The District Christmas service was held on December 1st 2019 in Penrhiw chapel, St Fagans Museum.

In the picture are representatives of all our chapels who read from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Alun Watts President, and Rev Lewis Rees who conducted prayers.

The SEWUS Summer Rally was held on 7th July, 2019.

The Rally started with Sunday Lunch at The Aubrey Arms at Bonvilston in the Vale of Glamorgan.

This was followed by a service at Cardiff Unitarians led by Stephen Lingwood, Cardiff Pioneer Minister.

SEWUS AGM at Highland Place Church, Aberdare on 28th April, 2019.

Alun Watts was installed as President for 2019-2021, he expressed warm appreciation to the outgoing President Diana Bianchi.

Alun thanked the other officers Eric Jones and Lis Dyson-Jones.

Alun lead a service to mark the start of his term of office as President of SEWUS. Three generations of his family took part in a joyful celebration.

Sharing lunch, served by The Men's Group, following the 2019 AGM.

18th April, 2019, at the GA Meetings held in Birmingham.

The South East Wales members with Liz Slade, new CEO.

GA Executive members, including Hilda Dumpleton, with outgoing CEO Derek McAuley.

SEWUS hosted Joan Cook for an evening of Welsh entertainment during her visit to Wales on 2nd March 2019.

Diana bianchi, SEWUS President, welcomed Joan.

Alun Watts, SEWUS Vice President presented Joan with a gift of a Welsh slate cheese board.

Members of District chapels enjoyed a supper of Cawl and Welsh cakes followed by entertainment of Welsh clog dancing.

Welsh Cake man Tony Foster!

SEWUS Christmas Service was held on December 2nd 2018 at Hen Dy Cwrdd, Trecynon.

SEWUS President Diana Bianchi leads the Service.

Grace Jones from Highland Place Church accompanied carols on the piano during the service. Grace delighted the congregation with an item on the flute as a finale.

Stephen Lingwood read Cardiff congregation's contribution.

Members from all our Congregations joined together for the Summer rally on 1st July 2018. We visited Dinefwr Castle in Llandeilo, enjoying the House, grounds and afternoon tea.

SEWUS Christmas service held at Wick Chapel on 3rd December, 2017.

Photo ©Rory Castle-Jones

29th October, 2017. Rev Charles VanDenBroeder, President of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches for the year April 2017 to April 2018, visited South Wales and took the morning service at Nottage Chapel. This was attended by Congregations from South East Wales and followed by a supper lunch.

Rev Charles VanDenBroeder presented with a small appreciation by Diana Bianchi, President of South East Wales Unitarian Society. We were sure that Charles would enjoy some lovely Welsh whiskey!

Rev Charles VanDenBroeder with Rev Lewis Rees, minister of Nottage Chapel.
Photos ©Rory Castle-Jones

A lovely day for the District summer rally to Llangyndeyrn on 2nd July, 2017 with a talk by Rev Cen Llwyd on its historical link to Unitarianism. Followed by a trip to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.

Photo ©Rory Castle-Jones

The Annual General Meeting was held at Hen Dŷ Cwrdd Chapel, Cefn Coed y Cymer on 21st May, 2017.

Lunch enjoyed by all was provided by Nottage congregation.

The handover of Presidency of SEWUS from Tony Foster to Diana Bianchi for 2017-2019.
Photo ©Joy Foster.

Diana Bianchi's family who attended to see their mum become President for 2017-2019.

Members receive certificates of attendance at Rites of Passage Course.

Photos ©Rory Castle-Jones except as shown.

The Annual District Carol Service was held at Gellionnen Chapel on 4th December, 2016.

Photos ©Stephanie John

SEWUS held a dinner on Saturday 1st October, 2016 to welcome the GA President, Mrs Dorothy Hewerdine at Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare

Photos ©Joy Foster

The District Rally to Ceredigion took place on 3rd July, 2016.

Rev Wyn Thomas (left) minister of Pantydefaid, Prengwyn with members of Hen Dŷ Cwrdd, Cefncoedycymer at the grave of Rev J Marles Thomas, minister at Hen Dŷ Cwrdd (1935-51) and at Pantydefaid (1951-66).
Photo ©Margaret Griffiths

From the gallery inside Llwynrhydowen Heritage Centre
Photos ©Sarah Boyce

Wyn and Eric enjoy lunch in Ffostrasol Arms

SEWUS members in Llwynrhydowen Heritage Centre welcomed by Rev Wyn Thomas
Photos ©Melda Grantham

The happy Rallyers outside Llwynrhydowen
Photos ©Wyn Thomas

The collection from the crib outside the Unitarian Church in Swansea High Street was distributed on 13th March, 2016.

Hilda Dumpleton from Swansea Unitarian Church presents Philippa Penry with £100. Philippa received the cheque on behalf of Arthritis Research UK.

Hilary Jenkins from Swansea Unitarian Church presents Margaret Evans with £100. Margaret received the cheque on behalf of Ty Olwen Hospice, Swansea, where she is a volunteer.

Photos ©Julie Nedin

SEWUS District rally on Sunday 5th July.
We were joined by members from the South Wales District and we visited the Mormon Church in Merthyr where we attended their service.
A buffet lunch followed at the schoolroom of Hen Dy Cwrdd Chapel in Cefncoedycymmer.
In the afternoon we visited Cyfarthfa Castle, formerly the home of the Crawshay family.

Photo ©Rev. Carie Johnsen

Photo ©Melda Grantham

Rev. Carie Johnsen visited Wales in January and February 2015.
Carie serves a congregation in Unitarian Universalist Community Church, Augusta, USA.
She presented Julie Nedin with a gift for Gellionnen Chapel when she attended the service with Ystradgynlais Mari Lwyd team.

Rev Carie Johnsen meets Mari Lwyd at New Year celebration in Gellionnen Chapel, Trebanos.

Photos ©Martyn Edwards

South East Wales Unitarian Society Annual General Meeting at Highland Place Church, Aberdare.
10th May, 2015

Julie Nedin, outgoing President, chairs 2015 AGM.
Pictured with Diana Bianchi, Secretary, and Tony Foster, Vice President.

The handover of Presidency of SEWUS from Julie Nedin to Tony Foster for 2015-2017

Our husband and wife team!
Joy Foster was installed as National President for the Women's League for 2015/16 at the GA Annual Meeting.
Tony Foster became President of SEWUS at the AGM

Photos ©Martyn Edwards

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