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Cardiff Street Pastors - Recruiting New Volunteers

Cardiff Street Pastors are currently recruiting for new street pastors and night base team members.  If you could please advertise this in your church or you know if anyone is interested in joining either teams please ask them to contact Jackie Bradshaw, Street Pastor Coordinator, Tel: 02920 512247; email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The work of Cardiff Street Pastors continues to go well and every Friday & Saturday night we have teams out in Cardiff City Centre that are able to help many vulnerable people. Here are some statistics taken from our reports for the last 3 months which is a summary of our actions whilst on patrol and do not contain all we do during our night:

Vacancy for a combined Youth Leader and Family Worker

  • Bethany Baptist Church Rhiwbina Cardiff
    Founded in Central Cardiff 1806     
    www.bethanybaptist.org.uk                                             

  • Join the team at Bethany Baptist church, Cardiff and reach out into the community in a challenging new role as youth leader and family worker.

    The capital’s oldest English-speaking Baptist church is offering the position on a part-time basis to spearhead a strategic plan for the rejuvenation of our membership.

    There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Also, the role is conditional upon the holder having an enhanced DBS check and being entitled to work in the UK. They will also possess communication skills, including social media, to promote and co-ordinate programmes for teenagers and families.

    We are looking for a person who is preferably qualified in youth/family work, who is self-motivated, has initiative and the capacity to be both a team leader and a team player. At least four GCSEs at Grade A-C is also required. 

    The role is for 14 hours per week, for 52 weeks a year with 2 weeks paid holidays and 2 paid bank holidays. Evening and weekend working will be involved. The post is not pensionable.

    Salary (approximately £7.50 per hour) plus expenses.

    Initial contract will be for 12 months with the possibility of a further extension, and the usual satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

    The application pack, including the job description and application form is available to download from our website. Applications can be submitted by post or email with scanned documents.

    The closing date for applications is noon 22nd September with interviews being held in October.

     

     

     

The Amber Project

What is Amber project?

The Amber Project provides help and support to young people (14-25) who have experience of self harm.

They can offer you help in a number of different ways including counselling, Friday evening workshops, theatre workshops, and informal support.

Please visit the website for more informaiton click here

The Amber project is run by the Church Army an intiative of the Anglican Church 

 

Welsh church websites

Below is a list of some individual church congregation web sites. If you would like to add yours to the list then e-mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteering with the Hospital Chaplaincy - Newport

The chaplains in the Newport hospitals are looking for volunteers to support and complement their ministry to patients and their families. We are looking for people who have some pastoral experience, good listening skills and a friendly character who can spare a few hours each week to help in the Royal Gwent and St Woolos hospitals, primarily visiting patients and supporting them pastorally and spiritually through listing and talking. Some people prefer their voluntary work to be practical and they help around the office, with the staff Chill Out support sessions or bringing patients to services and taking them back to the wards. Training will provide guidance and direction for all facets of the work. If you would like to explore volunteering with the chaplains, please contact Carol at the Chaplaincy Office in Royal Gwent Hospital: 01633 234263 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Newport Foodbank is looking for help

Could your church partner with Newport Foodbank by helping to collect food items, please? 

For more info, contact Jon Slocombe on 07968 275325 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Street Pastors - Recruiting New Volunteers

Cardiff Street Pastors are currently recruiting for new street pastors and night base team members.  If you could please advertise this in your church or you know if anyone is interested in joining either teams please ask them to contact Jackie Bradshaw, Street Pastor Coordinator, Tel: 02920 512247; email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The work of Cardiff Street Pastors continues to go well and every Friday & Saturday night we have teams out in Cardiff City Centre that are able to help many vulnerable people. Here are some statistics taken from our reports for the last 3 months which is a summary of our actions whilst on patrol and do not contain all we do during our night:

Sports Chaplaincy Wales

Sports Chaplaincy in Wales has seen many doors open over the years to allow chaplaincy support to clubs across Wales. Currently there are 33 chaplains serving in rugby union, football, cricket, boxing and disability sports. We have another 20 waiting in the wings to take up new opportunities. Jesus might say today "the sports fields are white unto harvest, but the labourers are few" and we need more workers to volunteer to help meet these great opportunities to connect church with sporting communities and make a real difference for His glory. We need pastorally gifted people (ministers or lay) who are willing to serve. We are excited to hear of many being challenged by the gospel as we minister to people's needs and some having their lives transformed by accepting Christ. 

