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Ty Hen Gapel John Hughes / John Hughes Memorial Chapel

Built in 1800 as a Calvinistic Methodist chapel, the adjoining cottage became the home of the Revd John Hughes, who was licensed to teach by the Revd Thomas Charles of Bala (founder of the Bible Society), and became one of his itinerant teachers and a powerful preacher.

John Hughes' original pulpit still remains in the chapel. Ann Griffiths, Wales' greatest female hymn writer, worshipped at this chapel.

It was also where Ann Griffiths, Wales' greatest female hymn writer, worshipped after her conversion from Anglicanism.

After the chapel moved premises in 1865, the building fell into disuse and disrepair and was used eventually (1927) as a wheelwright's workshop: wheelwright tools and benches are on display today.

Rescue and restoration began in 1983 and the Chapel reopened as the Centre for Christian Unity and Renewal in 1995. John Hughes' original pulpit still remains in the chapel, with artefacts representing all Christian traditions and a Shalom table.

Additional visitor information
Minibus access. Coach access to bottom of lane only.
Contact the Custodian for details of retreats– accommodation available. 

At present the roof leaks and an appeal website has been set up:

Also nearby
Powys Castle in Welshpool. Sycharth Castle 16 miles away near Oswestry and Pentre Llifior Methodist Church, Berriew, 8 miles away.

Centre for Christian Unity and Renewal Pontrobert
Powys SY22 6JA

Easter to end Sept: Tuesday–Thursday 2pm–5.00pm.

Custodian: 01938 500631.

Getting there SATNAV: SY22 6JA OS: SJ108128
Car: 10 miles from Welshpool. Approach Pontrobert on the A483 (Oswestry to Dolgellau Road). Take the A458, after 2 miles straight, turn right at T-junction by parish church. Turn right up short hill and take second lane on left.

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