New Year’s Message

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FAILED FOOTBALL MANAGERS POCKET MILLIONS, WHILE CARE WORKERS GET PEANUTS. Paying sacked football managers millions of pounds in compensation, while essential workers like carers struggle on low wages, is a dismal reflection on society’s values, says the Revd Jill-Hailey Harries, Vice-president of the Union of Welsh Independent Churches, in her New Year’s Message.  “Thousands of… Read more »

Urgent Grants Scheme

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The National Churches Trust wants to help churches address small problems before they turn into large repairs. Under a proactive maintenance approach, a grant of £1,000-£2,500 from the Trust will allow interventions to address small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs, costing between £2,000 to £10,000, before a major building component fails. LISTED places of worship… Read more »

Chapels and the language revival

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The Union’s desire to contribute towards the Welsh Government’s aim of ensuring that a million people speak Welsh by 2050 has been welcomed by Meri Huws, the Welsh language Commissioner. In many communities, where the shop and post office, the pub and the school has closed, the local Welsh chapel may be the only public building… Read more »

Launching ‘The Way’

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An exciting new project aimed at renewing church life and the Christian testimony in Wales was launched in north Wales last night at Capel Coffa chapel, Llandudno Junction. Y Ffordd – The Way is a four-year plan which encourages fresh and wide-ranging discussion on the nature of the Christian faith. Central to the initiative is a series… Read more »

Welsh Churches and Brexit

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Great concern about the impact Brexit could have on society was expressed at the Union’s Annual Meetings at Llanuwchllyn. Delegates accepted a proposal by the Revd Dr Neol Davies, on behalf of the Union’s Christian Citizenship Dept, to invite churches from across Wales to establish an ecumenical commission which would seek to influence new lawmaking in Wales… Read more »