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‘The Church must be positive about its role in society’ says Archbishop

Archbishop John has said one his priorities in his new role will be a “rehabilitation of what it means to be the Church”.

He said the Church must be positive about its evangelism, and positive about its role in society, and said “the glass of the Church in Wales is very much half full”.

“One of the things we need to do is to change the Church’s view of itself,” he said. “People need to perhaps understand better why they come to church. It’s not just a habit, it’s not just going to a club of which they’re a member, it’s about being encouraged and enthused to become more active as Christian people in the community.”

You can watch the whole interview below.