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Loving our neighbours

Who are our neighbours in this ministry area? What are their dreams and their concerns about our communities? How can we best welcome and serve them in order to make our communities better places to live? These are some of the questions we will have been exploring in our second Ministry Area service for our ‘Year of Listening’ on Sunday 1st July. Jesus, of course, famously commanded us to ‘love our neighbour as ourselves’, but also modelled through his earthly ministry…

Matt Davis: Introducing Myself

Even though the last three years of my life have been leading up to being ordained and begin as a curate, and I have been diligently studying and preparing for all of this, I have to admit that the reality of it all is now really beginning to sink in. We have lots to do, and lots to pack, and then lots to unpack on our arrival in the Ministry Area! I have lived in Newport for the last 7…

Bearing Fruit

How can we bear ‘fruit’ in our shared life as a ministry area? And what fruit should we bear? These are the questions that we will have explored together in our first Ministry Area service of the new year, which will have just taken place by the time this month’s magazine is distributed. This word, ‘fruit’, comes from the wonderful image of the vine and the branches, shared by Jesus with his disciples in John 15.1-8. This is a rich…

Appointment of Pioneer Curate

It was announced yesterday evening at our Annual Vestry Meeting that Matthew Davis will join the Ministry Area as our new Pioneer Curate following his ordination at the end of June. The title ‘pioneer’ means that Matt comes with particular training and expertise in connecting with those in the community, outside of the church. Matt’s enthusiasm for building relationships with young people and families, and his experience in new creative forms of mission, will be a huge asset to the…

A Year of Listening

In our rapidly developing 21st century world, change is now the only constant! Our city is continually adapting and ever expanding (as shown by the current housing developments close to St Edeyrn’s), and modern technology has brought about societal change on a level that previous generations could never have imagined. In addition, we now find ourselves in an increasingly post-Christian society, where the old adage that ‘the parish church is at the centre of the community’ sadly no longer applies.…

Holy Week and Easter 2018

We’d love to invite you to join us as we walk through Holy Week together this year, as well as for our Easter celebrations! Maundy Thursday (29th March) A dramatic Holy Eucharist, commemorating the Last Supper. 7pm at All Saints Cyncoed Good Friday Join us as we give thanks for God’s love revealed at the cross. 10am Liturgy of Good Friday at St Edeyrn’s 11am Ecumenical March of Witness followed by service at the Maelfa Shop 2pm The Third Hour…

Retirement of Revd Graeme Carby

This announcement was made in all the churches across the Ministry Area this morning, prepared by our Ministry Area Leader, the Revd James Henley: “Following a meeting with the Bishop, the Revd Graeme Carby, our Team Vicar, has officially informed me of his intention to retire at the end of June this year. The impact of Graeme’s ministry here for more than twenty years cannot be understated, and I am particularly grateful for his advice and support over the last…

Snow Updates

03/03/18 Here are the final details of tomorrow’s Sunday Services, following the disruption due to the snow: Services at St David’s and St Edeyrn’s are cancelled. At All Saints Cyncoed, there will only be ONE service – the 10.30am Holy Eucharist. Both the 8am and 6pm services are cancelled. At All Saints Llanedeyrn, the 9.30am All Age Eucharist will go ahead as planned followed by the Annual Congregational Meeting. Given that the roads are still treacherous and there is still…

Lent is here: Your discipleship MOT is due!

Unless you are lucky enough to be driving a brand new car, many of us will be used to the annual process of renewing our MOT. It can seem an arduous process, but it is also vital for keeping the car in good condition, fit for purpose, and making sure it is road-worthy. In the same way, the season of Lent in our Church Calendar is an opportunity to stop and evaluate our own lives. As we begin to move…

The Cornerstone Community: Introducing two more new faces!

Well, Christmas and New Year have been and gone! Amy, Evie and I are so grateful for the incredible welcome we’ve received from everyone across the whole ministry area over the last couple of months. We are settling in so well, and enjoying getting to know everyone better! In all the busyness of our arrival, and then Christmas, you may have missed our friends, Georgia and Sarah, who moved into the ministry area shortly after us at the beginning of…

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new ministry area website! At the same time as updating the calendar and some of the information from the old website, we’ve given the look of the site a bit of a refresh and added a couple of new features. We now have a News section, where over time we’ll be adding any announcements or other key news items, as well as including excerpts from the Ministry Area magazine from time to time. We’ve started to upload…