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Street Pastors works continues - looking for new recruits in Cardiff

The Amazing work of Street Pastors continues across Wales and Cardiff Street Pastors are currently recruiting for new street pastors and night base team members.    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: ·       We assisted in 393 incidents, the majority of…

Pray for Westminster: the injured, the bereaved and the traumatised

We always knew, if we had any sense, that this was coming. Outrages in France, Belgium and Germany last year were uncomfortably close to home, though at least they were on the other side of the Channel. But Britain has always been just as much of a target for terror, and it's only the skill of our intelligence services that has kept us safe so far. Now that illusion of invulnerability, if it existed, has been shattered. We do not know for certain at the moment who's behind this horror. But that it's some kind of terror attack at the…

Message Higher Tour Plans to Come to Wales

The Higher Tour is coming to South Wales and Message Wales are believing it to be the biggest youth outreach Wales has ever seen! So to get the wheels in motion, we’ve appointed Caitlin Woodington as our Higher South Wales Coordinator. In partnership with local churches, the Higher Tour is a combination of intentional schools missions and evangelistic events, presenting the good news of Jesus Christ to thousands of young people in hopes of seeing thousands making a decision to become lifelong disciples of Jesus. Message passionately believe that Jesus changes lives – not just for an evening at an…

Church opens its doors to the homeless

A CHURCH in Cardiff has been helping to provide shelter and provisions for homeless people in the city. City Church, located on Cowbridge Road East, uses its premises on Saturday evenings to provide hot meals and beds for people who are in need. The service is provided as part of Impact Outreach. There are currently around 17 people volunteering each Saturday to feed the 45 homeless people who visit the church. Brenda Wee, one of the leaders of Impact Outreach said that the service was inspired by a night shelter service that City Church and six other churches across Cardiff…

Roy Godwin's latest book! The Way of Blessing

  Roy Godwin is in many ways an unsuming man. but also a man of great passion and faith.   This follows on from The Grace Outpouring, a number one bestseller for Christian books in the UK. Eight years after its launch we still continue to receive testimonies from readers. His prayer is that  this new book will carry an even greater anointing than the first, that readers might be touched by the Lord. You can find out more about The Way of Blessing, and order, by going here. Roy with the team lead the Christian Retreat Centre at Ffald-y-Brenin in…

Saint David factfile - what do we really know about our Patron Saint?

Saint David, or Dewi Sant as he's called in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. His day is 1st March. His influence is shown in the number of churches dedicated to him in Wales and the celebrations each Saint David's Day. It wasn’t until the 18 th century though that St David’s Day was declared a national day of celebration in Wales. In 2007 Tony Blair rejected calls for St. David’s Day to become a Welsh national holiday, despite a poll saying that 87% of Welsh people wanted a March 1 holiday. Saint David factfile There aren't…

Resources for Lent and Easter

The resources listed on this page are not intended to be a comprehensive listing so if you think we are missing any excellent resource please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We've also compiled a list of Easter facts and stats which you can find here: Easter facts and statistics. Words for Lent: Words for Lent is a lively, fresh and often adventurous approach a series of readings from Luke's gospel, with 40 readings, comments and prayers for the period of Lent. 40 Acts:do Lent generously with Stewardship. Pray for vulnerable children during Lent: Work out how much you could save from the…

Why not buy a Real Easter Egg this year?

The first and only Fairtrade chocolate egg to explain the meaning of Easter. Inside is a beautifully illustrated 24 page Easter story activity book, a milk chocolate egg (125g) and a Fairtrade milk chocolate bar (25g). A charity donation is made from each sale. There are three crosses on the front and under the lid there is a quote from the bible - the resurrection text from Mark chapter 16. The Meaningful Chocolate Company give a donation of the profits and Fairtrade Premium fees, to their farmers allowing them to invest in their community buying everything from school books and…

Cycling 1000 miles not for the faint hearted but raising money for Tearfund!

John Mainwaring from North Wales, is planning a cycle ride from Lands End to John O'Grotes in June to raise an outstanding £25,000 for Tearfund's Middle East Appeal. and needs a few cyclists to join him on this major challenge. Please contact John directly for more information and please let your churches know! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to show your interest. This does not commit you to cycle, but will enable John to liaise with you directly. Dates are 6-16th June 2017 you must be used to Cycling long distances - and will probably cover 100-110 miles each day you must have your…

Home for hope in the valleys

With church buildings closing up and down the Valleys, a Tonypandy church is bucking the trend.  Hope Church Rhondda (www.hopechurchrhondda.org.uk) has successfully bought and refurbished a new community hub on Dunraven Street, where they will begin to meet and serve the local community in January 2017. This  dynamic faith community has been meeting in the town’s Bethel chapel for the past three years. With an average age of 25, the congregation is made up mainly of Tonypandy residents who have plans to use this new centre to continue running a distribution point for the Rhondda Foodbank as well as youth…