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Mount Zion Minute Books Part 2 1874-1882


 1874 February 4 Church Meeting

1st It was proposed by H?. Edwards, Seconded by J?/L?. Morgan to receive the Resolution made by the Church in this place on the 16th day of April 1856 in reference to burying on Lords day that no Funeral shall come into this Chapel or yard in future on Sundays except in case of a pestilential decease wich could not be done on the Saturday evening nor left till the Monday.

2ndly It was proposed by Francis Morgan Seconded by J Edmunds that James Morgan be appointed to Clean and tidy the Chapel yard and graves in this place.

And for the family of the Buried to pay and if not that the Church Charge for the burying ground in future.

3rdly It was agreed to make a Collection to the support of Pontypool College on Lords day February 22ndand that the president send a Student to solicit the same.

4thly.

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

1874 March 6th Church Meeting

1st It was proposed by Rev J. Tucker Seconded by J. Edmunds that Brother J Edmunds that Brother John Morgan be appointed deputy Treasurer to receive subscriptions for the payment of James Morgan for work done at the Chapel yard and pay the same to Treasurer.

2ndly Proposed by J. Morgan Seconded by John Edmunds that the Church have matting to put on the aisle up the Chapel and also up the stairs etc.

3rdly that the Candidate for Baptism Hannah Lloyd be Baptized next Lords day March the 8th and received into Church fellowship

4thly It was resolved that at the next Church Meeting the Chief Topic for Discussion will be the Appointment of Trustees over this place of worship

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

1874 April 1st Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that Brother John Edmunds’, Sister Maria Morgan, in reference to Cleaning the Chapel and that she be appointed to that office at the next Meeting

2ndly that the two Sisters Abigail Llanwarne and Esther Williams be excluded from Communion and Church fellowship in this place in consequence of bad conduct to Brother Francis Morgan

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

1874 April 29th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed at this meeting that Maria Morgan be appointed to the office of Cleaning the Chapel and that she be paid one shilling per week renumeration

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

1874 June 24th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Sum of five shillings as Burial fees for burying all that’s not Members at this place shall be paid to the officiating Minister

2ndly that the Annual teameeting will take place here on Thursday the 23rd day of July 1874

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

Amount received in Connection with the teaparty held in this Chapel on the 23rd day of July 1874

Received at the Door £2.8.6

Presented by Mr John Evans “.4.6

Received for tea  “.1.6

From tickets Sold  21.3.0

Presented by Mrs Tucker “.0.6

   £23.17.10

The account of the teameeting held July 23rd 1874

Mr Jones’ Bill

50 Currant Cake 202@6 5.1.0

11 Seed cake 33 @ 9 1.4.9

16 Bread   “6 8.0

5 Tea 5”3/4 16.8

5 Sugar 30”4 10.0

   £8.0.0

Paid J/T? Morgan & son one day 6.6

“ for Butter 8bs@1/8  13.4

“ for use of Teathings  2.0

for Printing tickets  6.0

   9.7.10

Balance in Treasurers hand 14.10.0

   “23.17.10

September 16th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that Our Sisters Abigail Lanwarne and Esther Williams be restored to Communion and fellowship in the Church

Signed H. Williams (Sec)

1874 November 11th Church Meeting

the following is the expenditure wich have been made in the Enlargement of this Chapel in the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and seventy three. And also the painting done in One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy four

Paid F. Morgan for Masonry Work etc 68.9.2

“ R. Paine for Priest?? Stone  4.10.0

“ C. Arthur for Blacksmith work  “.6.0

“ J. Arthur for Paving stone  “.8.0

“ J. Burgoyne for Bricks   2.1.0

“ Prosser & Jenkins for Lime  “.16.6

“ J. Williams for fire Bricks   1.2.0

“ Davies & Sandbrook Nails etc  1.4.11

“ P.P.S.JH. Co? for lime  2.0.6

“ Railway Carriage for Timber  15.6.7

“ Mr Fowler for trimmings for pulpit “.10.0

“ F?. Thomas for Carpenters work Seats etc 43.14.3

“ Roberts Painter Usk for Painting  2.11.6

“ Mr Perry Painter Pontypool Painting Chapel 11.10.0

“ Mr Aimes or Grimes? for Table Cloth  1.3.7

“ The Hauling which was done gratis wich

 is estimated at   40.0.0

 Extras    2.2.

