New Tredegar Primitive Methodist Chapel (1905)

The pastor reported - 35 New Members and 21 Inquirers. Many of the inquirers will shortly be received as members. More conversions expected. From, 'The South Wales Daily News', 7th January 1905.

The united meetings of the churches of New Tredegar and district were continued on Monday. There were about 50 converts on Sunday in the churches of New Tredegar, Cwmsyfiog, and Brithdir, and in addition 13 at the annual meeting of the young Men's Christian Endeavour Society, at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, where the Rev. H. Owen, Cardiff, officiated. The last meeting of the series was held at Carmel Baptist Chapel, and an overflow meeting had to be held at Uchdir Congregational Chapel. Carmel was inconveniently crowded, and considerable commotion existed, whereupon Miss Katie Morgan earnestly appealed for proper behaviour. The commotion becoming greater, Mr Evans appealed for silence, and threatened to leave the edifice unless silence was procured. Not a few were smiling mockingly at his attempts to secure silence. He read a chapter from the prophecy of Ezekiel, which be stated was a chapter to which the Spirit had led him in answer to his question which he offered during the day as to the cause of their non success at New Tredegar. Members and elders of the churches in this day were guilty of the same sins attributed to the people of Judah, and he invited the congregation to fall on their knees in repentance and consecrate themselves anew to their Christian vows. Sam Jenkins started a hymn, but Mr Evans again desired the whole congregation to kneel. Several acquiesced in the request. Asking the question —How many of those present were willing to carry this meeting in prayer to the Throne of God to-night? Nearly all rose in response, and a number again knelt and prayed for the success of the meeting. Then for some time there was continual flow of prayer and praise. The earnestness of Mr Evan's supplications so overtaxed him that he broke down and leant in silence across the front of the pulpit for some time during which "I need Thee, oh I need Thee" and "Throw out the life-line" were effectively sung. The proceedings for the rest of the evening were most animated, and at the close of a three hours' session from 50 to 60 converts had given in their names. The new converts and all the young people were invited to remain for a further meeting after the general body had dispersed, and several hundreds remained behind.

From, 'The South Wales Daily News', 31st January 1905. 200 new members added to the town as a result of a mission. From, 'The South Wales Daily News', 3rd February 1905.

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