Pontrhydfendigaid (1823-1828)

There was a revival among the Calvinistic Methodists in Cardiganshire over a large geographical area in 1812. Ebenezer Richards gives an account of it in his ‘Family Register’:

March 1st. This being a LORD’s day we had Mr E. Harris of Pembrokeshire to Preach with us at two and at six but after prayer before the Evening Sermon before he named his Text a wonderful revival began which has since advanced in its glorious career – it began about the beginning of January at Lledrod – after that it broke out at Swythffynon and Bontrhydfendigaid – and on the above day poor Tregaron began to see the glorious dawn – it has since appeared at Llandewi-brefi &c.

NLW, CMA MS 14180: typescript of ‘The Family Register of Mary and Ebenezer Richards’, p. 2

1824 Pontrhydfendigaid, Cardiganshire. ‘In the year 1824, the region was stirred by a religious revival, the consequence of which was that 130 sought membership of the church, and because of this great success a new chapel had to be built. The third chapel was raised in 1827.’ (Canmlwyddiant Capel Rhydfendigaid 1859-1959: Braslun o Hanes y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd ym Mhontrhydfendigaid o’r Flwyddyn 1794 hyd 1959, 1959, pp.14-5)

1828 Pontrhydfendigaid, Cardiganshire. ‘In the year 1828, another revival broke out in the region, stronger than the previous ones.’ (J.J. Morgan, Dafydd Morgan, p.4)

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