    £200.0.0

1874 December 9th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the two Candidates for Baptism Anne Leonard and Margaret Jane Norris be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship

2ndly The account of Money Collected by Subscription by Brother H. Williams for buying a Clock & Lamp amounting to £6.19.0 have been examined, the Clock 4.4, the Lamp 2.15 (Total 6.19.0)

Signed Henry Williams

1875 February 3rd Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Church pay the Interest for the twelve month due on the  day of  1874 on the Chapel debt the sum of One pound Nine Shillings

2ndly That Francis Morgan be paid for his time and trouble in connection with the painting the Chapel

Three days @ 5/0  £0.15.0

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1875 March 3rd Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the two candidates for Baptism William Matthews and Ellin Taylor be Baptized next Lords day March 7th and received into Churchfellowship in this place.

2ndly It was unanimously agreed that this Church Commemorate the Lords death morning and evening on Communion Sunday in the future

3rdly Proposed by Brother F. Morgan

 Seconded by Brother J. Edmunds

 That Brother Henry Williams be appointed to the office of Deacon with the present Deacons

4thly Proposed by Brother J. Edmunds & Seconded by Brother H. Williams that Brother John Morgan be also appointed Deacon.

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1875 March 31st Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that we purchase half a dozen Bottles of Wine from Messrs Davies & Sandbrook for the use of the Church

2ndly It was also agreed to make a Collection for the Pontypool College on Sunday April 25th in this place.

3rdly At this Meeting, I being the treasurer of the Concert have made a present of the proceeds of the Concert amounting to the sum of three pounds to our Sister Mary Watkins of Cwmma coedypane in Consequence of so much family affiction

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1875 April 28th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Church Book be revised before the Association

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

 

1875 May 26th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that a Collection be made in this place in aid of the funds of Llangollen Baptist College on Lords day June 13th

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1875 June 23rd Church Meeting

It was agreed that our Sister Jane Jenkins be restored to Communion and fellowship in this Church

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1875 July 21st Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Candidate Sarah Williams be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship in this Church.

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

1875 Aug? 11th Church Meeting

The account of the Teameeting held at this place on 22nd day of July 1875 total received from tickets etc £20-6-1

The amount paid

 Mr Jones Bill for cakes etc £8-0-0

 Mrs Morgan butter 5lbs at 1/5    7-10

 Mr Hughes for tickets    4-6

 Mr Hallam for teathings    2-7

Balance for treasurer  11-11-2

    £20-6-1

Mr Jones Bill

 16 loaves Bread     8-0

43 Curr cake 201 @ 6??  5-0-6

10 Seed cake 33 @ 9  1-4-9

Tea 5@ ¾   16-8

Sugar 30@4   10-0

   7-19-11

At this meeting Anne Williams of the Greenmeadow Farm was Excluded from Communion and fellowship in this place for going to worldly places of amusements and opposing the discipline of the Church on the matter also that Louisa Williams be Erased from the Church Book for none attendance

Also that the Sister Caroline Crump be dismissed to Usk Baptist Church in Accordance with the desire of the Church there.

Signed Henry Williams (Sec)

Church Meeting December 8th 1875

1st It was proposed by John Edmunds Seconded by John Walkley that this Church invite Mr Ebenezer Davies to Deliver his Lectures on the 6th day of January 1876

2nd It was unanimously agreed that the Candidates for Baptism

Edward Rees

William Beavan

Emma Boyce

Emily Ann Powell

be Baptized next Lords day Dec 12th and received into Communion and Church fellowship in this place

Signed Hy Williams (Sec)

1876 March 1st Church Meeting

1st There is a letter received from our Minister Mr J Tucker reminding us of the promise made to him on the 6th day of November 1872 that a Salary of ten Shillings a week be paid him until the Chapel be Enlarged and the debt paid,

A copy of the letter received

Coedcae place

High St,

Ppool

Feb 1876

Beloved in the Lord I trust. I am not a follower of loaves & fishes & I hope you will not think me such, when I ask if it is not time the promise made me in the enclosed invitation be fulfilled. The fact that I have been so long with you for this Salary, in there? Reflects upon my Ministry or your appreciation of that Ministry, Trusting you & myself shall be God directed & God protected

I am faithfully yours in Christ

J. Tucker

At this meeting it was proposed by Bro John Edwards and Seconded by Henry Williams and unanimously agreed to offer the sum of three pounds per month for the future

Signed Henry Williams, (Sec).

