MAE Cymru is committed to collecting, recording, and sharing the stories of women in Wales who are answering God's call for their lives. We believe that this powerful witness can comfort, encourage, and inspire us as Christians, and help us to remember the work and ministry of those who have gone before us.
As we begin the process of collecting our stories we would like to encourage you that you, wherever and however you're reading this message, have a story to tell - and we would love to hear it! If you feel called to share your story, please contact us and we will arrange a time to speak with you. We really do mean everyone, both lay and ordained, and at all stages of your life. All of our stories are works in progress, and we can always come back to them with additions at a later date.
If you know a woman whose story you would love to see shared more widely, please consider whether you might encourage her to speak to us. Sometimes that message from a friend or colleague is just what we all need, to reassure us that we are on the right track.
One of our members is working with the Women's Archive of Wales to create an archive of documents relating to the campaigns for the ordination of women in the Church in Wales. If you have any letters, photos, old campaign leaflets or posters, emails, sermon notes, parish newsletters, or anything else you can think of that relates to the ordination of women as priests and bishops in the Church in Wales, please let us know. We may well ask you to scan or photograph it and send it to us, so that we can make as complete a record as possible both for the Archive and for all those who don't remember the campaigns but would like to know more about them.
If you have written an essay, poem, blog, or book, or created art that you would like to share with us, or would like us to share the details of with our members and followers, please do get in touch with us. We would love to have the opportunity to lift up your voices and show the many and varied ways that we are responding to God's call.
If you would like to share a story, in English or in Welsh, please get in touch!
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
~ Isaac Newton ~
“The law is in place: now the work begins. We need higher standards for what a community of equality in the name of Jesus is about."
Revd Enid Morgan, 2016
First Chair of MAE Cymru