The Chapel in Conwy: Overview

Capel Tabernacl or Tabernacl Chapel is the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel behind Gwynfryn B&B. Original built in the early 19th century with the entrance onto Chapel Street. In 1873 the Tabernacl was completely modified to as it is today. This included the grand entrance via York Place, the building of the attached Vestry and of Gwynfryn (being built as the home for the superintendent preacher). We can only presume the two stages being due to do with finances available when originally building the Chapel.
The Capel Tabernacl is a Grade II listed building in superb condition and is a truly outstanding example of one of the thousands of chapels built.

We were very sad to hear the Chapel in Conwy was to close in August 2011 but understood due to dwindling numbers of parishioners it was no longer viable. Due to our strong connection through Gwynfryn we immediately knew we had to rescue the Tabernacl from any would be major developers and link these two buildings back together. Over the next year or so we went through the amazingly drawn out process and were successful in buying Capel Tabernacl in November 2012.
We spent almost a year going through the planning stages with Conwy Council. Working extremely closely with the Council Conservation Department to achieve our aim. To keep the historical feeling and looking like the Chapel whilst creating a usable venue which will enhance the town of Conwy and attract more tourism.
After lots of support from our Town Councillors and many businesses in the town, in September 2013 we finally had our plans approved. Unfortunately we then discovered that there was no longer any grant funding. Over the next couple of years we searched high and low until we accepted we had exhausted all avenues in search of grant aid.
At the beginning of 2016 we made the decision to change our initial plans for the Vestry and instead we decided to create 4 B&B Rooms. Project Managing the works ourselves we started on the 8th February 2016 and after lots of hard work finally completed on the 5th August 2016, with our first guests arriving the same day.
Renovations started again in 2017 creating a multi-functional venue within the main Chapel area. We have retained all the original features including the balcony, organ, pulpit and have remodeled the ground floor pews into banquet style tables & seating. In addition to serving breakfast we now plan to start holding events which will include Medieval Banquets, Male Voice Choirs and many more. Events information and enquiries can be made here

The Chapel: In Pictures