1876 Church Meeting April 26th

1st It was unanimously agree by the Church that the following Candidates for baptism be Baptized next Lords day April 30th and be received into Church fellowship in this place.

Theophilus Jacob

Maria Arnold

Susannah Williams

Maria Sainsbury

2ndly that out Brother John Edmunds Senr (or could be Edwards Senr or Junr) who have this day been baptized by Our Minister be received into Communion in this place next Lords day

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1876 June 21st Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed at this Meeting that the Candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day June 25th and received into Church fellow in this place.

William Morgan

Lewis Watkins

Mary Humphries

Mary Elizabeth Lloyd

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1876 October 11th Church Meeting

1st. It was unanimously agreed that our Sister Elizabeth Williams who is a Candidate for Baptism before this Church be Baptized next Lords day October 15th and received into fellowship in this Church.

2nly Proposed by Bro Edward Morgan Seconded by Bro John Edmunds and unanimously agreed that this Church give an invitation to the Rev Joseph Lewis of Tredegar to take the Oversight or Pastorate of this Church and that one pound a week be paid him as renumeration for his services in this place.

Signed H. Williams, Secy.

1876 Nov 8th Church Meeting

The account of the Teaparty held the 27th day July 1876

Received from Tickets, Cake etc £23.1.6

Paid in Connection

Mr Jones Bill

Fruit cake

48 loaves 192 lbs 5/2 4.8.6

10 Seed 30 lbs 9  1.2.6

17 Bread  0.8.0

Total   5.18.6

Mr Griffiths Bill 

6 lbs tea 2/6  0.15.0

30 lbs sugar 4  0.10.0

Total   1.5.0

Mrs? Allen loan of goods  0.6.3

Mr Hughes Tickets  0.7.6

Ditto Prichard Handling?? 0.2.6

Mrs? Jones Bill for Sunday School party

24 currant 84 lbs 5 ½  1.18.6

8 seed 22 lbs 9  0.16.6

8 Bread   0.4.0

It was unanimously agreed that the Sisters Sarah Rowlands and Mary Jacob be past at the Lords Supper, not be permitted to commune until such time that they be reconciled to each other.

Signed H. Williams, Sec.

 

1876 December 6th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Sisters Sarah Rowlands & Mary Jacob who was at the last meeting agreed not to commune until they be reconciled to each other, it was agreed at this meeting that they be excluded from communion and fellowship

Signed H. Williams, Sec.

1876 December 13th A Special Church Meeting

The present meeting was called for the express purpose of appointing Trustees for the Chapel the former ones being now deceased.

1877 March 14th Church Meeting

At this meeting duly convened for the purpose of Electing and appointing Trustees for this Chapel. Present

Rev W Morgan, Usk, Mr Wm Thomas, Usk, Mr John Davies, Usk Mr John Edmunds, Mr John Griffiths, Mr George Griffiths, Mr Lewis Watkins, Mr John Morgan, Mr Henry Williams, Mr William Williams, Mr Edward Morgan, Master Arthur Morgan, Mrs Emma Morgan, Miss Hannah Morgan, Miss Elizabeth Williams

Proposed by John Edmunds

Seconded by Henry Williams that the Rev Wm Morgan be Chairman of this Meeting.

When John Edmunds, Henry Williams, John Morgan, William Stinchcomb, Wm Williams, John Griffiths, George Griffiths, Lewis Watkins and William Arthur Morgan were appointed Trustees and signed their names in the presence of William Thomas and John Davies both of Usk as Witnesses

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1877 April 25th Church Meeting

At this meeting Brother Thomas Jenkins was restored to Communiion and fellowship in this church.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1877 September 12th Church Meeting

1st At this meeting it was arranged that our young Brother Christopher Bryan be Baptized next Lords day and received into Communion and fellowship in this Church.

2nd That the renumeration for the Students in future be ten Shillings per Sunday in stead of Eight as heretofore.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1877 October 10th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that our Sister Mary Jacob be restored to Communion and fellowship in this place.

