The National Synod of Wales were pleased to host our annual Lay Ministry Weekend at The Metropole, Llandrindod Wells in mid-November. The Synod’s Lay Preaching Advocate, Maggie Kirkbride, ran the event alongside Stephen Best, Chaplain to the Synod Team. Also presenting were Diana Taylor, Safeguarding Officer, and Judy Harris, CYDO.
The theme was “Responding to the challenge: worship in new contexts” which looked at Lay Ministry in all its areas – preparation, preaching, worship, pulpit supply information – as well as discussing the needs of churches and lay participants in the churches in Wales today, and how lay participants can vary the type of service offered.
The weekend was well supported with 30 people, and one dog, enjoying good food, good company, good conversations, and challenging presentations. It was pleasing to see both new and old faces that represented most of the wide expanse of Wales.