Mynyddbach Chapel hosts the wedding of Tracy and Neil Stone for the first time in more than 30 years.
WEDDING bells have rung out from a Swansea chapel once more after a gap of more than 30 years.
Tracey and Neil Stone were married yesterday at Mynyddbach Chapel in Treboeth.
They are the first couple to be married at the historic chapel for more than three decades.
And fittingly for a chapel which is the final resting place of poet Daniel James — the author of Calon Lan — the happy couple begun married life with a rendition of the popular hymn, sang by pupils from Blaenymaes Primary School.
Tracy works at a teaching assistant at the school and was moved by the choir's performance.
The new Mrs Stone said: "It has been an absolutely brilliant day, it couldn't have gone better.
"I would like to thank the choir and the staff at the school.
"When we came into the chapel, the vicar welcomed us and they sung Calon Lan and then again when we signed the register.
"We came to the Welcome Inn for food once and we were talking about where to get married, looking at different places. I spotted the chapel and went to have a look around.
"I fell in love with it straight away.
"I spoke to Reverend Grenville Fisher and he said he could do it.
"The character of the place, it's so old, it's brilliant."
The couple, who have a 21-year-old son, Jordan, will be heading for a weekend in London to celebrate the start of their married life together.
Mr Fisher said the chapel was becoming a real place for the community to use again after it was saved from demolition.
"I think it would be more than 30 years since the last wedding," he said.
"We haven't got the records but it could be well over 35, 40 years.
"It is the oldest non-conformist chapel in South Wales.
"Around four or five years ago it was nearly closed due to a lack of membership and it was within weeks of being demolished. Anyway we managed to rescue it.
"We have all sorts of community groups using it.
"In the last year we have had seven baptisms.
"It is bringing the building to life, and it is being used for what it is meant for."