Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, The Hayes, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Name: Tabernacle Baptist Chapel
Denonimation: Welsh Baptist
Note 1. Tabernacle Baptist Chapel was built in 1821, modified in 1842. rebuilt in 1865 and modified again in 1902. The present chapel, dated 1865, was designed by architects J. Hartland and Son of Cardiff and built in the Classical style of the short-wall entry type. Tabernacle is now Grade 2 Listed.
[Source: Coflein database NRPN 9291]
Note 2. Alfred Thomas, 1st Baron Pontypridd (1840-1927), was a member and deacon of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Cardiff. He was a Welsh Liberal Party politician and a staunch Non-conformist. Despite his busy Parliamentary career, he made every effort to attend the mid-week prayer meeting, and combined his Parliamentary duties with the post of superintendent of the Sunday School, which he held for a generation. His election as a deacon of Tabernacle was one of his most prized honours, being conferred on him by those who knew him best. He composed hymn tunes and was committed to the cause of gospel temperance. He was involved in the 1904-5 religious revival in Wales.
Photography (right): John Ball
Date: 20 May 2010
Camera: Nikon D50 digital SLR
Photography (below): John Ball
Date: 20 July 2017
Camera: Blackberry Classic smartphone