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Cefnogaeth: a support group for clergy spouses

Are you married to the vicar? Is this new group for you?

Odi chin’n briod i’r Ficer? Ydy’r grŵp newydd hwn ar eich cyfer chi?

In the spring of 2017 Cerian Wathan, wife to the vicar of Llansamlet, Swansea, went to a conference in England run by a group called the Wives of Evangelical Anglican Clergy. She found the few days uplifting and spiritually nourishing. From this she had the idea to create a similar support group for clergy spouses in Wales, encouraged by the Archbishop of Wales.

Over the last year Cerian has been working with a number of other clergy spouses from across Wales to create Cefnogaeth – a network which will work to support and encourage clergy spouses, from all theological backgrounds and across the province, by linking up individuals who may otherwise feel isolated in their various roles and circumstances.

Cefnogaeth will launch with a day conference on Saturday 17th November at St Edmund’s Crickhowell.

This will provide be an amazing opportunity for clergy spouses to come together for spiritual refreshment, teaching and encouragement. If you are a clergy spouse in Wales (or if you know of one) please get involved in this new ministry.

Further information about the day conference:

Lesley Cox, 02920 708952 Email