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DAVIES , CHARLES ( 1849 - 1927 ), Baptist minister ;

b. at Llwynhendy , 3 Nov. 1849 , son of Daniel and Margaret Davies . He studied at the Graig Academy , Swansea , a grammar school managed by G. P. Evans (q.v.) , minister of York Place , Swansea , and was later admitted to the Baptist College , Llangollen . He was ordained in 1870 and accepted charge of Penuel , Bangor . In 1877 he moved to Liverpool to take charge of Everton Village Baptist church; in 1888 he followed Nathaniel Thomas ( 1818 - 1888 ) (q.v.) as minister of Tabernacle , Cardiff . Charles Davies was regarded as one of the outstanding preachers of his generation, noted for his saintliness and evangelical fervour. He published Cyfrol o Bregethau , 1910 , and was a frequent contributor to the denominational periodicals and to Y Geninen . He was elected chairman of the Baptist Union of Wales and Monmouthshire , and delivered the presidential address at Penuel , Rhymney , in 1899 . He d. 11 Jan. 1927 .

Sources:

  • Charles Davies, Caerdydd , Cardiff, 1933 (ed. J. Williams Hughes ), 1933 .

Author:

Rev. David Myrddin Davies, B.D., (1895-1980), Cardiff

Published date: 1959