Rural Ministries Conference

The next Rural Ministries Regional Conference in Wales is from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 7 March at the Glasdir Conference Centre in Llanwrst. The conference is for anyone with a heart for their community, including clergy, lay leaders and church members. The day costs £20 per person and includes refreshments and a light lunch. To […]

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Divesting from fossil fuels

The United Reformed Church’s National Synod of Wales is the first church body in Wales to end investments in fossil fuel companies. The resolution was passed at the Synod meeting in October 2019. It was proposed by members of Beulah URC in Cardiff, a congregation that decided to divest from fossil fuels in June. “This is […]

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2020 runs from Saturday 18 to Saturday 25 January. This year, the materials have been prepared by the Christian churches in Malta and Gozo (Christians Together in Malta) with the theme of ‘Unusual Kindness’. You can download free resources from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

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What do you make of the virgin birth?

What do you make of the virgin birth? Fact or fable? And either way, what is it all about? This December, the URC’s magazine Reform gets to grips with this bit of Christmassy theology. One question, four answers Revd Matt Stone“I once heard a preacher say: “Jesus is not a ‘chip off the old block’. Jesus […]

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Love, Pray, Vote

Resources for the General Election are available from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT). In a divisive political atmosphere, JPIT is inviting people to ‘Love, Pray, and Vote’ in the election. As Christians, we can show love in action during this election by thinking about how our voice affects others, and using this opportunity to […]

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Planning a Hustings

For over forty years, churches across the country have joined together to run Election Hustings meetings. These are public meetings where people can listen to, and ask questions of, the candidates who hope to represent them. Meetings sponsored by churches provide an opportunity for genuine political debate on neutral territory.  Cytûn (Churches Together in Wales) […]

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Administration Officer: Mr Joel Sainsbury

Joel supports the Synod through taking minutes at various committee and board meetings, including Synod Pastoral Committee, Mission and Discipleship Board, and Finance and Property Board, as well as at Synod meetings. He also provides administrative support for Synod Officers and staff.

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