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Cardiff Foodbank's oldest donation goes to a good home!

Back in October last year Foodbank in Cardiff received the donatation of a tin of kidney soup that was approximately 50 years old!   At the time they had a massive following on social media including well over 11,000 social media shares, likes and comments, along with huge local and national press interest to tell the story. All of this resulted in some international interest in purchasing the tin and we are now delighted to say that the tin has made its way back home to Crown Cork. They have kindly sent us a photo of the tin on display in their Technology Centre in…

Homeless Sunday 2018

Homeless seems to be a ever incleasing issue in towns and cities acrss Wales. Each year Housing Justice organise Homeless Sunday. 2018's event will take place on Sunday 28th January.  Homeless Sunday is a chance for Churches and Christian groups from across the country join together to pray, reflect and plan practical action on homelessness, but also for a united christian voice to offer solidarity and be a prophetic voice for change. Here are the ways you can get involved;  - Plan your own sermon, homily, bible study or event by using our theological reflectionand our fact sheets on Homelessness for England, Wales and Scotland (you'll be asked for…

Christian charity honoured with top care services award

Evangelical Alliance member Safe Families for Children has won the Innovative Quality Outcomes Award at the Third Sector Care Awards.  Safe Famillies for Children works with 28 local authorities to support vulnerable families and reduce the flow of children into the care system.  A panel of social care experts judged the award and said: "It is a social movement that is innovative, and changes not only practices but also lives."  Keith Danby, chief executive at Safe Families for Children, said: "We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award!  "It's a real tribute to the impact our volunteers have helping vulnerable families…

Cardiff Foodbank and Foodbank Across Wales expect a surge in demand this Christmas

AFTER new figures show foodbank use has increased across Wales, a charity has warned more people will become reliant on food parcels when Universal Credit is fully rolled out. Trussell Trust foodbanks distributed 43,059 three day emergency food parcels across Wales between April 1 and September 30 this year, a four per cent increase on last year. Foodbank would like to thank you for standing with them this year. There have been so many challenges and highlights throughout 2017 and God has been so faithful in it all. Please keep praying for Cardiff Foodbank as we plan for 2018, that we…

Cardiff Christian Night Shelter Opens its doors before Christmas

Believe it or not, even in this day and age, there are people sleeping rough on our streets and in our parks. There are one or two for whom this is a lifestyle choice, but the great majority are people who are down on their luck and who have fallen through the safety net of the benefits system. What is the night shelter?  Night Shelter Cardiff is run by a group of churches providing a warm place to eat and sleep for 3 winter months of the year for the homeless. Rhiwbina Baptist Church provides a team of volunteers who…

Love Wales Celebrates another year of successful ministry

The Team of Love Wales would like to wish all of our friends, helpers and supporters a very Happy Christmas and Blessed New Year. They have nejoyed a had a great year of ministry - sharing the Gospel with hundreds of people, training, meeting and encouraging lots of people - and would like to thank everyone for all the prayer and support you have given, and we are excited for what God has in store for next year. Some of the things we have done this past year are:   * In January we hosted a 'Thank You' meal for partners and leaders.   * Revival Ministry…

Could you join the mean bean challenge

The Teafund Wales Team are looking for people to join them on the Mean Bean Challenge 2018. In this eye-opening five day challenge, we’ll experience what over one billion people around the world experience every day - hunger. While we eat a simple diet of rice and beans, we’ll be aiming to raise money that could help Tearfund’s local church partners help families and communities for whom this is a daily reality. The challenge is simple, but it’s mean: a small amount of rice and plain beans for each meal and only water to drink across the five days from 19-23rd…

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…

"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…

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…