About us

Addoldai Cymru (Welsh Religious Buildings Trust)  is a charity set up to take into ownership a selection of chapels  that are historically and/or architecturally significant to the story of chapel building and Nonconformity in Wales and that are valuable to their local communities. We aim to protect and sensitively develop a small number of Wales’ chapel buildings and currently have ten chapels from a variety of denominations located across Wales in our care. We are managed by a small team of staff and trustees whose vision relies upon the goodwill of local communities and interested parties. We aim to tell the story of Welsh chapels from their humble beginnings to becoming the building type described as the “national architecture of Wales” and to create an important legacy for the benefit of future generations.

To achieve this we need your help!

We have acquired ten redundant chapels across Wales and across denominations that are in need of major repair work. We continue to work to secure the funding needed for repair and development of each of our buildings and to identify new uses, returning them to the cultural heart of their communities. We rely on the goodwill of local people in order to achieve our aims. We need your help not only in trying to secure the necessary funding and to find new uses, but to tell the stories of these remarkable buildings.

If you have not already done so, please join the Friends of Addoldai Cymru. Your subscription will provide the Friends with a modest but very useful donation which will be used to support the Trust’s work. Your membership will also help us to demonstrate that the Trust has supporters across Wales and beyond. Membership is open to all and costs £10 a year.