Capel Rhondda

Capel Rhondda was built in 1853 and rebuilt in 1886.

Hopkinstown, Glamorgan

Opening times

Sorry, there are no regular opening times for this church.


CF37 5RG

Constructed of Pennant sandstone in the Italianate style, this is where 'Cwm Rhondda', an unofficial Welsh national anthem, was first sung on 1 November 1907.

It was composed by local musician John Hughes, who was asked to write a hymn to celebrate the installation of a new pipe organ.

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Baptist Church

  • Repair Grant, £10,000, 2009

  • Our Repair Grants funded urgent repair work to help keep churches open.

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