Built in 1838

The Chapel

Capel Cefn-y-Waun Welsh Calvinist Methodist Chapel was built in 1838 on the site of a former school, but later rebuilt in 1868 by E. & R. Jones of Llanwnda to the design of R. Davies of Bangor. It is in the Romanesque style, built from rock-faced snecked stone with buff ashlar dressings, and topped by a slate roof. The chapel is entered via a pair of round-headed doorways in the front gable elevation, which has three bays with giant pilasters, a pedimented gable, and Lombardic cornice and oculus. The central bay has a large wheel window of 10 lights. The outer bays have pairs of round-headed windows with oculi and semi-circlets. The side bays are of two storeys, with six bays of round-headed windows, slightly taller to the upper storey. The rear elevation has a Lombardic cornice and oculcus.

Within the church is a fine ceiling with classical cornice, moulded panels and roses. There is a three-sided gallery with panelled front mounted upon iron columns with Corinthian capitals. The box pews form two aisles, in front of which is a panelled pulpit with heavy cornice and flanking curved stairs.

Source: http://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/6938/details/cefn-y-waun-welsh-calvinist-methodist-chapelcapel-cefn-y-waen-deiniolen

Cefn y Waen Capel was built by local quarrymen in 1838. Before the chapel was built the local people held their services either in local farmhouses or in the open air. In 1867 the chapel was worth £2,100 but the chapel also had a debt of £2,100. The first minister was Rev. W. Rowlands.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deiniolen

Modern history

Liam aquired the Chapel at auction in 2010. Subsequenctly planning permission was obtained and Liam has been rennovating both Chapel and attached Vestry. He was originially living in the Vestry when he started Astral Dynamics but in 2013 removed all temporary constructions there to install a permanent concrete floor. Since then he has been living in the Chapel while vestry rennovation continue. In 2018 a timber frame floor has been installed in the Vestry

After buying the Chapel and starting Astral Dynamics, an entirely bootstrapped software company. From there the whirlwind adventure began. In 2014 the company won £440,000 for a project to digitise patient records using mobile devices, this was turned into a seperate company in 2015. Liam learnt some hard lessons about doing business, and while the project was a success he ended up loosing a lot of money without getting a stake in the product he created. After a period of self-reflection Liam decided to do what he most believed in. At the end of 2016 he begin collaborating with Michal to establish Astralship.org. Placing their combined vision, energy and experience into creating a powerful and ambitious vehicle for Innovation Facilitation.

Now a new Chapter is beginning...