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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 »

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 »