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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 areas 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
Presbyterian church in Caernarfon

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 and the preaching of Hywel Harris Howell Harris 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.

At present, the Presbyterian Church of Wales has around 32,000 members who worship in around 700 churches. Most of these churches are in Wales, but due to strong historical links between the Welsh and certain English cities, there are Welsh churches in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Liverpool.[1]

The Church offices are located at the Tabernacle Church, Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff.

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


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