Provincial press releases

Governing Body of the Church in Wales – April 22-23

Young people from across Wales will talk about their vision for the future of the Church at a key meeting this weekend.

The 18 teenagers from the Church’s Youth Forum (three from each of the Church’s six dioceses) will give a presentation to the Church’s Governing Body which is meeting in Cardiff on Saturday and Sunday.

They will focus on their views of faith and experiences of church and suggest ways of making church life better for young people. After their presentation, they will help lead discussion groups on youth ministry with the 143 members of the Governing Body.

This will be the first time in nearly two decades that the Governing Body has met over a weekend and it is the first time it has met in Cardiff. It is hoped the city centre location and weekend timing will enable younger people and those who work in the week to attend.

The meeting will take place at Cardiff’s City Hall, beginning at 9.30am on Saturday.

Cardiff City Hall
Cardiff City Hall


Other items on the agenda include:

• A key-note address by the Senior Bishop, the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies;
• A motion to endorse an evangelism strategy throughout the Church;
• A report on a review of the Church’s Cathedrals;
• A report on the role and support of the Archbishop of Wales.

Full agenda and reports 

Members will join the congregation of St John the Baptist Church in the Hayes area of the city for evening prayer on Saturday at 6pm and for a service of Holy Eucharist on Sunday morning at 9.30am.

You can follow proceedings via Twitter @ChurchinWales #govbody