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Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Carols at the Maelfa12.00pm in the Maelfa Shopping Centre, LlanedeyrnA short service of carols and readings, together with friends from other local churches across East Cardiff, followed by refreshments in the Churches Together Community Shop. Instant Nativity! (Crib Service)4.00pm at All Saints LlanedeyrnJoin us on Christmas Eve as we re-tell the nativity story together, accompanied by readings and carols. Children – come dressed as your favourite nativity characters! Carols by Candlelight6.00pm at St Edeyrn’sJoin us for carols and readings, as…

Wait!

I can’t believe that it’s already that time of year once again where we look ahead to Christmas! Services are being planned, calendars organised, gifts bought and Christmas adverts are beginning to appear on TV. But of course, before Christmas arrives in our churches, we first share in the season of Advent. Advent is a time of watching and waiting, when we reflect on all the rich Old Testament prophecy about Jesus’ arrival, and look ahead to his coming again.…

Advent & Christmas 2018

We’d love to invite you to join us for our special Advent & Christmas services and events across the ministry area! See services at: All Saints Cyncoed All Saints Llanedeyrn St Davids Pentwyn St Edeyrn’s Christmas Fayre Join us for our Ministry Area Christmas Fayre and Tree Festival on Saturday 1st December, with contributions from each of our churches and from our Scouts and Guides. All Saints Cyncoed Advent Devotional Concert Sunday 9th December, 6.00pm A new cantata, ‘Veni, Emmanuel’,…

All Souls Commemoration

We are holding our annual commemoration of all the faithful departed on Friday 2nd November 2018 for loved ones who have died. You are invited, as well as your family and friends, to attend all or part of the evening. The names of our loved ones departed will be read aloud as part of the prayers in the Church and there will be an opportunity for you to light a candle in their memory. The memorial services will take place at All Saint’s Cyncoed at: 7.00pm for…

Gift Day 2018

A day of generosity, thanksgiving and prayer. On Thursday 1st November, All Saints’ Day, we are holding our annual gift day to support the work of mission of our four churches across the Ministry Area. All Saints’ Church will be open from 8am until our Celebration Eucharist at 7pm. During the day, there is a programme of prayer, fellowship and activities, and throughout the day there will be refreshments, spaces to pray and information available about our finances. You will…

Harvest Services

It’s that wonderful time of year when we celebrate Harvest, giving thanks to God for all the good gifts of creation. Special Harvest Services are taking place in all of our churches during October. These will be lively services suitable for all-ages, and a great opportunity to come along if you haven’t been to church for a while, or are coming for the first time. Why not join us? Here are the details: Sunday 7th October 9.30am All Saints Llanedeyrn…

(Extra)ordinary Time

As Summer continues, we’re now well into the part of the church calendar which has the very mundane title, ‘Ordinary Time’. The practical reason for this term is that we use all the ‘ordinary’ parts of the liturgy in our services during this period, without any seasonal variations. But it also gives us an opportunity to think about what it means to follow Jesus in all the parts of our lives which feel ordinary and mundane to us. We don’t…

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.…
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