History and Heritage

Reverend D T Davies
Jerusalem Chapel, Ystalyfera

The Reverend D T Davies was minister of Jerusalem Methodist Church, Wern Road, Ystalyfera from 1954 until 1957.

This article from the South Wales Voice 27th August 1954 announces the choice of a new minister for Jerusalem Chapel, Ystalyfera.


Rev David T Davies, Minister of the English Methodist Memorial Chapel Llandovery, has accepted a call to become the new Minister of Jerusalem Welsh Presbyterian Chapel Ystalyfera and Libanus English Methodist Chapel Glanrhyd Ystradgynlais.
He comes to Ystalyfera on 1st October. Formerly at Newton Montgomery, before going to Llandovery, Rev Davies is a native of Cross Hands. He is married with two daughters, both at school. His wife is very active in chapel activities.
Rev Davies succeeds Rev D R Beynon, who was minister in this area for 25 years and to whom a memorial tablet will be unveiled at the end of September.

This article fromt the South Wales Voice 22nd October 1954 features the arrival of a new minister for Jerusalem.


One of the largest congregations in the history of Jerusalem Methodist Church Ystalyfera gathered in the spacious vestry last Monday to welcome the new minister, the Rev D T Davies, his wife and family, with the traditional "Te Croeso" prepared by the Church's Sisterhood.
The gathering was fully representative of every section of the church and was composed of all ages, from 3 year olds to octogenarians.
Mr H J Powell JP treasurer of the church and senior deacon, presided and officially welcomed Mr and Mrs Davies and their two young daughters, Eiry and Gwenda. He was supported by several speakers among whom were Mr Emrys Williams secretary of the Church, Mrs Tal Lloyd, Mr T E Phillips headmaster Wern School and Mr Glyn Adams, all deacons; Messrs Daniel Jones Alltygrug, P Phillips, Ceriog Morris, Emlyn Davies, Idris Thomas, Councillor Alcwyn Williams; Mrs W T Hughes chairman of the Sisterhood and Mrs D Jones.
Mr and Mrs Davies each responded and thanked all concerned for their hospitality and the warmth of their welcome. Mr D T Rees officiated at the organ.


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