Church leaders rededicate their support to Christian Aid
Brecon Cathedral was full for our 70th Anniversary Service on Saturday 26 September 2015.
Among the highlights was Dr Rowan Williams’s challenging sermon, which reminded us of our common humanity, as Europe once again witnesses the pitiful sight of refugees on its soil.
Another notable moment in the service was the leaders of the Christian denominations in Wales re-dedicating their congregations to the work of fighting poverty and injustice in our world, in partnership with Christian Aid.
Here are some photographs to remind us of our unity as the Church of Christ as we face the world’s many challenges. Beneath each photo are the specific words spoken on behalf of each denomination.
We commend CA’s campaign to combat the perils of Climate Change, and its long term threat to those in the developing world.
Church in Wales, Archbishop Barry Morgan
We support the work of CA’s response to humanitarian crisis, such as the Haiti earthquake, and applaud the work of strengthening communities before such disasters strike.
The Union of Welsh Independents, Rev Aled Jones
We celebrate the example of Christ’s love in action that we see in CA’s work, and are confident that this inspires communities in Wales.
Presbyterian Church of Wales, Rev Dr Elwyn Richards
We take up Christian Aid’s fight for Gender Equality, and through our appeal next year, hope to improve outcomes for pregnant women in Ghana.
The Baptist Union of Wales, Rev Milton Jenkins
We hear CA’s call about the dangers of fossil fuels and we join the fight for a change in direction.
The Methodist Church, Rev Jennifer Hurd
We welcome the opportunity that Christian Aid affords to work ecumenically with our sister churches, drawing us all together in pursuit of our shared goals.
United Reformed Church, Rev Simon Walking
We echo Christian Aid’s call for worldwide tax justice, to ensure that everyone contributes fairly to the elimination of poverty.
The Congregational Federation, Rev Steve Woods
To close this part of the service the Rev Aled Edwards, Cytun, led the congregation in prayer.