David Morgan's Chapel (1857-1883)




A correspondent from Yspytty says:—" We are about to make another attack on the ungodly world, and resolve in the strength of the Lord to persevere and to conquer until there shall not be within our district a single ungodly person. We hope to see the day when Holiness unto the Lord' shall be written over the public-houses, instead of the Lion,' the Bear,' &c., /ix. They have already been the target for our arrows. They are nearly empty from morning until evening, and the landlords are beginning to complain. One of them remarked lately in conversation, ‘This revival occasions me a great loss.' Oh,' said another, this will soon pass away.' What will that avail,' was the reply, ‘when I now lose twelve pounds every month.' A land­lady once went to the Rev. D. Morgan to ask why he had warned the people against coming to her house since she had a regular licence from the Government. She was, however, soon silenced, and even brought to acknowledge that the traffic in drink was to come to an end."

From ‘The Welsh Revival’ by Thomas Phillips.

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By the time you read this Ysbyty Ystwyth, the centre of one of the most powerful revivals ever in the UK, will have no places of worship. This Chapel was sold and then the developer ran out of money, leaving the scaffolding up and the place in a ruinous state. The larger Chapel that was built as a result of the revival has long since made way for houses and the Church of the town is to be developed or knocked down.

The revival ended by 1861 and by the end of 1860 David Morgan's anointing had gone too. He spent the remainder of his years a respected pastor who looked after his flock.