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October 2021
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Church in Wales allows same-sex blessing services

The Church in Wales has overwhelmingly voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriages to be blessed in church services. The bishops passed the bill unanimously, the clergy by 28 to 12 with two abstentions, and the laity by 49 to 10 with one abstention. It allows same-sex couples who are already legally married or…

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October 2021
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Church leaders ‘at risk of prosecution’ under ban on conversion therapy, says Welsh government

Church leaders are ‘at risk of prosecution’ if a ban on conversion therapy goes ahead, says a report published by the Welsh government. The document, which is an equality impact assessment of a draft gay rights plan, also admits that a ban could ‘restrict religious freedom’. Outlawing so-called ‘conversion therapy’ would make it illegal…

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April 2021
News > Church news

Welsh revival film in production

Production is underway of a new documentary film surveying the history of revival in Wales. Welsh Awakenings will be a two-hour feature presented by Pastor Jonathan Thomas of Cornerstone Evangelical Church, Abergavenny. Filming is scheduled for various locations around Wales as Jonathan surveys the spiritual highs and lows of Welsh evangelicalism between the 18th…

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March 2021
News > Society

Welsh education changes ‘driven by secularists’

New legislation in Wales that will remove parental right of withdrawal from certain lessons is a ‘major reform’ that has been driven by secular campaigners. According to John Denning, education officer for The Christian Institute, the Wales Curriculum Bill is exceptionally broad, but there are two areas of particular concern around the teaching of…

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February 2021
News > Education

Parents fight Welsh government over compulsory sex education in schools

Welsh parents and supporters have lost the first step of their fight against the Welsh government’s proposals to prohibit them from taking their children out of state-school sex education classes. In a heated debate in the Welsh Parliament, during which Christian Senedd Member Darren Millar put up a robust defence of parents’ rights, members…

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November 2020
News > People > Obituaries

Obituary: Gwilym Roberts (1927–2020)

Revd Gwilym Roberts, a faithful minister of the gospel, has died aged 93. Gwilym was raised in Mold, North Wales. He completed National Service in the RAF and was impressed with the Christian commitment of two servicemen he befriended. In 1947, Gwilym attended an outreach event in Mold. He felt convicted but was not…

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November 2019
News > Education

Parents in Wales could lose sex lessons opt out

Parents in Wales could lose their right to remove their children from sex and relationship classes under Welsh Government plans. The proposal is currently part of an eight-week consultation. A previous consultation found that 89 per cent of respondents backed the right of parents to take children out of the classes. But Education Minister…

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