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 »

New General Secretary

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The Revd Dyfrig Rees was commissioned as General Secretary of the Welsh Union of Welsh Independents in a service held at Tabernacl chapel, Bridgend on Wednesday evening, 3 October.  He succeeds the Revd Dr Geraint Tudur, who has retired after 12 years in the post. (Picture: Revd Rees being congratulated by the Revd Jill-Hailey Harries,… Read more »

Madagascar Service Webcast

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A memorable service at Aberaeron to celebrate the 200th anniversary of local Welsh missionaries going to Madagascar was webcast live during the Annual Meetings of the Union of Welsh Independent churches. (Video at the bottom of this page.) It’s believed that this is the first time a Welsh Christian denomination has provided such a service…. Read more »

Union’s President-elect

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The Revd Beti-Wyn James, Carmarthen is the Union of Welsh Independents’ new President-elect. She’ll succeed the Revd Jill-Hailey Harries for the term 2020-22. Born in Clydach in the Swansea Valley, she was on the Union’s staff before graduating at the Welsh Independents’s College, Aberystwyth, and being ordained as minister at the Tabernacl, Barry in 1994,… Read more »