Wern Independent Chapel - Ystalyfera (1905)

Ystalyfera has been strongly influenced by the movement. Prayer meetings are held nightly at all the chapels, and between two and three hundred converts are reported. The scene on Sunday at a communion service at Wern Chapel was striking. First, the women, then the young lads, and then the elderly people marched up the aisles of Wern Chapel to be accepted into church membership. The large congregation burst forth into praise, and many wept with joy. A converted driver asked why he looked on so patiently at the breakdown of his cart, said: “If this had taken place a fortnight ago I would have cursed enough to set every lump of coal afire, but that is now stopped by another fire burning within me.” Source unknown.

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