We would love you to join us for a new adventure: introducing… Esgyn! (English: Ascend)

‘Esgyn’ is the name of the Baptist Union of Wales’ new youth initiative, designed for young people in our churches and communities.

‘Esgyn’ is all about creating an opportunity for young people to come together and build relationships with one another, whilst also discovering more about the adventure of knowing God…

Are you (or someone you know) aged 11-16?
Are you ready for a new adventure?
Are you willing to explore the exciting journey of following Jesus?
Are you ready to build new friendships, and have a lot of fun?

… we would love you to join us!

Youth Weekend

We are starting the ‘Esgyn’ adventure with a Youth Weekend on the 9th – 11th February 2024, at an amazing venue: the Rock UK Summit Centre, Treharris in South Wales.

The weekend will kick off on Friday evening and run through ‘till Sunday afternoon, with a chance for young people to:

○ Enjoy the amazing activities available at the Rock UK Summit Centre e.g caving, archery and climbing
○ Enjoy times of rest, community, and good food!
○ Team building activities and games
○ Times of worship, music, teaching, and more…

Cost of the weekend: £90 (or £35 with subsidy).

The weekend has been subsidized considerably by the BUW, and further help can be offered, so we do not want finance to be a barrier for anyone who wants to come to the Esgyn weekend.

If you are concerned about this, or would like to help a young person attend Esgyn, please get in touch with Tim or Sioned Don’t hesitate to get in touch, we would love to talk to you!

There will also be Welsh-language provision, and the weekend will run bilingually where possible.


Booking for the weekend will open at the end of November.

In the meantime, if you would like to register interest in attending the weekend (you or someone you know), please fill in the form below:

Register interest here:
Penwythnos Ieuenctid // Youth Weekend (

A vision for a new generation…

The theme of ‘Esgyn’ (English: ‘ascend’) speaks of embarking on an adventure together in community, looking to the exciting heights of following Jesus surrounded by fellow travelers, while also being aware of the need to navigate life’s ‘everyday’ valleys with Him, in our 21st century Welsh context…

The hope is that ‘Esgyn’ will:

  • Help build connections between young people in Wales
  • Encourage each young person in their own discipleship and walk with God
  • Build lasting community for years to come.

We would love to hear from you!

Contact Tim or Sioned Alternatively call the BUW Office at 03452221514 and ask to speak to Sioned or Simeon.

together to grow in faith.

Rising in hope for a new

Keep an eye out on this page, BUW social media, and on the Esgyn Instagram for more updates over the coming months