St George's Methodist War Memorial Church

Tonyrefail

St George's War Memorial Church, Tonyrefail, South Glamorgan
St George's War Memorial Church, Tonyrefail, South Glamorgan
George Kendall OBE 1915
George Kendall OBE 1915

In 1925 Rev George Kendall OBE, an English Senior Military Chaplain and Primitive Methodist Minister, decided to build a Church as a War Memorial. Rev Kendall served with many divisions including the Welsh division. Attached to the 53rd Welsh div post war, Rev Kendall had wanted to build a personal memorial to all the soldiers and officers who died in the Great War, many of whom he buried.

The land in Mill Street was donated by the owner, as was much of the building material. Local coal mining families and Tonyrefail residents donated w

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  • As a past member of St Georges Tonyrefail and a decendant of one of the original members I was interested to hear the RCT council is closing the Centre I understood the ground and building was only to be used for the benefit of the community and it is now a war Memorial for WW1

    By Pat Jones (11/02/2018)
  • Pictures of the plaque and its unveiling in June 2015 can be seen here.

    By Jill Barber (08/10/2015)
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