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Evangelicalism in Wales, 1967–2017

1967 - 2017

The last 50 years have been years of change, both for Wales as a nation and for its evangelical witness.

Its geography, culture, languages and politics have always been distinctive. Almost three million people live in this beautiful part of the United Kingdom and they speak two official languages, Welsh and English. However, Wales has changed and is still changing.

Its coal mines and much of its heavy industry have disappeared. Its devolved government meets in a new parliament building in Cardiff. And its religious life has changed. Wales is a country of chapels, hundreds of them across the length and breadth of the land, but many of them now disused, converted into homes and businesses, or left to decay. Clearly it was once a very religious nation.