Calfaria Baptist Chapel, Llanelli

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Calfaria Baptist Chapel
Calvaria Baptist Chapel - - 4080083.jpg
LocationBigyn Road, Llanelli
CountryWales, United Kingdom
Heritage designationGrade II
Designated3 December 1992
Architectural typeChapel
StyleRomanesque 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.[1] Within seven years a new chapel was built, designed by George Morgan of Carmarthen.[1] It flourished for over a century before closing in the early twenty-first century. The building is now derelict.

Early history[edit]

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, and prominent member was so overcome by the emotional impact of the Revival that he was removed to Carmarthen Asylum.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Calfaria Baptist Chapel". Images of Wales. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ "A Pathetic Result of the Revival. Llanelly Man Removed to the Carmarthen Asylum". Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. 2 December 1904. p. 2. Retrieved 21 June 2016.


Coordinates: 51°40′45″N 4°09′18″W / 51.6793°N 4.1550°W / 51.6793; -4.1550