2ndly that the Collection for Haverfordwest Baptist College be made on Sunday the 28th day of October.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

The a/c of the Teaparty held August 1877

Received from Cake +c  1.17.7

    “     at the Door  1.16.9

    from Tickets  17.7.6

   21.1.5

Paid   8.19.5

   £12.2.0

Mr Jones’s Bill

No 53 Cur Cake 194 lbs@ 6sh 4.17.0

 12 Seed “  30lbs@9 sh  1.2.6

 17 Bread   0.8.6

   Tea 6lbs 3/0  0.18.0

   Sug 30 4 ½  0.13.3

    £7.17.3

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1877 October 31st Church Meeting

1st at this meeting Our Sister Hannah Lewis was restored to Communion and fellowship in this place.

2nd It was proposed by John Edmunds and Seconded by John Morgan and unanimously agreed to invite William Thomas of Forge Side Blaenavon to take the oversight of this Church

and also that the Church make an offer of one pound per week to him salary for his Services and if the Church can give a present at the end of twelve months

and also that he commence his Labour on the first Sunday in December,

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1877 December 6th Church Meeting

1st at this meeting our Sister Sarah Rowlands was restored to Communion and fellowship in this place and to take her place next Sunday.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1878 January 28th Church Meeting

It was unanimously agreed that Brother Jesse Davies Lower Cwmare and Geo Bryan be restored to Communion and fellowship in this Church and to take their place next Sunday.

Signed Hy Williams.

2ndly It was proposed by Henry Williams Seconded by Wm. Morgan that Brother William Williams be appointed to the office of Deacon with the Present Deacons

Hy Williams, Sec.

1878 March 28th Church Meeting

1st at this Meeting the following Candidates for Baptism are to be Baptized next Lords day and Received into Church fellowship in this Church.

Jemima Thomas

Mary Morgan

Elizabeth Roberts

2ndly that our Brother Thomas Williams who desires to be restored to Communion and fellowship in this Church, be restored at this meeting and be received into fellowship next Lords day

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1878 April 25th Church Meeting

1st that the following candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day April 28th and received into Church fellowship in this place.

Sarah Williams (deleted)

Anne Edwards

Anne Williams

Mary Jenkins

& Elizabeth Jenkins

2ndly that Henry Preston be Restored to Communion + fellowship in this Church next Lords day

3rdly that the annual Collection for the Support of Pontypool College will be made on Sunday the 12th day of May inst,

4thly that this Church form a Burial Board for the purpose of manageing the Burials in this yard in the future.

Signed Henry Williams

1878 May 22nd Church Meeting

1st the minutes of the last meeting being confirmed it was unanimously agreed that the following Candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship in this place.

Sarah Williams

And Elizabeth Williams

2ndly it was proposed by Henry Williams seconded by William Morgan and unanimously agreed that our Sister Hannah Lewis be Suspended from Communion and fellowship in this Church, until such times that she will come to reasonable terms with our sister Sarah Williams

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

1878 June 19th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that our Sister Eliza Davies (Cwmare) be restored to Communion and fellowship in this Church and to take her place next Lords day.

2ndly that our Annual Tea meeting be held on Thursday the 8th day of August, instant.

3rdly that the Chapel Anniversary be held on Sunday the 29th of September in aid of renovating the Chapel and that Rev D Davies of Newbridge be invited to preach the Sermons on that day.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

Church Meeting July 17th 1878

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Candidate for Baptism (Alice Pitt) be Baptized next Lords day July 21st and received in Church fellowship in this place.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec.

Church Meeting August 14th 1878

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Candidates for Baptism before this Church

Daniel Rees

Elizabeth Morgan

John Perrett, be Baptized next Lords day and received into fellowship in this Church

Signed H. Williams, Sec.

1878 Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that our Sister Ellen Gibbon be Restored to Communion and fellowship in this Church and to take her place next Lords day

2ndly that Mary Jacob be excluded from Communion and fellowship in this Church in consequence of Committing Adultery.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1878 Church Meeting November 6th Church Meeting

The account of the Teaparty held August 8th 1878

Received from tickets 20-3

Received at the Door 2-4

Provisions sold  0-18-5

Total   £23”5”5

Paid in Connection with same

Planks for Tables  7”3

Cleaning Chapel  4”0

Printing Tickets  6”0

Use of Tea things  4”6

One tin Bowl  3”0

Butter 10lbs @11/4  13”4

Mr Jones Bill

11 Seed Cake 30lbs/ 8 1/2 1”1”3

50 Cur   “ 190 1/5 1/2 4”7”1

16 loaves - @?  8

Tea ? 3/0  10

Lump sugar 30 0/4  18

   £7”4”4

Balance paid to Treasurer £14”2”0

Henry Williams, Sec

Church Meeting (December 4th Deleted) February 26th 1879

It was unanimously agreed that the Candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship in this Church

