History of Religion in Wales timeline
Find out more about the main events in the history of religion in Wales.
Archaeological evidence shows the existence of a variety of religious beliefs and rituals.
Roman gods and native British gods combined to produce religious hybrids.
Christianity eventually became the religion of the Roman empire.
With the Pope's blessing King William conquered England in 1066.
The Church was a pawn in the struggle between the native princes and the Marcher lords.
Under Henry VIII Wales and England left the Roman Catholic church.
The Restoration saw various Protestant sects persecuted.
Religious freedom for dissent was accompanied by a steady rise in literacy.
The beginning of the Methodist Revival in Wales.
Following the Methodist Revival, a second wave of preachers emerged.
Government reports on Wales portrayed a country of ignorance and moral laxity.
Chapel democracy gave Welsh Nonconformity.
The 'land of revivals' experienced its biggest one to date.
World War One saw a collapse of the old order across Europe.
All the major world religions have a presence throughout Wales.