Over the last 30 years or so the two remaining chapels had fallen into a state of disrepair and were cordoned off for safety reasons. In 2009, Bereavement Services arranged for the roofs to be replaced and masonry repairs began.

The two Protestant Chapels c1900

2013 saw a donation to Bereavement Services from Landfill Tax and Keep Wales Tidy which enabled major restoration work to begin inside the chapels and in 2016 Bereavement Services launched a Crowd Funding site with donations received from funeral directors, the Friends of Cathays cemetery and a stone mason which finally got the chapels into a usable condition. A local Historical Society donated a large sum of money towards the bell tower refurbishment work which is still ongoing (Dec 2017). Funeral services have once again been held and since the chapels were licenced for civil ceremonies, a dozen happy couples have “tied the knot” so far!

Interior of the Renovated Chapel 2017

Future plans for the chapels include a “Visitor Centre”, exhibition space, training/meeting centre for groups and businesses to hire.