Churches in Newport – December Bulletin

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E-Bulletin December 2017


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.


Nightshelter 2017-18 is up and running

We are excited once again to be able to provide emergency accommodation to homeless people this winter in partnership with Newport churches. The first night (20 Nov) got off to an excellent start, with everything going smoothly. We had a total of 14 referrals asking for emergency assistance with 9 people accessing the shelter. Work now starts to find homes for those who we are supporting. Please pray for us and our guests throughout the winter.

Here is a full list of our venues for 2017/18, with a particular welcome to Beechwood Presbyterian Church who are participating in the project for the first time:

First Round (from Monday 20th November)

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

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

Many thanks indeed to all the volunteers, without whom it would not be possible to run the Night Shelter. Financial donations are also needed – if you would like to support this work, visit and follow the PayPal or Donate link at the bottom of the page.

Nightshelter is a part of the work of Eden Gate. There are many other ways of volunteering, particularly at our First Contact outreach sessions during the week. For more information please ring Marc or Tanya on 01633 243235 or email [email protected].

Churches in East Newport Advent meetings

“Hope in a Changing World”

Four Tuesday evenings in Advent

7.30pm, refreshments served from 7.00pm.

Tues.28th November Hope from the Past  at St Philips, Jenkin Street, NP19 0GQ

Tues. 5th December   Hope in the Present   Lliswerry Baptist, Camperdown Rd, NP19 0JF

Tues.12th December Hope for the Future  at Summerhill Baptist, Albert Ave, NP19 8FT

Tues.19th December  at St.Julians Methodist, Caerleon Road, NP19 7JT Carols and Communion  NB refreshments will be served afterwards, not before.

All welcome at any of these meetings. (Not just people from East Newport!)

Forthcoming events – December / early January

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

Saturday 2nd December  8.30-10.00am  Ark Christingle

Saturday 2nd December  7.00pm  St.Woolos Sinfonia Concert

Sunday 3rd December  5.00-6.00pm  Advent Carol Service

Thursday 7th December  7.00pm  Lovelight Christmas Concert

Saturday 9th December  12 noon  Concert – Cora Cantabile.  A Ladies Choir singing seasonal music. Admission free with a leaving collection.

Saturday 9th December  7.00pm  Christmas Concert with Newport Orchestra, Newport  Cathedral Choristers and St Woolos Primary School Choir. All proceeds are going to Cwtsh and the Newport Night Shelter. Tickets £10/ £6 concessions.

Monday 11th December  7.00pm  MIND Christmas Concert

Friday 8th December  1.00pm  Concert in support of Newport Nightshelter

at St Mary’s Church, Stow Hill, NP20 1TP

Saturday 9th December  8.30am   Men’s Breakfast  Speaker: from Sporting Marvels 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 16th December  11.00am – 3.00pm  Christmas Live! All welcome.

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

Nativity puppet show, real live donkeys, live music, carols, Santa, craft stall, refreshments.

Sunday 17th December  4.00pm  Crib and Christingle Service at Newport Cathedral (St.Woolos), Stow Hill, NP20 4EA

Saturday 23rd December 10.00am  Coffee and Mince Pies followed by Carols on the steps at St Julian’s Methodist Church Caerleon Road NP19 7JT.

Christmas Eve Services in Newport

3.00pm  Nine Lessons and Carols at Newport Cathedral (St.Woolos), NP20 4EA

7.00pm  Christmas Eve Service – “Unwrapping God’s Gift”  Speaker: Peter Gladwin

at Lliswerry Baptist Church, Camperdown Road, NP19 0JF

11.00pm  Candlelight Service in Welsh at Mynydd Seion, Hill Street, Newport NP20 1LZ

11.15pm  Midnight Communion at St Julian’s Methodist Church, Caerleon Road NP19 7JT.


11.30pm  Carols at Midnight at St Julians Baptist Church, 33 Beaufort Rd NP19 7PZ

11.30pm  First Eucharist of Christmas at Newport Cathedral (St.Woolos), NP20 4EA

For other Christmas services, including Christmas Day, please see local announcements.

Sunday 31st December, New Year’s Eve  9.00pm – 2.00am  Crossover Service

at New Dimensions Church, 124 Lower Dock Street, NP20 1EG

Cross over into the New Year praying, praising and worshipping God.

Deadline for January Bulletin Wednesday 3 January 9.00am [email protected]

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