Construction of Trinity Methodist Church began in 1899 on a wedge-shaped piece of land which had belonged to Woodland Farm. It replaced an earlier corrugated iron ‘Tin Church’which had been built there in 1887.

The main church was opened on January 2 1901 less than three weeks before Queen Victoria’s death. It was designed and built by a partnership of Cardiff architects Jones Richards and Budgen in the Victorian Gothic-revival style in grey-brown stone with bathstone dressings slate roofs and some shafts in polished granite.

The building has a cruciform layout with the altar at the east end and contains a high quality organ over 100 years old built by Norman & Beard Ltd. The stained-glass windows are the work of H J Salisbury.

A War Memorial stands outside the main door and was dedicated in September 1921 and an inscribed Roll of Honour is displayed in the south-western corner.

The church hall just beyond the church at the east end was constructed in grey stone with bathstone dressings and with dressings and quoins in yellow brick at the rear. The hall was built shortly before the church itself and from 1897 to the end of 1900 was used for the church services.

From about 1900, the hall, now known as Penarth Meeting Rooms, served as schoolrooms for many years but was rebuilt following a severe fire in 1997 and is now used for a variety of community events. Penarth Meeting Rooms are owned and controlled by the church but the facility is specifically made available to the community as part of its Christian outreach.

You can learn more about Trinity Methodist Church by visiting the church's website via the link below.

Trinity Methodist Church

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