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Looking for a Christmas Service in Cardiff this December?

Ok there are about 100 Churches in Cardiff that the Net Cardiff represents so it is hard to just let you know about a few but I have listed 5 churches below that you might think about visiting this Christmas for Christmas service but remember there are many other you can attend and enjoy Christmas with. 

If you visit a church as visitor over Christmas why not get in contact with us and let us know what you think.

All Nations Church
Gospel Christmas

Saturday 9th December 6:15pm for 7pm
Cost: £5 for 2 tickets

City Church Cardiff 

Various Events see website www.citychurchcardiff.com 

Including Sunday 10th December 6:30pm Gospel Music Night with NoW TeamEntry Free Offering Taken 



Various Christmas service see website for details www.glenwood.org

Including A Celebration of Christmas Carol Service
Sunday 17th December 2017

Highfield Church 

Various Christmas services - See website www.highfieldschurch.org.uk

Carols by CandlelightSunday 17th December  - Evening Service - 5:30pm and 7:30pm


Rhiwbina Baptist Church 

Various Events over the Christmas season check out thier website www.rbc.ac 

"From here to Nativity" - The Christmas Story is back!

'Christmas - The Story' is up and running for the EIGHT year - and it's fantastic!  The schools are booking more heavily than ever  including a school from outside the area.  The children absolutely love this school trip - if you are in town on a weekday morning, pop in and join a school's audience. It's a real delight to watching the children watching The Story.
‘Christmas – The Story’ is delighted that another town in south Wales has joined the project. Bridgend is the sixth town to join the voluntary community arts project, which re-tells the Nativity to school children and members of the public free of charge each December.

Statistics show that the Nativity story is being forgotten and is quickly disappearing from our Christmas celebrations. ‘Christmas – The Story’ aims to change this by making the Nativity accessible to everybody. Bridgend ‘Christmas – The Story’ will be held at the Tabernacl Chapel on Derwen Road between the 9th and the 16th of December (except Sunday). It is being led by the Reverend Robin Samuel.

The project, which was successfully launched in Cardiff in 2010, has since been rolled out in Aberdare, Carmarthen, Port Talbot and Barry. Last year, it was shortlisted for an EPIC award.
A huge thanks is owed to all the many volunteers who step out of their pews and put on a costume or a stewards' jacket to make this happen. It is a wonderful and joyous event, very much appreciated by our city - the gift of the churches of Cardiff to the people of Cardiff - given freely every year without strings.

Those who organise the event hope and pray that those who take part in the events enjoy giving the gift as much as the audiences enjoy receiving it. But especial thanks go to the team who work all year round to make this happen - and then work their socks off throughout December keeping the show on the road. They are fabulous.

Where is Christmas the story this year?

This December, you’ll be able to see ‘Christmas – The Story’ in:
– Aberdare
– Barry
– Bridgend (NEW!)
– Carmarthen
– Cardiff

For more detials visit their webite - The Story

Rebuild, Restore, Renew

St. Catherine’s Church in Pontypridd has a vision to create a workshop to bring new life to pre-loved, old, broken furniture.  This vision is not just for furniture, but stems from Isaiah 61 which has challenged us to help the lives of those in our community who need to be rebuilt, restored and renewed.

The plan is to support people who are unemployed to learn new skills, get creative and try out different roles including setting up a small business.

We are looking for volunteers (not just from Church in Wales or Pontypridd) who might be able to help share skills, mentor, befriend and help with various other roles including; buying, selling, transportation or even being able to make a good cup of tea.

We are meeting at St. Luke’s Church, Bedw Road, Cilfynydd CF37 5LN on 5th December 2017 at 13.30.  If you would like to come along and see what we are doing you will be very welcome.  For more information please contact:

Liz Davies, Community Engagement Worker

Tel: 07398 902947 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Let Me Tell You a Story" - Rob Parsons Releases New Book

Rob Parsons is a bestselling author who has travelled widely across the UK and around the world, sharing his own stories of the ups and downs of life and faith with over a million people at live events over the past 30 years.

Let Me Tell You A Story brings together some of the very the best of these stories - heartwarming and challenging tales that make up a compendium of insights on faith and family, love and loss, money and priorities, dreams and goals. Pull up a chair and settle in to enjoy as the storyteller weaves his spell...

Available at many good book shops - Amazon link

Mission To Wales a Christmas Challenge

A Message from the Misison to Wales Team at New Wine Cymru

In light of the ongoing response to the Gospel in this season, we will continue with Mission to Wales- exploring a rhythm and a pace that is both sustainable and effective. 
This December we will be having another mission month, encouraging as many churches as possible to make the most of the Christmas season.

Christmas is a time of year when people are more likely to say 'yes' to an invitation to church, so why not think of some great events and services that you can invite the people who are responding to Jesus on the streets!

Please plan when and where you are going to do your mission and let your regional team leaders of NWC and Jez at the NWC office know what you have decided to do, so we can make sure you have all the scripts, follow up cards, SIX and Luke/Acts materials that you need. 

Finally, if you could let us know how many people are responding to the Gospel through the mission and how the follow up is going, this will help us measure what we are doing in order to become more effective and fruitful. 

It is such a privilege to be labouring in the Gospel across Wales at this time.
God Bless you in your endeavours towards advancing the Kingdom.

Your friend

The Star a Christmas Movie for Kids

In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas.

An entertaining cartoon telling The Nativity from the viewpoint of the animals is showing at several cinemas in the Cardiff area from this Friday 24th November and possible in other areas of Wales.

The Star (U) is made by the Jim Henson company.  

For those who are interested there are children's activity sheets can be downloaded from www.thestarmovie.com/thestaractivities.

