Presbyterian Church of Wales

Presbyterian Church of Wales

Modern logo of the Presbyterian Church of Wales

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Calvinist

Polity

Presbyterian

Moderator

The current Moderator is Rev Haydn Thomas, Cardiff. The Moderator elect is Rev Gwenda Richards, Caernarfon.

Associations

Cytûn,

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland,

Conference of European Churches,

World Alliance of Reformed Churches,

World Council of Churches

Geographical area

Wales

Origin

Formally separated from the Church of England in 1811 during the Welsh Methodist revival, Presbyterian Church of Wales formally established as an independent church in 1823.

Separated from

Church of England

Branched from

Church of England

Congregations

700

Members

32,000

The Presbyterian Church of Wales (Welsh: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru), also known as The Calvinistic Methodist Church (Yr Eglwys Fethodistaidd Galfinaidd), is a denomination of Protestant Christianity. It was born out of the Welsh Methodist revival in the eighteenth century and seceded from the Church of England in 1811. It formally formed itself into a separate body in 1823 with the drawing up of its Confession of faith and produced its own monthly periodical Y Cenhadwr. It is distinguished from the Methodism of John Wesley by the Calvinistic nature of its theology. For the history of the church, see Calvinistic Methodists.

From: Wikipedia



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