Sam Pritchard

Sam Pritchard

Sam joined the Evangelical Alliance in September 2018 as the Public policy officer for Wales, he also serves as a County Councillor in Swansea. Prior to working for the Evangelical Alliance Sam has worked for both a Welsh Member of Parliament and an Assembly Member. He graduated from Cardiff University with a Certificate of Higher Education in Religious and Theological Studies before graduating with a degree in theology from Union School of Theology. Sam is married to Jess and is a deacon at his local church.

Public policy Wales update: October

18 October 2019On Thursday, 3 October education Secretary Kirsty Williams announced the Welsh Government's plan to remove the right of withdrawal for both Religious Education (RE) and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). There will be an eight-week consultation where the Welsh Government is seeking views on this proposal from residents.This follows a previous consultation where 89 per cent of people said they were in favour of keeping the right of withdrawal. There does not seem to be any ​substantive…

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Public Leader course is coming to Wales

27 September 2019Wales is the land of revival, a place where God has undoubtedly blessed and been visible powerfully. The power of the Welsh revival is most clearly visible in this, sinners had their eternal destination changed when they found Jesus. People received life that can only come from Jesus and that is the primary effect and joy of revival that God intervenes and brings salvation. The lasting effects of revival was clearly visible in this when you have an encounter with Jesus that changes who you are.…

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Public policy Wales update: March 2019

11 March 2019Paul Flynn was first elected as an MP in 1987 representing Newport West, where he diligently served as an MP for over three decades. He was described by one Labour MP as a, “kind, principled and fascinating man”. The Prime Minister also commented saying he was “an outstanding parliamentarian”.As Christians we should have a strong pastoral love and care for people and their families in times like these. We should be praying that Paul Flynn’s family and friends as they mourn and reflect on the…

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A response to the new First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford

14 January 2019Once elected, Mark gave a passionate acceptance speech in which he thanked his predecessor and focused heavily on the former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan. During this speech, Mark Drakeford declared that he wanted to be a "beacon of hope in darkening skies". Perhaps, because it was Christmas, this phrase instantly made me think about Isaiah 9:2: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” As Mark Drakeford serves as First Minister, he is attempting to make a positive…

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Public policy Wales update: December 2018

3 December 2018We had the last First Ministers Faith Community Forum with Carwyn Jones. The Faith Communities Forum was established after the events of 11 September 2001 to bring faith leaders, politicians and civil servants round a table for discussion.This meeting is a great opportunity for Evangelical Alliance Wales to represent the views of evangelical Christians directly to the First Ministers, allowing us to effectively voice our concerns and the views of our members and member churches. It is a great…

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Mars landing: a reminder of our creator God

29 November 2018Mars landing: a reminder of our creator God Recently, as the US Space Agency NASA managed to land a robot on Mars, there was a tense seven minutes while the probe hurtled towards the surface of the planet in radio silence. The objective of this project was to study the interior of the planet, making Mars the first planet (other than Earth) to have been examined in such a way. Many scientists hailed the project as being a great success, and several other launches, including one in 2012, were…

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Lessons from the life of John Owen

22 November 2018My wife and I decided to travel to London and do some site-seeing for my birthday weekend. When asked what I wanted to spend my time doing in London, I probably gave a surprising answer that might have made my wife re-evaluate the trip, if not her vows. I said that the one place I would love to go and visit out of the whole of London was Bunhill Fields Cemetery – a typical birthday activity, I am sure. Bunhill is the resting place of many great figures from history, including the poet William…

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Leadership Elections in Wales

25 October 2018Our new public policy officer in Wales, Sam Pritchard, introduces the state of different political parties in Wales, and gives us an overview of the leadership and policy challenges that all the Welsh parties will be facing over the next year. There is no denying that politics in Wales is in a deep state of uncertainty and flux. It was announced this summer that all but one of the main political parties in the Welsh Assembly are having a leadership election. The only exception is the Liberal…

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