Over the last few years the Church In Wales has been encouraging
all parishes to explore grouping with other parishes in the locality
to build bigger and more robust areas, so called Ministry Areas.
The intention is then that over time we will join with Aberkenfig and the Garw valley and the Ogmore valley to build a new space. Its going to take time and its all going to be with God's leading but that is the direction of travel.
We got together curious representatives from the four areas and the five parishes within those areas to have an Ice Breaker evening in June 2021 to start the wheels turning. At that meeting we had a video running as a backdrop which showed us all our churches one by one from a birds eye view and also we had a quiz that showed us we have so much in common across all areas already before we even think about what to do together.
The link to the video is here and the link to the quiz is here.
Each of the parishes in the ‘Ministry Area to be’ has been working in a hybrid way over the last year in response to Covid and so there is lots to view online if you wish. I have gathered together the Websites and Facebook pages for each area so we can continue the journey together though we be based in different places.
Llansantffraid, Bettws & Aberkenfig
Llangeinor & the Garw Valley
Llandyfodwg & Cwm Ogwr