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Invitation to the Annual Assembly

Friday 9th June – Saturday 10th June 2017
Brangwyn Hall Swansea

Dear All,

I would like to invite you to the Annual Assembly and tell you about all the new plans for this year.

I am desperately trying not to say May Assembly, as this year (as a trial) we are meeting on Saturday 10th June in Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.

We will hold a weekend of discussion, fellowship and information.

The theme is “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord……. Plans to give you hope and a future” which the new President Martin Spain will introduce and reflect on.

So here is all the information you need.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Yvonne Campbell


Assembly Report 2017

Swansea Hotels

Staff and Guests are staying in
Ibis Swansea - Link

Other Hotels

Grand Hotel Swansea - Link

Premier Inn
Swansea City Centre - Link
Swansea Waterfront - Link

The Dragon Hotel - Link

Friday 9th June
7pm Swansea Museum, Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter, Swansea, SA1 1SN

There will be two short talks available: one about the exhibition about Griffith John – Swansea’s Missionary in China, the legacy. This exhibition traces the remarkable life of the famous Swansea Missionary Griffith John, who went to China in 1855 and stayed for over fifty years. He travelled the country extensively, where he was a widely popular figure, and set up schools, hospitals and colleges. This exhibition updates his legacy including material gathered in 2016 during Swansea Museum’s involvement in the 150th Anniversary Celebrations in Wuhan of Union Hospital which was founded by Griffith John.

The second short talk will be about the museum and objects that they have that are associated with Congregationalism. These objects will be brought out of store to be displayed for us.

8pm Fabians Bay Congregational Church, Balaclava Street, SA1 8BS (walk or minibus available).
We will host a local cheese and wine evening followed by reflective Welsh Devotions.

Saturday 10th June
The Brangwyn, Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE.

10am – Tea and Coffee will be served, 1pm Lunch time, 4.30pm Tea and Coffee will be served

  • The format will be different this year including lots of time for debate and discussion.
  • A full hour for lunch to chat and catch up with friends old and new.
  • A range of information stands to browse around.

Saturday Evening: Singing Festival including a Harpist
7pm at Upper Killay, Gower Road, SA2 7DP

This will be an evening not to be missed. We will enjoy Cawl (chunky meat and vegetable soup) followed by Barabrith and Welsh cakes.

Sunday Morning – there are lots of local churches to join with. Information will be available soon.