Capel Gerazim

To Alison Mayers,

Thank you for your letter. I looked in to the matter, I could have bought it for £2,000 but it turned out that our historic and much loved 1801 chapel was being auctioned in a pub in Newport because Mawr Development Trust went bankrupt. This is the most disgusting thing I have ever witnessed, so I tried to express my horror of the process through an englyn and a sonnet in both my languages. These are attached in my third book of poetry, being prepared at present. I have known Gerazim since childhood. It is one of the historic and important Baptist chapels in Mawr. It is built in the spirit of the earliest Christian church, founded about the year 50 A. D. by my ancestral cousin St. Eurgain ferch Caradog, influenced directly by St. Paul in Rome. There are clauses which assert that the interior and exterior of the chapel must be conserved, and the graveyard left undesecrated. At the same time we are told that it is ideal for a pottery. I suppose that people like this would turn the Pazzi Chapel in Florence into a bingo parlour. I would not have been able to buy it because I would have been out bid by some fat cat. Secular laws are needed to prevent such hideous destruction of our ancient civilization and the deepest of our human values. This type of thing is happening all over Wales. I will apply to join the chapel and oppose all changes to its original purpose.

Myron Evans

Arglwydd Glyn Tawe a Gw^yr,
Lord of Glyn Tawe and Gower.

In a message dated 29/07/2016 20:12:01 GMT Daylight Time

Hello,

I was wondering if you’d managed to buy Gerazim Chapel in Felindre. I saw it was up for sale and went to see it last week. Beautiful building and location. I always feel so sad when I see places like that sold off to people with different motives so hope that someone like yourself bought it to use for the reason it was built!

Anyway, very best wishes and hope you don’t mind me contacting you – I’m just really interested in what happens to the chapel next.

Thanks and all the best!

Ali Mayers
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