Cytûn’s Chief Executive, Siôn Brynach, has announced that he will be departing from that post at the end of April 2024.

He will move to become a full-time priest with the Church in Wales as a vicar in the ministry area of west Cardiff.

Speaking today Siôn said:

“It has been a privilege and a pleasure to be Chief Executive of Cytûn since April 2023, and I will look back on my thirteen months in post as an exciting and constructive time. I hope that I will leave a constructive legacy of having asked challenging questions of Cytûn’s member churches through the lecture I delivered in August 2023, and through the meeting between Welsh church leaders and Cytûn trustees in October 2023.

The report of that meeting is about to be published on the Cytûn website and I urge all denominations in Wales to read that and reflect afresh on the ways in which they can contribute to the “new season of ecumenism” that the church leaders identified at their meeting in October.

Responding Cytûn’s Chair, Rev Jennie Hurd, said:

“I was sorry to hear of Siôn’s decision to leave the post of Chief Executive, but I am extremely grateful to him for all his work so far and look forward to what he will achieve as well during the months leading up to his departure. I have greatly appreciated Siôn’s cooperation in the post and wish him every blessing as he embarks on the next phase of his ministry with the Church in Wales. I know that his tenacity for ecumenism will continue.”

END                                                                       Sunday 21 January 2024

Notes to editors:

Before taking up the role of Cytûn Chief Executive at the start of April 2023, Siôn:

  • Worked for 5 years as Head of Communication and Public Affairs, Arts Council of Wales.
  • Worked for the BBC for more than a decade between 2006 and 2017
  • Was Archbishop’s Press Officer and Communication Team Leader for the Church in Wales between 2000 and 2006.
  • Between 2017 and 2018 was Chief Executive of charity Hanfod Cymru.
  • Between 1996 and 2000 he was Public Relations Officer for British Gas.