Churches in Newport – January Bulletin

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E-Bulletin January 2018

This monthly Bulletin is sent out to help all the churches be more aware of our shared activities, and to keep people informed of news and events.

Homeless Sunday 2018 – Sunday 28th January

Stuart and Caroline Johnson have long had an active concern for the homeless, and they commend this particular national focus to local churches to observe this year. Caroline writes “There is a growing need of homelessness and limited one-bedded accommodation in Newport, and it would be good for us as churches to pray into this situation on this date.” There is then the opportunity to come together the next evening, 29th January, at St. Paul’s church to share prayers and reflections together, to be more Aware of homelessness, Active in tackling it, and Adamant together that homelessness must end.

Caroline would be pleased to hear from any church that will pray about homelessness on the 28th and who would like more information, and also from anyone who can come on the 29th. Contact [email protected]  Tel. 07703 334075

Remember to pray for Newport Nightshelter 

Nightshelter provides immediate and practical help to the problem of homelessness. We are now more than half way through the First Round, with the Second Round of churches taking over from 22nd January. Please pray for each of the churches who are involved in this great work, for all the volunteers, and especially for all the guests, that they may be helped not only by having a bed for the night but enabled too to find good, permanent accommodation.

Churches hosting Nightshelter during the First Round (until Sunday 21st January)

Monday – St Julians Methodist Church         Thursday – Eden Gate

Tuesday – Holy Trinity, Christchurch             Friday – All Saints, Brynglas

                          & Underwood Baptist Church           Saturday – St Julians Baptist Church, Beaufort Rd

Wednesday – St Mary’s, Malpas                    Sunday – Bethesda Baptist Church, Rogerstone

Churches hosting Nightshelter during the Second Round (from Monday 22nd January)

Monday – Christchurch, Malpas Road           Friday – Lliswerry Baptist Church

Tuesday – Duckpool Rd Baptist Church        Saturday – Beechwood Presbyterian Church

Wednesday – St Woolos Cathedral                                         & Malpas Road Evangelical Church

Thursday – Nant Coch Church                                  Sunday – St Johns Church, Maindee

More info from Marc or Tanya on 01633 243235 or email [email protected].

Update from The Sanctuary refugee welcome group

This group was founded in 2008 and, ten years on, it continues to serve asylum seekers and refugees in our city of Newport, all of whom have fled war or persecution in their own land. In 2018 we plan to extend our work further by opening five days a week, developing our schools work, and continuing and extending our existing drop-ins, English classes and social activities for refugees in Newport. We would love to come and share about our work with church groups in Newport, to grow awareness, prayer support, volunteers and supporters.

Please contact us at [email protected] /  Or search for us on Facebook: The Sanctuary Newport – welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Newport.


Forthcoming events – January & February (plus a special date in March)

Friday 12th January  3.00pm  Open Doors meeting about Northern Nigeria

at St Mary’s Church, Malpas, NP20 6GQ.

Church leaders in Newport are invited to come and be inspired by some of the amazing things that God is doing in Northern Nigeria, and by the incredible faith and courage of our  persecuted brothers and sisters. (Editor’s note: I recently attended a similar meeting and can highly recommend it.) Please notify numbers to Roger Faulkner [email protected] .

Saturday 13th January  12 noon  Guitar Ensemble Concert

at Newport (St. Woolos) Cathedral,Stow Hill. NP20 4EA

Students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Free, with leaving collection.

Tuesday 16th January  7.15-8.30pm  Prayer meeting for Newport

at Nant Coch, 68 Fields Park Road, NP20 5BH.

Saturday 20th January  8.30am   Men’s Breakfast  Speaker: Rev. Carl Gidney

at Castleton Baptist Church, Gateway Christian Centre, St Mellons Rd, Marshfield CF3 2TX

Contact David Pinnell on 01633 279940 for further details and to book in.

Saturday 20th January  2.30-4.30pm  Vintage Afternoon Tea

at Nant Coch Church, 68 Fields Park Road, NP20 5BH.

Join us for scones and cake served from vintage china. Proceeds to Newport Street Pastors.

Monday 29th January  7.00-8.30pm  Homelessness Awareness Event

at St Paul’s, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL

See front page for details of Homelessness Sunday on 28th plus this related event.


Saturday 3rd February, 9.30am  Quickfire Men’s Training Morning (CVM Wales)

at St. Paul’s, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL

For full details see

Monday 5th February  7.30pm  ICE Wales Thanksgiving Service

at Bethesda, Rogerstone. All welcome. Speaker: Rev.Jonathan Greaves (Monmouth).

Wednesday 21st February  7.30pm  ‘A Gospel Evening with Paul and Fiona’

at Magor Baptist Church, The Square, Magor, NP26 3HY

Paul Jones, lead singer of Manfred Man and the Blues Band, and Fiona Hendley-Jones, actress of screen and stage, will share some songs and some stories of faith.

Tickets £5 contact: [email protected]

Thursday 8th March  7.00 for 7.30pm  Churches in Newport Annual Celebration

at St Paul’s, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL

This is always a very special event, showcasing the ways Christians are serving in our city.

Job Opportunity at Edengate:

Applications are invited for the role of Assistant Manager at Eden Gate, a charity working with churches and others to support homeless people in Newport. Their work includes First Contact drop-in services, the Street Contact project, and Newport Nightshelter.

For full details of the role, responsibilities and requirements, please contact Marc Hepton on 01633 243235 or email [email protected]  Closing date: 26th January.

Deadline for February Bulletin Tuesday 30th January midday  [email protected]

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