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A rainbow over the sunny hills of Bannau Brycheiniog

Gwent Hills and Vales Methodist Circuit (2/13)

Superintendant Minister

Revd Catherine Brobbey


The Gwent Hills and Vales Circuit extends across some of the most beautiful parts of Wales. It takes in Bannau Brycheiniog, the Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys and the countryside south of the famous ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye.


The Circuit encompasses former coalmining and steel manufacturing areas; new town developments of the 50s and 60s; rural areas, market towns and villages. The twenty-two churches within the Circuit are staffed by four full-time presbyters and supported by a very able team made up of supernumerary ministers, an administrator and lay volunteers.


Worship lies at the heart of all that we do. We provide opportunities to gather for worship every Sunday in each of our churches as well as online. Most of our churches hold prayer, fellowship and Bible study groups throughout the rest of the week.


The churches in the Circuit seek to reflect the love of God in their communities by opening their doors to local groups, hosting coffee mornings and other community events.


The Circuit is home to a vibrant Tongan community and supports a Rugby Outreach programme run by Tongan veteran rugby players which mentors young people both in the game and in faith.


One of the Circuit churches runs a community café and hosts Tasty not Wasty, a Community Interest Company that works to reduce food waste and alleviate food poverty.


The Circuit is pleased to support Love Zimbabwe, a charity which promotes sustainable living, community development and fair trade through its work at Chinamhora Community Centre in Domboshawa, Zimbabwe.


A number of our churches are on the way to becoming Eco-Churches and one church has developed a community garden to grow and share its produce.


We welcome visitors to all our churches and hope they feel at home in the Gwent Hills and Vales Circuit.

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