Abertillery Primitive Methodist chapel

Somerset Street Abertillery NP13 1DP

Abertillery Central Primitive Methodist chapel
Primitive Methodist magazine 1924 page 678

The 1897 Primitive Methodist magazine reports that Abertillery chapel, which was the head of the Abertillery circuit, had been completely remodelled and accommodation provide for 250 more worshippers.

Coflein locates the chapel, called Tabernacle, on the southern side of Somerset Street, set back from the road between numbers 80 and 82.  We are told Tabernacle Methodist Chapel was built in 1876, last used as a chapel in 1975 and demolished around 1885 (which should probably be 1985).

The 1924 Primitive Methodist magazine writes it up as one of the  “notable Primitive Methodist churches”


Primitive Methodist magazine 1897 page 154-155

Primitive Methodist magazine 1924 page 678-680


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  • Thanks to Edward Royle for the information that
    “PSA = Pleasant Sunday Afternoon, which was an attempt to reach men who did not usually frequent Sunday worship. Details about it can be found in many standard works – e.g. K. S. Inglis, Churches and the Working Classes, pp. 79-85 (with useful references for further information). There was also in some places a PMA (Pleasant Monday Afternoon) for women!”

    By Christopher Hill (09/02/2024)
  • I’ve added an article from the series on Notable Primitive Methodist Churches in the Aldersgate Magazine of 1924, a time of crisis and energy for the society. Can anyone tell me what the PSA organisation within the society was?

    By Christopher Hill (01/02/2024)
  • I was the minister in this chapel from 1968-70. There were two services each Sunday, a midweek fellowship meeting and a youth meeting every Friday.

    By John Tindall (26/09/2023)

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