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About us

We are a new church for Barry

GodFirst Barry started in our homes in Jan 2019, with 6 adults and 6 children eating food together and seeking the Lord for Barry. We are currently meeting as a growing group living out our values and developing a discipling culture. Please look at the other sections of the site to find out more about our vision, beliefs and values. 

our leaders
Rhys & Rachel Gronow

Rhys and Rachel have a heart for Jesus, their children, people, fun and life! They have wonderful two boys, Elliot and Jude. Although Rhys grew up in Barry, he moved away when he was aged 18 to join a discipleship programme at Trinity Church, Cheltenham.


After completing an internship at Trinity he later joined a church plant at St Paul's Church, Cheltenham where he met Rachel. As well as spending eight years at St Paul's, Rhys also attended Westminster Theology Centre (WTC) for two years and served as an Assistant Chaplain at the University of Gloucestershire for three years.


Rhys is also currently studying further through Union School of Theology. Rachel works in a local primary school, she is a passionate worshipper and strategic thinker around mission and kids church.


Rhys serves as the lead pastor and Rachel serves the church through the planning team. 

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