Sports Chaplaincy UK (SCUK) is recognised as the leader in our field across the world where we now have nearly 425 volunteer sports chaplains serving a range of sporting communities at all different levels across the UK. Chaplaincy recognises that a healthy heart and mind is needed to go alongside the physical strength and tactical awareness that sports people need to achieve their potential and achieve their dreams.  We have partnership agreements with many key governing bodies like the Premier League, Disability Sport Wales, Rugby Football League etc as recognised suppliers of specialist sports chaplains into the UK sport. we have started discussions with the WRU for this.

SCUK facilitates, trains, supports and encourages Christian chaplains for the benefit of supporting sports communities to help you be effective, for people of faith and of no faith. There is a need for high quality pastoral and spiritual care to support players, coaches, and staff . This generally involves being willing to give about 5 hrs pw - e.g. a couple of hours one evening at training, a couple at matches and available to offer pastoral care as needed, being available to listen and bring support to all. Each chaplain will bring with them a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise. A chaplain should be extremely supportive, bring a non-judgemental, listening ear in confidence and an empathetic and compassionate presence. Who help players, coaches or teams through bereavements or tragedies like the recent Ellie Norkett tragedy, or support people through relationship challenges, or can be that listening ear when things aren't going well, encourage when injured, help deal with addictions, get free from debt, offer spiritual insight and encouragement? Sports Chaplains can!

We are looking for VIPs and that could be you! People who will:
  Volunteer to be a chaplain at a local club, or offer other skills to SCUK e.g. IT skills
I     people who are willing in to Invest to help us develop this great work
P   Pray - there is nothing as important as praying with us, as prayer moves God's arm to bless

We would be thrilled if you want to get involved or to know more. Either email or phone Martin Lewis, Director of SCUK Wales:   Email add -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mob no 07718055365. Or check out our SCUK website:  https://sportschaplaincy.org.uk/wales/  to gain further insight.

Sporting Life Endorsements:  "Chaplains can be of help to all sorts of people involved with sport, when crisis, need, or difficulty comes. I commend the idea of sports chaplaincy and the work of SCORE* to you"
Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manager to Manchester United  (*SCUK was formerly  SCORE - “ Sports Chaplains Offering Resources And Encouragement “)

"Providing Sports Chaplaincy has become an important part of our approach to equality and ethical behaviours .....Aside from providing a friendly, familiar face and an open door to confidential advice and support for everyone,  there have also been occasions when our Sports Chaplains have made significant and timely interventions supporting athletes, staff and wider service users through some difficult and challenging times. Experienced and well trained, the Chaplains have brought added value to our organisation."
Jon Morgan Exec Director of Disability Sports Wales.

Cardiff Christian Healing Ministry

 

Founded in 1997 following the Springboard mission to Cardiff, CCHM exists as a resource for the local church, providing counselling for all people, for depression, anxiety, loss, abuse, phobias, PTSD with our qualified counsellors.

We run training for pastoral teams, church leaders and individuals to enable them to provide first level care, either in counselling or prayer ministry. The training teaches practical skills such as listening, as well as understanding the effectiveness of forgiveness, the therapeutic nature of love, how we can be transformed to be more like Jesus, and the role of the church as a healing, redemptive community.

We also run Prayer Café, a twice monthly drop-in for quiet, prayer, reflection and the opportunity to chat. All these at Woodville Christian Centre, Crwys Road CF24 4ND

We are members of the Association of Christian Counselling, Gweini and the Evangelical Alliance, fully insured and supervised in accordance with the ethical codes of the ACC and BACP.

For more information: Tel.029 2019 0113, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.cchm.org.uk, or www.facebook.com/cardiff christianhealing

Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children is a movement of the church to care for some of the most vulnerable members of our society – children whose parents are going through a hard time.

It’s a simple idea …. we recruit Host Families who voluntarily open up their homes, without pay, taking in the children for a short spell whilst their parent get back on their feet. It’s not fostering and it’s not adoption – just simple kindness and yet it can make a world of difference.

For others who need someone to support them in day to day life we offer a Family Friend, a volunteer who offers to spend some time with them. This could be a few hours a week or otherwise depending on the circumstances.

Our third group of volunteers sign up to provide resources needed by our supported families.

All volunteers complete our volunteer safeguarding and approval process and we are currently contracted to take referrals from Cardiff Children’s Services. Our aim is to expand across other local authorities as others sign up.

Contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check out our website www.safefamiliesforchildren/wales for further information.

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