Diocesan press releases

Democracy needs participation, says Bishop Gregory

The Bishop of St Asaph has joined with other Christian and faith leaders in North Wales to urge people to start conversations about democracy with family, friends and neighbours, ahead of the General Election.

In a statement led by Bishop Gregory Cameron on behalf of TCC (Trefnu Cymunedol Cymru / Together Creating Communities) he says: “A democracy only works well if everyone participates and expresses their political opinion and choice.  So, do we all know our political choices and are we going to exercise them?”

The statement encourages people to register to vote ahead of the 22 May deadline and turn out of vote on 8 June.  You can register to vote online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

It has been signed by:

  • Bishop Gregory Cameron, Bishop of St Asaph and Patron of TCC
  • Revd Dr Jennie Hurd, Synod Cymru The Methodist Church and Chair of TCC
  • Revd Tracey Day, Penycae Church of the Nazarene
  • Dr Farookh Jishi, Wrexham Islamic Cultural Centre
  • Stephen Moore, Wrexham Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Revd Robert Parry, Capel y Groes, Wrexham
  • Fr Charles Ramsay, St Mary’s Church, Rhyl

You can read the statement in full in English and Welsh: