Born: Circa September 1850, Trefort, Glamorgan, Wales.
The Congregational churches of Wales were bitterly divided by the "Battle of the Two Constitutions", as it became known, whichlasted from 1877 to 1885. The dispute was between those who favoured the "old" constitution for the denomination's
Theological College in Bala, and those who wished to adopt a new one. R. Tudur Jones describes the dispute as one which rocked Congregationalism to it's foundations, with animosity, at times, on a personal level.
Tabernacle was deeply affected by the dispute, and in 1882 a large section of the membership left the church, and met on a temporary basis in the Town Hall. A new chapel was built, and was open… Go to person page >