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 »

Union’s new General Secretary

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The Revd Dyfrig Rees has been elected as General Secretary of the Union of Welsh Independent Churches. This follows a ballot amongst the Union’s 400 churches and a number of personal members. A native of Bancffosfelen, Carmarthenshire the Revd Rees is currently a minister at Bridgend. He succeeds the Revd Dr Geraint Tudur, who retires in September… Read more »

Union’s Easter Message

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EASTER: HOPE IN THE HORROR While celebrating Easter as an historic event, Christians should also activate the eternal hope of the Resurrection by striving to alleviate the desperate plight of many people today, said Dafydd Roberts, of the Union of Welsh Independent churches. “We can view the Crucifixion and the Resurrection as part of a… Read more »