Trefriw (1816-1834)

1816 Trefriw. 40 added to church in a few months. Ieuan Glan Geirionydd one of the converts of this revival [MC iii. 192] 1820 A revival was reported in Trefriw, Caernarfonshire (HEAC iii. 314; W.G. Roberts, Ebeneser Trefriw: Hanes yr Achos Annibynol yn Nhrefriw o’i Gychwyniad hyd Mawrth 1935, Llandysul, 1940, p.30)

1828 Trefriw, Caernarfonshire. ‘In 1828 another powerful revival broke out, and the number of church members swelled. The shower reached as far as Brwynog and it is clear that William Griffith son of the “Pant” and Robert Roberts, son of Brwynog Uchaf, were the first two among the converts. (Robert Roberts was the son of Elin Jones, and was instrumental in starting the cause in Brwynog).’ (Roberts, Ebeneser Trefriw, p.30)

1828 Trefriw, Caernarfonshire. ‘By deaths, and some moving, and by the retreat of some others, the cause sank once again to a very low state; but in the year 1828, the Lord distilled again a gracious shower of rain upon his heritage; he manured it having become tired. At that time 40 were added to the number of the members within six months.’ (MC iii. 192) 1834 Betws y Coed, Caernarfonshire. ‘This is the account of John Jones Bryn goleu: “In the year 1834, a revival broke out in the house Nant bwlch yr heiyrn, and various were added to the churches of Trefriw, Capel Curig and Betws. The superintendent in the Sunday school was Richard Jones Bwlchgwynt, father of the Rev. E. Ffoulkes Jones. I remember my father, my father-in-law and myself being invited by him to a prayer meeting. It fell to me to read and give out a verse to sing, and there was impressive singing there too. I understood as I read the chapter that something great was about to happen, and that evening the dawn of the revival broke. There was in Ty’n llwyn a believing man and woman. The Sabbath prayer meeting was moved there in order to hold a seiat afterwards and receive the new disciples. Though there was no elder called by men, there was one called by God. In the meantime Hugh Jones, my brother-in-law, had been much cast down in his mind. My father asked me and Joseph Owen if we would do our best to get Ty’n llwyn that Sunday night, and those of Rhiwddolion went to the meeting. The house was remarkably full. Joseph Owen started, and there was old Hugh Jones starting to rub his hands. And my brother said to me,—’Well then, old Huwcyn and started to come to himself, he’s started grinding shot.’ And the old muscles started playing, and John Owen had a pat to the nape of his neck so that the fire was whizzing from his eyes. Through him the house boiled with praise, and that was a never to be forgotten evening for us all.’ (HMA v. 221) This information was kindly provided by Geraint Jones

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