Synod Moderator: Review of Tenure

The Revd Simon Walkling was appointed as Moderator of the National Synod of Wales for an initial seven-year term, from September 2012. It is the practice of the URC to conduct a careful review in the sixth year, to consider whether the Moderator should be asked to go forward to a second term, of five […]

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Data Privacy Statement

In the light of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force in May 2018 the National Synod of Wales has issued the attached Data Privacy statement. For further information please contact the Synod Office. Guidelines and resources for Local Churches can be found on the main URC Website

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Churches demand action on Aleppo

The United Reformed Church, the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, Quakers in Britain and the Methodist Church have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo.  Follow the link below to learn more. http://urc.org.uk/media-news/2185-churches-demand-action-on-aleppo.html

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Remembering Aberfan

Friday 21st October 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Aberfan disaster which killed 116 children and 28 adults. At the meeting of the Wales Synod, held on Saturday 15th October 2016, three people who have personal memories of Aberfan offered their thoughts and reflections.  The were Mrs Jeanne Jones, the widow of the late Dr […]

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A Taste of Appreciative Inquiry – March 2017

In March 2017 the Synod will host an overnight residential course – A Taste of Appreciative Inquiry at St Michael’s College, Cardiff. Details here: Dates: Tuesday 7th March, 4pm to 9pm & Wednesday 8th March, 9.30am to 4pm Venue: St Michael’s College and Conference Centre, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2YJ Facilitators: Tim Slack of Appreciating People […]

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Minister congratulated on 60 years service

At the meeting of the Wales Synod held on Saturday 27th February, the Revd Ivor Rees was presented with a certificate marking 60 years of Ordination. In receiving his certificate Ivor reflected upon how things have changed in 60 years. On my way to the Synod meeting I thought about the beginnings of my ministry […]

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South Wales Regional Synod, a reflection

Is the URC in Wales different from the URC? Is there something distinctive about being the United Reformed Church in Wales? Is there a difference – subtle or otherwise – about being, on the one hand, in the United Reformed Church and then, on the other, of being in the United Reformed Church in Wales. […]

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