanishen chapel. At a later date in the 20th century a prefabricated schoolroom was added, which is still present.
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