Tyndale At War 1914-1918

David Roberts and David Bell have been mining the Tyndale archives to bring you the story of the church during the First World War.

They Shall Not Grow Old

October 2014

In the south wall of the church is a memorial window. It commemorates six church members who were killed during the First World War. The window only dates from 1955, when the church was rebuilt following its near destruction during the Second World War. The bomb that almost destroyed the church in 1940 also demolished […]

We Who Are Left Grow Old

August 2014

Not all those men who went to war between 1914 and 1918 were killed – in fact the majority came home. Of the 33 connected with Tyndale who served during the war, 22 survived. Here are the stories of some of them. Probably the two who had the most distinguished professional careers were the Sargent […]

One Soldier – One Day – One Life

June 2014

Kenneth Jenkins was the youngest son of Frederick Jenkins, Secretary of Tyndale. In 1914 he enlisted with the North Somerset Yeomanry with the rank of corporal. He was one of some twenty members of Tyndale families who had enlisted by the end of 1914. By May 1915 he had been promoted to the rank of […]

The Refugees in Pembroke Road

April 2014

Henri Bertholet was born on 20 July 1882, in the small Belgian town of Dinant-sur-Meuse. When he grew up he joined the staff of the Belgian Ministry of Agriculture, married Marie Van de Bergh and became the father of four children. Because of his work, Henri moved away from Dinant, although many of his wider […]

The Minister

February 2014

Throughout the First World War the minister of Tyndale was Revd Herbert Morgan. He had been called to the pastorate in 1912, following the retirement the previous year of Tyndale’s first minister, Dr Richard Glover. Morgan was a Welshman, born in a village near Neath in 1875. He was bilingual, able to preach in both […]