Hall Street Methodist Church, Llanelli
Victoria Rd Click Here)
Hall Street is a landmark church with a very
significant history. It is a Grade 11 listed building,
"designed as an elaborate Gothic chapel by an
architect said to have led the Wesleyan church into
the path of the Gothic Revival" (P.Holden, present
Architect leading the proposed redevelopment).
The first phase of construction was completed
in 1856 and was designed by James Wilson, architect of
Bath. The second phase (1870) of Transepts and Alter
apse are attributed to James Wilson but may have been
carried out by his son, also an architect who married
into the 'Buckley' Family. Rev. James Buckley combined
his clerical calling with the founding of the famous
The tower and spire were designed by local architect
W. Griffiths, and were completed in 1896.
Within the nave, Wilson has created a
wonderful baronial hall framed by ranks of braced
scissor trusses supported on moulded timber brackets.
The church is used for weekly services,
including funerals and is in demand for weddings and
baptisms. There is a prayer group that meets monthly,
a weekly fellowship meeting and other ad hoc events.
Sunday services have a breadth of worship style.
There is a hall at the side of the church,
which is used constantly throughout the week for
meetings and community activities, including art
classes, quilting classes, drumming, silk painting,
mens’ working party, and Cor Curiad Ladies Choir.
The church is fortunate in having an
excellent childrens' and youth leadership team -there
is a Sunday Club, CHAT group for teenagers, and a
Junior and Senior Youth Club. All are welcome.
Combining the need to preserve this wonderful
church, to bring it up to the Disability Act
requirements, and to build on our community work, we
have employed an Architect who has prepared plans for
redevelopment. The first phase of this development,
the roof renovation, was made possible by raising
£250,000 through fundraising by the members and
A new and exciting phase in the church's history is
underway, and we pray that the journey, though a
complicated one, will be successful. Much will depend
of course on funding; the church has been very hard at
work fundraising, but additional grant aid will be
required for our ambitious scheme.
You will find Hall Street Methodist church to
be friendly and welcoming. Do come and see us.
Sunday Morning Worship 10.30am (with Sunday
Club for children) at Hall St
Evening Worship 6pm at Victoria Rd Church
ALPHA COURSE is run
LADIES FELLOWSHIP - every Wednesday
at 2.15pm in the Church
POWERHOUSE (prayer group) - 1st
Monday of every month 7-8pm in the Church.
CHAT GROUP - Youth House Group meets
fortnightly on Sunday evenings 7.15pm. Please call for
MENS’ WORKING PARTY – every Tuesday
at 9.00am in the Church
YOUTH GROUP - Fridays through school
term. Juniors age 5-10 from 6.00-7.15pm and Seniors
age 11-16 from 7.30-9.00pm in the Church Hall
SUNDAY CLUB - informal Sunday worship
for babies, toddlers and children of all ages at
10.30am in the Church Hall
HALL STREET HAND JIVES PUPPET GROUP –
please call for details
The Church also has a very active singing and music
group that meets and performs throughout the year –
please call for details
For more information about our Churches in Llanelli
and the activities that take place there please
contact the Minister Revd Ian Waugh on 01554 772474.