The Presbyterian Church of Wales has some 640 churches all over Wales and beyond. Our churches vary in size, from a mere handful to many hundreds. Every church is governed by elders, who are elected by the congregation. Around half our churches have a minister who, with the support of the elders, takes a lead in providing pastoral care and directing worship. Many churches are part of a local pastorate and share a minister with other churches. Where there is no ministers, elders take responsibility for the spiritual life of the church.
Most PCW churches are in Wales but there are several over the border in London, the Midlands and on Merseyside and the Wirral.
The scope and breadth of our churches’ work varies widely. The main focus is Sunday worship but the vast majority of our churches also hold midweek meetings such as prayer groups or Bible study and social events. Many are actively involved in their communities, offering their facilities and other services ranging from mother and toddler groups to feeding the homeless and fundraising.
You can search for a church in the Churches section of this website. Our churches’ services and activities are open to everyone.
If you wish to profess your faith in God and commit to your local church, you may wish to consider becoming a member.
Regular worship and receiving the Sacraments are central to being a member of a church. To be a member of the Church is a great privilege so members have a duty to take part in the church’s worship and work and to contribute to it in terms of money, time and talents. Members should try to uphold the standards expressed in the Gospel and to behave as a faithful witness for Christ.
You can become a member of your local church in one of three ways: