Libanus Chapel in Llansadwrn is a beautiful building with an interesting history
The old chapel is now managed by the Welsh Religious Buildings Trust. It was the first chapel they took on.
The Baptist Cause
Built in 1841 and tucked away in the westward corner of Llansadwrn this building is the second chapel built by the local members. The stream in Waunclynda was used for baptisms for the members in Capel Soar, Llandybie and this group went on to build two chapels.
The first chapel was built in 1790 and it served both the local Baptists and Methodists with a wattle screen between to separate the congregations.
The present chapel was built in 1841 by the chapel members.
The school room behind is above the old stable block. Sadly the floor up here is too dangerous to walk on but there are a number of artifacts from the days is was used as a school room.
Did you go to services at Libanus?
We would love to hear your stories of the chapel which closed in 1998. Did you go to services there? Do you remember any stories about the chapel?
We will be doing a cleaning day there soon and we would like to open the chapel up regularly for use by the village. The Welsh Religious Buildings Trust are keen to see the building used to ensure that it doesn’t decay.
Please do get in touch if you are interested in getting involved.