In a packed chapel, (The Plough Chapel, Brecon) the Rev Simon Walkling was inducted as the new Moderator of the National Synod of Wales, of the United Reformed Church.
A bus-load travelled up from St David’s Uniting Church, to take part in the occasion and to wish Simon Godspeed in this new phase of his ministry.
The Rev Michael Jagessar, Moderator or General Assembly, presided at the service and the Rev John Humphreys, a former Moderator of the Wales Synod, gave the address. He encouraged us to think of ourselves as churches ‘on the brink of something new’, rather than churches looking over our shoulder at our past.
Cantorion sang, as did Pontypridd Male Voice Choir.. and Simon sang with them both!
The sun shone for us to enjoy tea and cake on the paved area outside the chapel, and to catch up with friends,before boarding the bus back home.