News & Events

News & Events

The latest from The Baptist Union of Wales

Church

Bills …and blessings

The rising levels of utility bills are presenting our churches with opportunities we have been slow to take up in the past. Our little group of three rural chapels has…

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Church

Safeguarding Sunday 2022

For the first time ever this year the Baptist Union of Wales is thrilled to be a part of ‘Safeguarding Sunday’ on 20 November. This is a special opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of safeguarding in our churches…

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Church

The fruit of prayer

Ten short years ago, Bethel Baptist church in Pembroke Dock had dwindled to a group of eight or so elderly members meeting in the vestry. The transformation that has taken place since then is down, above all, to faithful prayer…

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General

Getting to know: Janet Matthews

I was actually brought up in Bristol as an Anglican! And despite confirmation as a teenager, I drifted away. But then I met my husband, Terry, who was from Blaenavon and had a clear desire to go into Baptist ministry. And that changed my life…

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Church

A space for the church – and the community

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is a group of a hundred or so Christians of all ages drawn from in and around the town of Pembroke, that have been meeting in a local school for the best part of a decade. But now a BUW Corporation loan has enabled their building project…

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Mission

Missional Ministry in Dolgellau

‘This is our life’s work now,’ muses Danni as we sit in a café off the central square in Dolgellau. ‘I believe strongly that God is committed to this place and its people, and that is our calling too…’

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Church

Missional prayer

The world, and our realities for ministry and mission, continues to change uncomfortably quickly. So it is essential that we undergird everything with prayer. 

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Mission

Laying new foundations

The Welsh Baptist Union Corporation has a new vision for chapel buildings after the church closes – one that can lay the foundations for future Baptist witness in Wales…

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General

Opposition to Govt’s Rwanda policy

The Baptist Union of Wales opposes the Westminster’s Government policy of sending refugees to Rwanda. These people are seeking a safe life and a haven so as to re-establish their lives…

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Leaders

We need you!

The Baptist Union of Wales is served by a group of trustees drawn from across the country who ensure we stay on track. We are looking for two new trustees – of any age, any background.

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Leaders

Getting to know: Ann Morgan

There are people of all sorts in our churches, all with different stories of how God has worked in their lives. This time, we’re meeting one of our BUW trustees…

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General

Report on Freedom of Religion and Belief

The Baptist Union of Wales (BUW) alongside the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) and the European Baptist Federation (EBF) along with the input of Irish Baptist Networks  are glad to jointly submit this report regarding the human rights situation in the United Kingdom…

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Mission

Missionaries to Wales…

Here in 2022 mission workers are coming to Wales. For the past three years the Baptist Union of Wales has been responding to a growing number of people who feel called to Wales from overseas and seeing how we can facilitate it…

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General

2022 summer conference!

Everyone is welcome to sunny (!) Carmarthen this summer for a joyful time of reconnecting together. On Friday 24 June we will have the opportunity to come together as a Union for our annual conference, followed by a varied and informal programme for the whole family …

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Church

Pioneering in Knighton and Knucklas

Nestled in a deep valley on the Wales/ England border is the town of Knighton (Trefyclo) with a population of 3000 or so souls, and further up the same valley lies the village of Knucklas. This is the home of Knighton and Knucklas Baptist church, which…

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Church

Reaching out in Cwmcarn

Cwmcarn is in many ways a fairly typical valleys community, nestled in the Ebbw valley under scenic Twmbarlwm mountain. The village has…

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General

Ways to support Ukraine

Ukraine urgently needs our prayers. As well as this there are an increasing number of ways to support by giving, which you may want to

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General

2021 Baptisms

We believe in celebrating what God is doing, and at the end of a year containing plenty of challenges for us all, this is a good opportunity to look back in thanks.

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Leaders

Gap year programme – relaunch!

Do you remember a time when something just clicked in you about church life? The realization that things would always be a little messy, and that that was ok – that is how God works?

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Leaders

Hannah’s journey

It’s lovely to meet you, Hannah! For those of us who don’t know you, tell us who you are…  Well, I’m Hannah! I am 24

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Church

New Life in Montgomeryshire

We were delighted to hear of a number of baptisms in the last few weeks in rural chapels in Montgomeryshire. Each of them took place in the preferred

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General

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2022 

For more than 70 years, sisters in Christ have united in prayer for the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer hosted by Baptist World Alliance Women. What a legacy to honor and a history to join as we gather once again to pray this year in homes, churches, and communities around the world! 
The 2022 theme is “Victorious Life”…

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