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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Sikh and Christian women residential

Sikh and Christian Women flier Please see the attached flier for a residential weekend for Christian and Sikh women taking place in Cardiff September 24/25. This will be a small initial gathering of no more than sixteen in total so please book soon if you’re interested.

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Theology of Worship Book

Please see information regarding a leaflet advertising a book that has just been published on the Theology of Worship.  Hard copies are available from John Burgess and e-book from Amazon.  This was advertised at General Assembly and was on sale at the bookstall.

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Porth United Reformed Church

A Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration for the Ministry, Witness and Worship of Porth United Reformed Church and to mark the Closure of the Church will be held on Sunday 15th May at 2.30pm. If you would like to attend, please e-mail the Church Secretary by Friday 6th May.

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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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iChurch runner-up

The recent iChurch festival ranked the United Reformed Church Wales Synod website in the shortlisting stage.  We were runners-up, which we were delighted about, the new website being on line for only a few weeks before the iChurch Festival began. Comments included: “This site positively oozes the personality of the Synod.  The site evokes the […]

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Living Wage employers

A good start to 2016: In January 2016, The United Reformed Church (Wales) Trust Co Ltd was awarded accreditation as a Living Wage Employer.  This means our employees are guaranteed to be paid the Living Wage, £8.25, rather than the Minimum Wage currently of £6.70 for those aged 20 or over. The voluntary, calculated Living Wage is […]

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Churches safeguarding resources

Judy Harris is the Wales Synod’s Safeguarding Officer. The Synod is currently in the process of drafting a Synod Safeguarding Policy. There is a concise guide for adults at risk available on the URC website, within the Safeguarding Resources. Good practice policies and procedures can be found here.  Here is a link to the United Reformed […]

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