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Christian Student set to welcome others student to Cardiff

Christian Union in Cardiff University and other universities across Cardiff are getting ready to welcome student in the city of Cardiff at the start of a new academic year. Fresher's Week (16th-25rh September) can be a daunting time for many as they start their course in Cardiff. During this time, thousands of students will arrive at Cardiff Uni and universities across the city, and the CU are putting on a series of events to reach out to these students - both Christian students and non-Christian students. Beccy Chalker of Cardiff University Christian Union says "One of these events is our…

Record 271,000 attend Alpha course in 2015

A record number of people attended an Alpha course last year.Across around 9,000 churches, 271,000 took up invites from friends or churches to take part in the eleven week series.The course, which was created out of Holy Trinity Brompton, gives people a basic introduction to Christianity and an opportunity to come to faith.It includes food, a talk and discussion in small groups. Alpha has now been adopted by all the major denominations including Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal, and Salvation Army churches.Building on the success of 2015, a new campaign fronted by TV adventurer Bear Grylls launched on…

Soul Survivor continues to see young people come to Christ

Each year many young people from churches across Wales attend summer events organised by Soul Survivor. We find out what happened in Summer of 2016.... More than a thousand young people committed to following Jesus at Soul Survivor and Momentum this summer.The festivals hosted more than 26,000 young people, with 1,527 coming to faith.The themes this year included living all out for God and what it means to love others in Jesus' name.Mike Pilavachi, co-founder and leader of Soul Survivor, said: "We have loved seeing how God has met with young people this summer and nothing beats seeing people meet…

Churches told to be alert but not alarmed after priest’s murder

Church leaders have been told to remain vigilant following the murder in France of Fr Jacques Hamel this week.The Metropolitan Police have advised those in charge of churches and church projects to "remain alert, but not alarmed".The force made clear that there is no intelligence to suggest a similar attack in the UK, but said that this was a good opportunity for all to review their security plans.In a statement, the police said: "The police have been working with church leaders here in the UK to establish a communication network through which reassurance and guidance to the Christian community can…

Treating Kid's Like Royalty - for cared for and at risk children

RFK UK Camp is a one-week residential camp hosted by Capital City Church in Cardiff, Wales. This years camp runs at the end of AUgust 2016 and it is designed to meet the unique needs of looked-after children, children in need and children at risk. RFK UK is part of Royal Family KIDS, a faith-based organisation in the U.S. Royal Family KIDS has over 30 years of experience and overseas 200+ camps worldwide. WHAT DOES A WEEK AT RFK UK CAMP LOOK LIKE?The fun begins on Monday morning when caregivers and the young campers come along to registration. After receiving…

Amazing Grace Spaces - Safe Places to Recover

Amazing Grace Spaces is a new charity aiming to provide access to quality affordable accommodation in an innovative way. The charity is based in Newport. The people behind Amazing Grace Spaces realise homelessness, eviction; mortgage repossession and relationship breakdowns are rising and more than ever more people are at risk. Also young people who are not able to get on the property ladder. Stuart and Caroline Johnson have established the need over the 25 years they worked with those caught in the cycle of homelessness, addiction and life controlling problems. Initially using the model, the churches in London and Housing…

Holiday Bible Clubs and Family Fun

This is the time of year when Churches across Cardiff are putting on some great special events for kids and families We have listed some of these below but let us know if we have missed some so we an add them in. All AgesFree Where When Description Age Cost Albany Road Baptist Church Monday 22nd - Friday 26th August, 2pm - 4pm. Looking for something for your children to do during the summer holidays? Do they enjoy crafts, cooking, games, stories and having lots of fun? For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Telephone: 02920 493 430 Assumed 5-11 please check…

Local Minister writes about his "Conchie" father

Cardiff Church minister and Author Gethin Russell Jones has in the past written about his mothers work in Bletchley Park now he has put pen to paper about his father who was a conscientious objector or "Conchie" Gethin writes.... Now in my mid fifties, I have clear memories of my Dad at the same age. And curiously enough it's his clothing that always springs to mind, at least initially. Dad playing cricket with us on a Devon beach in 1968 sporting a jacket and tie. Or travelling to Scotland ten years later to visit my sister and family, dapper in…

Children Matter

Kay Morgan Gurr is chair of Children Matter, a coalition of people and organisations who are passionate about children and family ministry. Tell us a little about the Children Matter initiative. Children Matter works to inspire the UK Church, church leaders, families and children to develop ministries that will allow children to grow in their faith from childhood to adulthood. It's a coalition of different ministries including Scripture Union, Urban Saints, Children Worldwide, the Global Children's Forum and the Hand in Hand conference. It's a place where Christians can be equipped in their work with children and families, finding resources…

Hope to Ghana Football Fest proves a great success

The Hope to Ghana Football Fest again proved to be a great success The organisers would like to thank all those who go involved "We had a great 2016 Football 5 aside competition last Saturday 2nd July. Our 2016 Overall Champions were St John The Baptist School and our "Europa League" winners were DC Utd Blue. We thank all the teams who so generously supported this event, to our referees Ian and Tom and to Gol Centre, Cardiff for hosting us again." Elizabeth DavisHopetoghana management team\ Why not get your team involved next year!