As part of the vision for mission of the South West Wales Circuit and Cylchdaith Cymru (of Synod Cymru the Welsh Language part of the Methodist Church), the area of St Clears in Carmarthenshire was identified as an area of missional need in that we have no Methodist Church in that area.
It was also noted that we have no fresh expressions or church plants as part of either circuit. So, in September 2019 Deacon Jon Miller was appointed to come to the area and explore new ways of being church and develop a Christian community in St Clears and the region around it.
The work is being developed under the banner of Yr Eglwys heb muriau/ The Church without walls because we are trying to create a community that not only doesn’t operate out of a single space but is embedded in the local area but also is an Inclusive Community without boundaries or barriers.
So far we have held a Nativity Art Trail around the town to introduce ourselves and connect with people locally. Building on this, Jon has begun baking Gluten Free Cakes in exchange for using a café in the town to begin Capel Cinio (Dinner Church) which is coming soon. In addition to this, based on conversations Jon have had with some of the older people of the area,
Jon is looking to begin a group called Crafternoons which is kind of like Messy Church but for those of a more mature vintage.
More information and contact: Deacon Jon Miller ( email )
The Church Without Walls streams worship on a weekly basis and exists as a digital church in many ways.
There are also daily devotions posted on the Yr Eglwys heb muriau / Church without Walls FaceBook page