Newport Homeless Night Shelter is up and running for 2017

We are excited once again to be able to provide emergency accommodation to homeless people this winter in partnership with Newport churches. The first night (20 Nov) got off to an excellent start, with everything going smoothly. We had a total of 14 referrals asking for emergency assistance with 9 people accessing the shelter. Work now starts to find homes for those who we are supporting. Please pray for us and our guests throughout the winter.

Here is a full list of our venues for 2017/18, with a particular welcome to Beechwood Presbyterian Church who are participating in the project for the first time:

First Round (from Monday 20th November)
Monday – St Julians Methodist Church   
Tuesday – Holy Trinity, Christchurch  & Underwood Baptist Church
Wednesday – St Mary’s, Malpas
Thursday – Eden Gate
Friday – All Saints, Brynglas
Saturday – St Julians Baptist Church, Beaufort Rd
Sunday – Bethesda Baptist Church, Rogerstone         

Second Round (from Monday 22nd January)
Monday – Christchurch, Malpas Road          
Tuesday – Duckpool Rd Baptist Church       
Wednesday – St Woolos Cathedral                                         
Thursday – Nant Coch Church                                 
Friday – Lliswerry Baptist Church
Saturday – Beechwood Presbyterian Church  & Malpas Road Evangelical Church
Sunday – St Johns Church, Maindee 

Many thanks indeed to all the volunteers, without whom it would not be possible to run the Night Shelter. Financial donations are also needed – if you would like to support this work, visit www.edengate.org.uk and follow the PayPal or Donate link at the bottom of the page.

Nightshelter is a part of the work of Eden Gate. There are many other ways of volunteering, particularly at our First Contact outreach sessions during the week. For more information please ring Marc or Tanya on 01633 243235 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mary’s Magnificat – spoken and sung

A new resource for Christmas from BIble Society with Cath and Di Woolridge 
A few years back, Di Woolridge took on the challenge of seeing the birth of our Lord and Saviour through the eyes of his step Dad Joseph. This time, they wanted to tell the other side of the story by exploring Mary’s journey.

After Mary’s angelic visit, to then Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, there’s this great prayer in Luke 1, which is an overflow of Mary’s heart. It’s so poetic, with flavours of God’s justice from Hannah’s prayer in 1 Samuel, and possibly a nod to David’s wonderment at God from Psalm 8? Mary’s words are a celebration of the ever-faithful God throughout the ages and Mary declares these words with a knowingness that she was going to give birth to the greatest gift.

But this humble teenager’s journey was far from straightforward. The journey to Bethlehem, the birth in what would probably be our equivalent to a garage (not the converted kind). Then there’s the escape to Egypt, just to evade Herod’s death grip on Jesus. I’m sure it must have been traumatic, yet somehow Mary remained obedient to God throughout it all.

“It made me wonder…these words that Mary riffed off during her pregnancy in Luke 1, was it a one-time deal or did she speak them at other moments too? Like at Jesus’ birth? Or her escape from Herod? Could she have pondered those words in her heart as they landed safely in Egypt? And as Mary reflected on her journey – did she continue to speak them out? Or further still, sing them?”

This Christmas – Dai takes a back seat as his wife Cath ‘epic lungs’ Woolridge takes on the role of Mary. In fact, this video’s a big team effort. From Matt Richley who wrote Mary’s song, to producer Abigail Orr, then Joe and Andy of 2v Studios. Spoken-Truth has also teamed up with Bible Society and Elevation to bring this free resource to as many as possible.

This is the Christmas journey in a 21st century setting. This is both a song and a story.

Watch, Download, share, enjoy.

The Greatest Journey - Christmas Bible Society resources in Welsh and English


The Greatest Journey

Christmas is on the way!

Check out our nativity booklets, short films and festive gifts as you celebrate Christmas with us this year.

Brand new for this year we are delighted to present The Greatest Journey.

Artist Emma Skerratt has brought the poetic words of Dai Woolridge and Hannah Bunting to life in a colourful illustrated journey that all ages will enjoy.

Copies are available to buy in bulk for 50p each, including postage and packing.


Y Daith Orau Erioed

Mae’r Nadolig ar y ffordd!

Gydag ein llyfryn plant, fideo, drama’r geni neu daflenni lliwio, mae sawl ffordd y gelli fwynhau’r Nadolig gyda ni eleni.

Yn newydd sbon ar gyfer y Nadolig eleni, ry’n falch o gyflwyno Y Daith Orau Erioed.

Mae Dai Woolridge, ein harbenigwr datblygu creadigol wedi cydweithio gyda Hannah Bunting i arwain plant ar antur Nadolig yn y llyfryn yma.

Ry’ ni wedi gwneud y llyfryn ar gael i brynu mewn llwyth ar gyfer eglwysi a chapeli am gost isel o 50c y llyfryn, sy’n cynnwys cost pacio a phostio.


A resource in Polish - God's Word, Will and Ways

God's Word, Will and Ways (Spiritual Directives for New Christians) by Pastor Joe Hayes 

A resource that has been translated into Polish to help those who come to faith Polish Link    English Link

God’s Word, Will and Ways are absolutely vital for Christians in their spiritual journey. Without them we will not know what to do, where go or how to get there! This book aims to help new Christians and refresh mature Christians in God’s Word, Will and Ways.

The book is set out in a question and answer style that seeks to encourage new Christians to discover for themselves from the Word of God - The Power of Salvation that has changed their lives. The Point of Prayer, Witnessing and Bible Study. The Purpose of Baptism. The Power of the Holy Spirit. Their Place in the Church, and their Potential to Overcome Temptation.

"God's Word, Will and Ways" is designed for new Christians to complete on their own or under the nurture of a mature Christian. 

God's Word Will & Ways, is also available in Polish.

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