CYTÛN: Churches Together in Wales
1. What is Cytûn?
Cytûn, Churches Together in Wales, was formed in 1990 and unites in pilgrimage churches in Wales which, acknowledging God’s revelation in Christ, confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures; and, in obedience to God’s will and in the power of the Holy Spirit, commit themselves:
- to seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with one another in the Church which is his body, and
- to fulfil their mission to proclaim the Gospel by common witness and service in the world to the Glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2. What does Cytûn do?
inform … liaise … link … meet … publish … represent … research … unite …
3. Who belongs to Cytûn?
Full Members: Baptist Union of Wales, Church in Wales, Congregational Federation, Covenanted Baptist Churches (BUGB), German Speaking Lutheran Church in South Wales, Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church of Wales, Religious Society of Friends, Roman Catholic Church, Salvation Army, Union of Welsh Independents, United Reformed Church
Observers: Black Majority Churches in Wales, Churches Together in Britain & Ireland, Free Church Council of Wales, Lutheran Council of Great Britain, Orthodox Churches, Seventh Day Adventists
4. Who runs Cytûn?
A Council of trustees appointed by the member Churches
5. Who are the Covenanted Churches within CYTÛN?
Following a consultation process with its partners (Presbyterian Church in Wales, Covenanted Baptist Churches, Church in Wales, the Methodist Church in Wales and the United Reformed Church), the Commission of Covenanted Churches in Wales agreed to re-affirm their commitment to each other and to continue journeying together in a covenant relationship, adopting a six year programme which would further develop their joint work together throughout Wales.
The Commission invited the partner churches to adopt the following:
- To reaffirm a commitment journeying together in covenant relationship
- To remain committed to the goal of the journey being the visible unity of the Church in the way that Christ wills
As covenanted partners, within the family of CYTÛN, to commit during the six-year period 2005-2011 to:
- A fuller sharing in one another’s ministries, making the best possible use of the provisions of each church;
- Always undertaking new work jointly except where in conscience we must do so separately;
- Pooling resources in order to provide a united witness to Wales;
- Listening to what the nation is saying to the Church.
The Commission also resolved to change the official name of the partnership to The Covenanted Churches within Cytûn, making it clear that all five partners are full members of Cytûn: Churches Together in Wales, and are committed to working with other churches through Cytûn.
6 How do I contact Cytûn?
1. What is the Evangelical Movement of Wales?
The Movement is a fellowship of churches and individuals, representing the reformed evangelical tradition, who accept the Holy Scriptures, as originally given, as the infallible Word of God and of divine inspiration, and who recognise them as their sole authority in all matters of faith and practice.
2. What are the Movement’s aims?
The Movement began in the 1940s in order to serve both English and Welsh speakers. In both languages the EMW serves to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ through outreach, publications, camps, conference, courses, and bookshops, and offers support to individuals, ministers, churches and organisations who share this aim.
3. What does the Movement do?
The EMWs ministry and mission extends right across Wales and beyond. There is a Pastoral Director who travels extensively to offer support, encouragement and advice to individual Christians and churches.
4. How do I contact the Evangelical Movement of Wales?
THE FREE CHURCH COUNCIL
1. What is the Free Church Council?
The Free Church Council represents the older non-conformist denominations: The Presbyterian Church of Wales; the Union of Welsh Independents; the Baptist Union of Wales; the Methodist Church; the Salvation Army; the Federation of Congregationalist Churches.
2. How do I contact the Free Church Council?
Cilfynydd, Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4BZ