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WESLEYAMSM AT LLANDUDNO

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WESLEYAMSM AT LLANDUDNO MEMORIAL COLOINS UNVEILED. INTERESTING STATEMENT BY COUNCILLOR T. W. GRIFFITH. On Thursday afterncon a very interesting ceremony was performed in connection with the new Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, which is in course of erection in Lloyd-street, Llandudno. The old (building was somewhat primitive in style, and lacking in proper ventilation; and in view of the fact that almost all the religious communities in the town were providing hand- somer and more up-to-date edifices, the friends at Ebenezer, after a. great deal of deliberation, decided to emulate their example and act on the principle advocated hy Mrs Lloyd-George of obtaining a more artistic home for the worship of God. A building committee with the Rev D. Gwynfryn Jones as chairman; Councillor T. W. Griffith as hon. treasurer. and Mr W. A. Evans as hon. secretary, was appointed, the remaining members of the committee being Messrs R. D. Owen, Thomas Davies, Henry Williams, Wm. Williams, Pierce Jones, Evan Hughes. :Evan Evans, W. O. Wiliams, and S. A. Bart-lev. 'The services of Mr Beddoe Rees, of Cardiff, were se-cutred as architect, and, eventually, the contract was jet to Mr Thomas G. Huxley, of Malpas. The new chapel is of particularly ornamental design, in the English Renaissance style of I architecture. It stands next to the new* Llan- dudno Town Hall, and harmonises well with that building!. Ifu the front 16 a wide pediment supported by the six Ionic columns. The roof is surmounted by a. Jofty dome. The dnterior comprises a. circular chapel, under the dome, the entrances being on either side of the pedi- ment, and two large classrooms and vestries being formed at the corresponding corners of the square structure. In the chapel there will be seating accommodation for 400 persons, and an organ chamber is formed at the rear of the chancel. The dome lis supported by iron columns, which will to some extent interrupt ) the view of the chancel from the chapel. The oereanony on Thursday was to unveil the four columns supporting the chancel walls in the chapel, and the six Ionic columns1 in the facade of the building. A temporary floor was erected, and the- congregation assembled in the new ednfice for the finst part of the ceremony. The Rev D. Gwynlfryn Jones (pastor) presided, and the devotional services were conducted by the Rev iPeteT Jones Roberts and the Rev Evan Hjughos. Councillor T. W. Griffith (treasurer) made a statement with regard to the financial position I of the building fund. With the organ, the chape j would cost £4650. Two or three years ago a successful bazaar was held, which real- ised L1000 net, and afbout a year ago, one Sun- day evening, which would long he remembered among them, the church members promised eubecxiptions amounting to a total of £1018, to be paid by instalments over a. period off three years (applause). Oif that aanount JB550 had already been paid (applause). The North Wales Chapel Committee of the Connexion had promised a loan of £900 free of interest for ten years, to be repaid bv annual instalments of J590. They also promised a froe grant of £ 450. If the i5unde allowed, they also hoped, to receive LMO from the Million Guinea Fund. That gave a total in hand or expected of J35663, leaving a deficiency of £9B2. A special ap- peal was made to all friends olf the cause to help in meeting this deficiency. He hoped that as the result of the ceremonies of that day end the service in the evening they would re- I ceive RWO, but the minister (Air Gwynfryn Jones) hoped that they would get JB300 (laugh- ter and applause). The Chairman said the chapel was one of the finest i{or its sizeâit was not a large on.e--in iNorth Wales*, and he hoped that the people of Llandudno would lend a helping hand, inas- much as the btzildiiis waa an adornment of the town (applause). The Rev Dr Hugh Jones, speaking in Welsh, reviewed the history of W&sleyanism at Llan- dudno. The first Wesleyan chapel was erected at Llandudno in 1835, at a cost of £400, and for some time afterwards the memai»rs had- con- siderable tTorible in finding! money to pay the interest on the loans. They, however, perse- vered, and in 1874 a chapel was erected on the present site, at a co-st c<f J32000. That day .9 they were unveilung the memorial columns of I, another new chapel- He desired to congratu- late the friends upon the excellent manner in which they had worked, and upon their pro- spects of clearing the remaining debt (ap- plause). The 'Rev Thomas Hughes Liverpool, ex-pre- sident of the Wesleyan Assembly, also gave a short address describing the new chapel as adding to the beauty of the architecture of the town. The four columns in the chapel were unveiled' by Mrs W. IT. Jones, wife of the chairman of the Uriban District Council; Miss Nellie Evans ((Evans' Private Hotel), in memory of her father (the late Mr Wm. Evans) Miss Gwyn- et-h IBartley, in memory of her grandfather; and Mr T. C. Lewis, off Conway. After a I, hymn the people went outside and witnessed the unveiling of the remaining columns by Miss Pr itch ard, South Parade, in memory of her niece; Mr T. ilt. Jones, Penmachno, in memory of his wife; Airs Pierce Jones, Llan- dudno, tin memory of her mother; Mi&s Grace Hughes, Lltand-udno in memory of her mother Mr Robert Clay (for whom Mr W. Shadibolt acted i, and Mr W. Williams, Myrtle Htouse, the honorary clerk of the works. At the conclusion of the ceremony about 400 persons partook of complimentary tea in the adjoining schoolroom. The donations and collections received dur- in,, the day amounted to over £250.

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