Born at Llwynhendy, 3 November 1849, son of Daniel and Margaret Davies. He studied at the Graig Academy, Swansea, a grammar school managed by G. P. Evans, minister of York Place, Swansea, and was later admitted to the Baptist College, Llangollen. He was ordained in 1870 and accepted charge of Penuel, Bangor. In 1877 he moved to Liverpool to take charge of Everton Village Baptist church; in 1888 he followed Nathaniel Thomas (1818 - 1888) as minister of Tabernacle, Cardiff. Charles Davies was regarded as one of the outstanding preachers of his generation, noted for his saintliness and evangelical fervour. He published Cyfrol o Bregethau, 1910, and was a frequent contributor to the denominational periodicals and to Y Geninen. He was elected chairman of the Baptist Union of Wales and Monmouthshire, and delivered the presidential address at Penuel, Rhymney, in 1899. He died 11 January 1927.
Published date: 1959
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