Reverend Grenville Fisher
It is with great sadness we report the passing of our minister Reverend Grenville Fisher on the 19th of December. Over the last few months Grenville has fought serious illness and despite his fierce determination to keep going he passed away after treatment in Morriston hospital surrounded by family and close friends. The date for his funeral and a celebration of his incredible life and work in the service of Swansea communities is on the Friday the 19th of January 2024. The funeral service is to be held at Mynyddbach Chapel/the Calon Lan Centre at 1.30pm followed by cremation at Swansea Morriston Crematorium, 3.00pm.
Calon Lan Centre 2023
During the last year we have continued with refurbishment works in the chapel building and making it available for regular use. During lockdown the chapel has been used for a number of different choirs including Morriston Orpheus, Swansea Philharmonic, The Bach Singers , Grenville Singers, Swansea Samba Band and Swansea Concert Band. Some recordings have been made, click this link for performances by Bryn Terfel and others.
For 2022 subject to pandemic regulations the Chapel School Room and grounds will be available for public view and other expeditions which we hope to arrange. We have also been putting together an exhibition of the life and times of Daniel James. Extensive work has taken place on the grounds to give access to the family tomb of Daniel James.
We have also been carrying out extensive research into the published and unpublished works of Gwyrosydd some of which you can see in the extracts below.
A celebration of Daniel James
2020 marks 100 years since the passing of Daniel James who is laid to rest at the Calon Lân Centre, Mynyddbach Chapel in Swansea. As part of the festival, a special Summer Concert was scheduled to take place at the Calon Lân Centre on the 15th of May, featuring Dunvant Male Choir and more. Sadly this has since been postponed, however, as we near the end of lockdown in Wales, we are working towards a new date to celebrate Daniel James.
The Calon Lân project has been set up to maintain and encourage an understanding of our local heritage. The main aim of the organisation is to give communities a sense of belonging and identity using the history of the local area and the story of Calon Lân to bring people together. Mynyddbach Chapel is the home and burial place of the Welsh Bard Gwyrosydd who wrote amongst other things the words to the famous Welsh Hymn Calon Lân.