My information is from ecclesiastical records and others may have more local
knowledge. However, the pre-1835 situation was that Robeston (aften
appearing as Roberston) Chapel was annexed to the parish church of Narberth.
Often curates were appointed 'to serve the English speaking inhabitants but
the same could occur in reverse since many clergy were not Welsh speaking.
This all applies to the Anglican Church.
From 'Parish Locator', I note that there were also Narberth (Bethesda)
Peculiar Baptist Chapel and Narberth (Moleston) Peculiar Baptist Chapel so
maybe one of these was established for English speakers. However, since you
refer to 'breaking away from the Church' presuambly you are talking
Anglican. That being the case, it wouldn't be likely to be a breaking away
as such but more likely an official alternative since such a chapel would
have to be consecrated by the Bishop. Many such chapels were set up in the
19th century so yours may well be outside my record period.
----- Original Message -----
From: "herman" <herman(a)erols.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 10:07 PM
Subject: [Dyfed] Narberth Chapel
I understand that there is a chapel at Narberth that broke away from the
original church to serve English speaking members. I wonder if anyone
anything about this chapel....how to access records or how to contact
Any help much appreciated.
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