Presbyterian Church of Wales
|Presbyterian Church of Wales|
|Modern logo of the Presbyterian Church of Wales|
|Moderator||The current Moderator is Revd Dafydd Andrew Jones, Cardiff. The General Secretary is Revd Meirion Morris.|
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland,
Conference of European Churches,
World Communion of Reformed Churches,
World Council of Churches
|Origin||Formally separated from the Church of England in 1811 during the Welsh Methodist revival;
Presbyterian Church of Wales formally established as an independent church in 1823.
|Separated from||Church of England|
The Presbyterian Church of Wales (Welsh: Eglwys Bresbyteraidd Cymru), also known as The Calvinistic Methodist Church (Yr Eglwys Fethodistaidd Galfinaidd), is a denomination of Protestant Christianity. It was born out of the Welsh Methodist revival and the preaching of Howell Harris in the 18th century and seceded from the Church of England in 1811. It formally formed itself into a separate body in 1823 with the drawing up of its Confession of faith and produced its own monthly periodical Y Cenhadwr. It is distinguished from the Methodism of John Wesley by the Calvinistic nature of its theology. For the history of the church, see Calvinistic Methodists. It is the only Presbyterian Church in the world to have originated in the Methodist revival rather than from the Calvinist Reformation.
At present, the Presbyterian Church of Wales has around 30,000 members who worship in around 700 churches. Most of these churches are in Wales, but due to strong historical links between the Welsh and certain English cities, there are churches using both the English and the Welsh languages in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Coventry and Liverpool.
The current Moderator is Revd Meirion Morris.
Bodies to which PCW is affiliated 
- Cytûn – Churches Together in Wales
- Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
- Conference of European Churches
- World Communion of Reformed Churches
- World Council of Churches
See also 
- Presbyterian church of Wales website.
- Calvinistic Methodist confession of faith, 1823, Creeds of Christendom website.
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