Mary ann Bryan and

Martha Jenkins

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

Church Meeting March 26th 1879

1st It was unanimously agreed that the following Candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship in this Church

James Morgan

Charles Watkins

Matilda Watkins

Sarah Lewis

2ndly Proposed by Henry Williams and Seconded by William Williams and unanimously agreed that our Brother William Morgan Junr Prescoed, be Excluded from Communion and fellowship in this Church,

3rdly the Amount of Proceed from Lecture delivered by Rev W. Rees Blaenavon on Manliness, Amounting to £3.3.3 was paid to the Treasurer

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

Church Meeting April 23rd 1879

1st It was unanimously agreed that the following Candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship in this Church,

William Watkins Coedypaen

Emmanuel Morgan Llanbaddock

Edwin Powell Petingale

Maria Morgan High Cross

MaryAnn Pryce New Inn

Elizabeth Evans Prescoed

2ndly It was unanimously agreed that our Sister Mary Lewis be restored to Communion and fellowship in this Church

3rdly that we invite the Student from Pontypool College to make the Annual Collection and receive the subscription in aid and support of the above College,

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1879 May 20th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship in this place.

Sarah Morgan and

Edith Jenkins

Signed Hy Williams

1879 August 15th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that William Jones of Monkswood the Candidates for Baptism be Baptized next Lords day and received into Church fellowship in this place

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

(Footnote) Lemuel Morgan Baptized Sept 16th 1879

1879 December 3rd Church Meeting

Received from the teaparty held in August last the sum of £11.3.4

2ndly that the students be paid 12s/0d in future for supplying the pulpit in this place.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1880 Feb 25th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that our Brother and Sister William and Hannah Maria Williams be restored to communion and fellowship in this Church and to take their place next Lords day

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1880 March 24th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that Our Sister Mary Humphreyes be restored to Communion and fellowship in this Church, and to take her place next Lords day

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1880 November 3rd Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that our Sister Clara Ann Morgan be Baptized next Lords day and received into fellowship in this place

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1881 February 23rd Church Meeting

1st proposed by Henry Williams and Seconded by John Edmunds and unanimously agreed that Brothers William Williams, Edward Rees + John Watkins be appointed to be Deacons in this Church with the Brethren already in office

Signed Hy Williams, Sec

1881 April 26th Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed that the Candidates for Baptism William Pitt, George Griffiths and Martha Arnold be Baptized next Lords day and received in Church fellowship in this Church

2ndly that the Church Book be revised before the next Church Meeting

3rdly that the Pontypool College be allowed to make the annual Collection in this Church in support of the College on Sunday the 8th day of May

4thly that Brother John Morgan be appointed Secretary of this Church in the place of H. Williams.

Signed Henry Williams, Sec

1881 May 22nd The Entry of the Account of the Teaparty held August 5th 1880

Received from Provisions Sold at Party  £.S.d

Received from Provisions Sold at Party  1-19-8

Ditto at the Door    1-9-0

Ditto from Tickets Sold    16-6-0

Total     £19-14-8

Amount paid in Connection with the Above Teaparty

Mr Jones Bill

Cur Cake 200 lbs 5 1/2    4.11.8

Seed “ 30 8     1.2.8

Bread     0.9.9

Tea 6 3/0     0.18.0

Sug 30 3 1/2     0.8.9

     7.10.10

Mr Hughes Printing Tickets   0.4.6

Mr Allen Teathing Loan  0.3.3

 21 Missing  0.5.0

 4 Cracked  0.1.0  0.9.3

Conveying Service?    0.1.0

Mrs Watkins 7 1/2 lbs Butter @1s, 4d   0.10.0

     8.15.7

Balance paid Treasurer    10.19.1

Total     £19.14.8

August 10th 1881 Church Meeting

1st. It was unanimously agreed at this meeting, to call the attention of the members to the state of the funds next Sunday, and to consider what is best to do as it is lowering so much

Also about having a collection to replace the money that has been advanced on account for Llangollen and Haverfordwest Colleges the amount two pounds.

