1795-9? Twyngwyn, Monmouthshire. ‘After the departure of Mr J Morris to America, the good brethren Pastors Miles Edwards, Trosnant, Joseph Price, Blaenau Gwent, James Lewis, Llanwenarth, and William Harry Elias, the assistant preacher aforementioned, and others rendered valuable service to the cause; and it was in a very flourishing condition for some years. Many were at times overpowered by divine influence; some crying out in agony of soul; and others in such ecstasy of joy as to be unable to contain themselves,—jumping, clapping their hands, repeating hymns, and praising God for hours. During these years meetings were held at Bedwas and Caerphilly; and as the majority of the members were then residing in the said districts, about the year 1799 it was decided to remove the services from Twyngwyn to Caerphilly, and a dwelling house called Tonyfelin was fitted up for a meeting house, and duly opened for divine service in 1800, when Pastors John Hier, Bethesda, Bassaleg; D. Oliver, Ystrad, Dyfodwg, and David Richards the future pastor preached.’ [Gwent CRO MSS D 2174.178 pp.6-8; HBNC p.633-4]This information was kindly provided by Geraint Jones
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