What Is St Padarn's?

St Padarn’s is a bold, innovative, move by the Church in Wales to reformulate formation and training across the whole of Wales.

The Church in Wales is committed to its 2020 vision to live out God’s transforming mission of love for Wales, within the strengths of the Anglican tradition, responsive to the needs to contemporary society.

To do that it needs mission-orientated formation and training for the whole people of God. So it has created the St Padarn’s Institute to be at the heart of all formation and training for the Church – for congregation members growing in their discipleship, for those being locally commissioned for service, for those preparing for new licensed ministries such as Pioneers, Pastors and Youth and Children’s Workers, for those preparing for ordination, and for the continuing development of all its ministers. It is also to give new impetus to research and reflection on Welsh theology and mission, as well as being part of the wider theological thinking and learning of the church across denominational and national boundaries.

St Padarn’s is not a place, or a college in a traditional sense. It is a community of formation for mission, working in partnership with bishops, diocese and local church communities. All that it does is rooted in deepening spirituality as we allow God to form us into people of faith, hope and courage, sustained and inspired in prayer.

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When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”