outside view of Cytûn tent at Urdd Eisteddfod

Hundreds of children, young people and adults were welcomed to the Cytûn : Churches together in Wales tent at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llandovery last week.

In a short video filmed during the event, the pavilion co-organiser for Cytûn, Rev Aled Davies of the Sunday School Council, talks about how the offering for young people in the form of games such as jenga and Connect 4, Lego and K’nex entertained and intrigued children throughout the week.

“As well as the hundreds of children who have been in the tent during the week it has been great to work together with Christian Aid, A Rocha, the Salvation Army, the Church in Wales’ Plant Dewi team – There have been all sorts of activities going on.

“We’ve also been fortunate to have volunteers from the local Churches and Sunday schools, who have been showcasing their work here by displaying very colourful posters and pictures of what’s happening locally.

“The Church has become hidden from society, and so it’s so important that we’re here. We’re having important conversations, and conversations with church leaders about the importance of re-starting work with children after the pandemic period.

“But what’s nice above all else is to see families coming into the tent and receiving a warm welcome from the Churches and really seeing the churches at their best – extending a welcome and seeing a buzzing and colourful tent, which is what the church really is.”

Cytûn will be attending the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show from 24-27 July in Llanelwedd, and the National Eisteddfod in Boduan, Llŷn from 5-12 August. ENDS                                                               08 June 2023