WALES AND THE MARCHES
Our Region currently has 6 Members, 44 Associate Members, and about 70 Friends, supporters, and those who come to events.
There is currently one Family Group in the Region, the Black Mountains Family Group, with membership extending from Swansea in the west to Bromyard in the east. This group meets monthly, currently either via Zoom or face-to-face.
Post Codes in this Region:
CF, HR, LD, LL, NP, SA, SY
HOW WE WORK IN THIS REGION
The Region of Wales and the Marches is a successor to Iona Cymru. We try to hold two or three gatherings each year. The purpose of our gatherings is to enable ‘Community’ to take on tangible shape, in different parts of our area. Thus meetings have been held in Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Bangor, Shrewsbury, Abergavenny, and Llanidloes.
Gatherings always include Iona Worship, plus topics such as Environmental Destruction, Sustainable Food, meetings with Leaders, Columbatide, Women Religion and Identity in Wales, and the poetry of RS Thomas.
KEY PARTNERS AND NETWORKS IN THIS REGION
The Family Group makes use of the Llangasty (Llangorse Lake) Retreat House from time to time. We have also used the Mascall Centre in Ludlow, and Old Chapel Farm in Llanidloes.
Next Regional Gathering, Saturday October 28th 2023 at Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3DF
Iona Community worship, sharing, food, exploring the Library, and a keynote talk + discussion on Anti-Racism led by Dr Robert Moore, Iona Associate Member, who has been working with North Wales Police and with the Senedd on anti-racist policy.
In the afternoon we shall be joined on-line by Yousouf Gooljary, joint coordinator of the Challenging Racism CCN, using training material on Challenging Racism.
We shall probably meet from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be a Zoom link for those unable to come in person – but you are warmly encouraged to be there in person if you can.
RSVP: Email Francis Buxton if you intend to join, either in person at Gladstone’s Library, or on-line, so that we can have some idea of numbers.
Your reply should include whether or not you wish to order lunch on the day, or intend to bring your own.
Those who wish to stay overnight should book direct with Gladstone’s Library.
Allyson Taylor or Francis Buxton: