Carmel Welsh Congregational
Noddfa Welsh Baptist
Nazareth Welsh Methodist
Bethany English Primitive Methodist which only lasted for 9 years, the building being sold in 1882.
The Assemblies of God Pentecostal Mission Hall (originally the colliery ambulance hall).
The Salvation Army Citadel was located in what was originally Bethany English Primitive Methodist chapel which was eventually bought and converted to library and reading room.
Today, only St Andrews, which is used in place of St Mary's, and the Mission Hall are open for worship, whilst Nazereth Congregational Chapel, is now a private dwelling, all the others are now demolished.
It was not until 1920 that this occurred but, as can be seen from the following Merthyr Express newspaper reports feelings were strong in Wales, and Fochriw, long before that and resistance in Parliament was high
12 April 1890 Disestablishment On Tuesday 1st April, a disestablishment meeting was held at Fochriw, when a resolution was read to the effect - “That this meeting is in favour of the disestablishment and disendowment of the English Church in Wales, and that the endowments should be used for national purposes.” The chair was taken by Dr. Davies, Fochriw, and the following gentlemen took part:- Rev. Aldrman Davies, Rev. James Jones, Rev. D. Morgan and the well-known speaker, Mr. Matthews of Swansea, who supported the resolution with an abundance of strong arguements.
28 February 1891 The Disestablishment Question: Important Debate in the House of Commons The resolution before the House was “That as the Church of England in Wales has failed to fulfil its professed object as a means of promoting the religious interests of the Welsh people, and ministers only to a small minority of the population, its continuance as an Established Church in the Principality is an anomaly and an injustice which ought no longer to exist.” It was stated that in 1676, the Church of England in Wales boasted 391,297 adherents, and the Nonconformists only 10,960. The Church then claimed 96% of the worshipping people of the Principality. In 1801, they provided sitting-room for 223,730, and of these it might be safely said that 200,000 were never filled. The Nonconformist churches provided sittings for 115,107, but that did not take into account the open-air meetings, where people would assemble in thousands to worship. In 1851, the public worship census showed that while the Church of England in Wales provided accommodation for 263,953 persons, churches outside the pale of the Church of England provided for 599,520. Though Mr. Gladstone pronounced himself in favour of the motion, it was nonetheless defeated by 235 to 203 votes.