New decade challenge

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Press Release: 31/12/2019 Churches challenged to take innovative action to halt potentially terminal decline As church and chapel congregations crumble and places of worship close at an alarming rate, a Welsh Christian leader is challenging members to take more innovative action as we enter a new decade.  “It’s high time to clear out the things… Read more »

President’s Easter Message

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Conflicting voices outside Parliament during Brexit debates bring to mind the discord amongst the crowds in Jerusalem during the week when Jesus was crucified, says a leading Welsh Christian in her Easter Message. The Revd Jill-Hailey Harries, President of the Union of Welsh Independents whose members meet in 400 chapels across Wales, said that as… Read more »

‘Crisis’ driving the Brexit agenda

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The President of the Union of Welsh Independent churches has accused the UK government of using the refugee incidents in the English Channel to manipulate public opinion in order to drive the Brexit agenda. “With parliament in disarray and the Brexit process stalled, attempts by small groups of desperate refugees to reach the UK have… Read more »

Union’s Christmas Message

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The Christmas Message released to the press and media by the Revd Dyfrig Rees, the Union’s General Secretary, received widespread publicity. HM The Queen’s annual message followed the same theme. Perhaps she’d read the Union’s paper Y Tyst the previous week! CALL FOR TOLERANCE AND GOOD WILL – Christmas Message by the Reverend Dyfrig Rees,… Read more »

More Lay Preachers Needed

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The greatest need these days, of course, is for people who respond to God’s call by serving Jesus Christ as ordained ministers. But as more and more churches find themselves without a minister, there is an increasing demand for lay preachers to lead Sunday services. The Independents provide training for those who wish to preach the… Read more »