The amount of the expence for the Quarterly Meeting that was held here on the 26 and 29 of July

£2.5.1

John Morgan, Sec

October 16th 1881

The Baptist Church at Glascoed to Mr Pugh, Student of Pontypool and Regent’s Park Colleges

Dear Brother

At a duly convened Meeting it was unanimously agreed to give you an invitation to become our Pastor, and to offer you one pound per week being the utmost that we can make at present, while waiting for your decision we hope and pray that the Divine Spirit will direct your mind to accept our invitation.

We are dear Brother, yours in Christ

Signed for the Church: John Edmunds, Henry Williams, John Morgan, Wm Williams, Edward Rees, John Walkley, Deacons.

 

To the Baptist Church (unclear)

Dear Brother & Sisters

Your invitation to me to become your pastor has now been with me a matter of thought and prayer. It might be said that six years training ought to claim for me a wider sphere of usefulness; and the necessity of removing might be urged against my accepting your Invitation.

Then on the hand the locality of the place seems to be most suitable to my Present state of health, and also the consideration that to be able to do a little good work is better than none at all, might be sufficient reason for taking to any sphere however small.

But above all these considerations there come to me the thought that your unanimous invitation is to me the voice of God, and with this thought which I feel to be paramount. I cannot but listen to the call & endeavour to make myself useful among you until providence shall lead me to a more useful field of labour.

Now it is my earnest prayer that we may be able to work together for the Master with one heart and mind; and that the Lord will make me a blessing to you and you a blessing to me, so that the little time we shall be together may be a happy time a time of refreshing from the Lord

I remain yours faithfully, John Pugh

Nov 30th 1881 Church Meeting

1st It is unanimously agreed to ajourn the time for to settle the ordination Service till next Church Meeting.

2nd That the Church Book be revised and that we have the contribution tickets to commence the first Sunday in the new year.

3rd That those which have left the neighbourhood, be advised to apply for their Letters.

4th That we have a prayer meeting in cottages once a week

5th It was unanimously agreed that Mary Jacob be excluded for false statements.

John Morgan, Sec

Dec 28th 1881 Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed to hold the first week in the new year a week for prayer, to be held at places decided on Sunday.

2nd that the settlement for the ordination service, to be decided on Sunday next the time and who to get for the occation.

John Morgan, Sec

Feb 22nd 1882 Church Meeting

1 It was unanimously agred that the ordination service will be held on Tuesday Feb 28th, when the Rev Edwards BA President, Pontypool College, Davies, Newport will preach at two o’clock and Evans Tabernacle and Tucker at six in the evening.

2. That the account book be read every three months.

3. That a collection be made a fortnight next Sunday to replace the money advance by the treasurer to Haverfordwest college.

4. That Catherine Rowlands be excluded from communion for neglect.

5. That 3 months be the time allowed by this Church for none attendance before such members be erased without having a just reason for absence.

John Morgan, Sec

May 17th 1882 Church Meeting

1st It was unanimously agreed at this meeting that Harriett Williams Pentwyn and William Bevan, Goytre, be erased for negligence.

2nd That the proceeds from the Concert given the New Board School be handed over by the Treasurer John Edmunds, amount £3.16.2

John Morgan, Sec

June 14th 1882. Church Meeting

1 It was unanimously agreed that the annual tea meeting will be held on the first Thursday in August.

John Morgan, Sec

November 29th 1882 Church Meeting

Received this evening the account of the tea meeting held at this place August 4th 1882.

Received from Tickets   £14.19.

Received at the door and for provision sold  2.19.1 1/2

     -------------

     17”18”1 1/2

Expences    8”4”9

Balance    £9”13”4 1/2

2nd It unanimously agreed that John Perrot and Margaret Lewis be erased for non-attendance.

3rd. That Martha Jenkins the Yew Tree and Jane Jenkins the Cross be suspended from communion until they are reconciled to each other.

John Morgan, Sec

Church Meeting Dec 27th 1882

1st It was unanimously agreed that Jemima Thomas be excluded for bad conduct.

2nd That we have the first week in the new year, a week for prayer.

3rd That we have a Missionary meeting the third week in January and a collection to be made towards the Mission.

4th That we have the envelopes next year.

5th That Criesharber??(unclear - name?) be paid 2/6 every year for to clean and keep the clock going in the Chapel.

John Morgan, Sec

Transcribed by Alistair Pitt from records photographed on 8th May 2009 at Gwent County Archives.