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Rev. Owen Batstone   The Park End Eldership

Owen joined us in November 2019. Before this he was the pastor of Calvary Church in Ogmore Vale, South Wales.

Owen grew up in North Cardiff and attended Ton-Yr-Ywen Primary and Llanishen High School. He holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and studied Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology and Church History with the Evangelical Movement of Wales.
Owen is married to Rita and and they have two sons.
An Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Wales, is a person called to serve the local church through a ballot held prayerfully and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Elders, together with the Minister, take responsibility for the life, worship and witness of the local congregation. According to their talents/gifts they are to visit the sick, to teach, to guide and support people, and to train and encourage Church members.

They are also expected to have a care for the Connexion as a whole. They are managing trustees of their local church and they are to work with their fellow Elders and the Ministers to build up the body of Christ through all the courts of the Church. 

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