Morlan stands on the site of the old Seilo Chapel and is owned by Capel y Morfa, the local Welsh Presbyterian Church.
Capel y Morfa was actually established in 1989 by uniting two churches – Seilo and Salem. Following this, many became aware of the opportunity to serve a wider community than just the local congregation – it was a chance to build bridges between the churches and the community around them. The result is Morlan – a centre for faith and culture – which was officially opened on 23 April 2005.
Seilo Chapel used to stand where Morlan’s car park is today. The centre in its current form was created by renovating the old Sunday School of Seilo with the building being extended and joined on to Beth-seilun, the minister’s house, to create a modern multi-purpose centre. The toilets and Coffee Bar are therefore part of the original house, and the ground floor of the house is where the Quiet Room and the Manager’s Office is located.
Pryderi Llwyd Jones, then Minister of Capel y Morfa, was responsible for running the Centre during its first three years; Morlan now has a full-time Manager, but a strong team of volunteers continue to contribute much to Morlan’s work.