Hebron URC in Holywell Museum

Revd Paul Robinson attended the opening of the chapel room in the Holywell Area Community Museum on Tuesday 4 July.

The museum received parts of the interior that were at Hebron Chapel, Mostyn, before its closure. Some of the pews and the pulpit have been incorporated into the chapel room. Both of these elements were installed at Hebron Chapel following the closure of Halendy Chapel. That chapel was demolished following compulsory purchase when the old village housing miners for the Point of Ayr Colliery was deemed unsafe.

Holywell Area Community Museum is right in the centre of Holywell and includes articles from across the area’s history, including mining, brass bands, the chapel, the NHS, and a traditional living room space.  There’s also a cafe and shop and it’s becoming a community hub. The chapel room was dedicated by the local Catholic and Church in Wales priests as a place of quiet reflection in the middle of the town.

The photos show Halendy and Hebron Chapels in photographs and art, as well as the chapel room. The two people stood by the pulpit are Joyce and Olive, previous members of Hebron Chapel, who now worship at St John’s Flint with Bagillt.