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1986 Churches and Chapels

 The predominant religion is Welsh     
 non-Conformism with a large number of 
 chapels scattered throughout the area.
 Although Llangennech has three        
 chapels, only one, the Welsh baptist  
 chapel comes within this block. It    
 also has a Church, and the Roman      
 Catholic faith also meet twice every  
 Sunday in the Church in Wales church  
 Hendy has four Welsh chapels, one of  
 which is nearly 300 years old. The    
 Church building itself burnt down in  
 1979, and parishioners now meet in the
 church hall nearby.                   
 Pontarddulais contains the greatest   
 number of churches and chapels and    
 these serve most denominations. Most  
 of the chapels have been established  
 for a number of years and the services
 are still mainly conducted through the
 medium of Welsh in most.              

Map of the area

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