Churches in Newport
E-Bulletin March 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.
Churches in Newport Annual Celebration – Thursday 8th March, 7.30pm
at St.Paul’s, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL Refreshments served from 7.00pm.
Eden Gate, Food Banks and Street Pastors are just some of the many different ministries by Christians working together in our city www.churchesinnewport.com/inter-church-activities
All of these will be celebrated at our annual meeting.
Please make a special effort to be there if you can.
Newport Nightshelter – winter isn’t over yet
Usually as we come into March the worst weather of the winter is behind us, but not so this year. Give thanks to God that the Newport Nightshelter is available for those who otherwise would be sleeping rough out in the cold. Here’s the latest report from Marc Hepton:
So far this year we have saved 972 nights sleeping rough or sofa surfing. We have received over 70 referrals from people needing emergency accommodation. Of these 49 people have stayed one or more nights in the shelter. We have supported four people into Christian residential rehabilitation programmes, sadly all have since left. Although this is discouraging, as a lot of time is invested into this process, we are confident that one of these will access a programme closer to home. This gives some indication of how challenging our work is.
Churches hosting Nightshelter during the Second Round (Mon 22nd Jan – Sun 25th March)
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
There is an increasing need for emergency accommodation and so Eden Gate are hoping to start a Summer Shelter. This will be in addition to the winter project which will not be effected and will stay the same. We are working closely with Newport City Council to develop this project and have already started making plans to renovate our premises to bring them up to a standard where emergency beds can be provided. Our vision for this is that Churches would provide a team of people to provide hospitality to homeless people one night every fortnight. Let us know if you are interested in participating.
More info from Marc or Tanya on 01633 243235 or email [email protected].
Four Tuesdays in March – A series of Bible Studies on the life of Mary
March 6th Matthew 1 / Luke 1 at Summerhill Baptist Church, Albert Ave NP19 7TB
March 13th Matthew 2 / Luke 2 at Penylan Baptist Ch, 202 Christchurch Rd NP19 8BD
March 20th John 2 at Stow Park Church Centre, Brynhyfryd Rd NP20 4FX
March 27th John 19 at Beechwood Presbyterian Church, NP19 8JH
7:00pm refreshments for 7:30 pm start. For further info contact John, 01633 257158
All welcome for any of these inter-church pre-Easter studies together. Just come along.
Other events in March
Friday 2nd March 2.00pm Women’s World Day of Prayer
at St. Paul’s, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL
“All God’s Creation is Very Good”. Light refreshments will be served after the service.
Friday 2nd March 7.30pm St.David’s Day Concert – City of Newport Male Choir
at St. Patrick’s RC Church, 151 Cromwell Rd, Lliswerry NP19 OHS
Tickets £5, on the door or from 07900 316778. All proceeds to Newport Street Pastors.
Saturday 3rd March 10.30 – 12.30am Fair Trade Coffee Morning
in Mynydd Seion Chapel, Hill Street, NP20 1LZ.
Entrance £3, cuppa included. Fair Trade items, books, bric a brac, toiletries etc for sale..
Saturday 3rd March 7.00pm Barnabas – a musical by Roger Jones
at St.Julians Methodist Church, Caerleon Rd., NP19 7JT Retiring collection for Ty Hafan.
Performed by the Circuit Choir and the Spirit Choir. This musical tells the exciting story of Barnabas the encourager, when he and Saul visited Cyprus (Acts 13).
Saturday 10th March 6.30pm for 7.30pm Discover the world of Bible translation ,
at Christchurch, BT Compound, Old Malpas Rd., NP20 5PP
Wycliffe Bible Translators. 6:30pm for free informal meal, 7:30 for ‘official’ start. Over by 9:15.
Cathedral events this month
Thursday 8th March 7.30pm St Woolos Sinfonia Wine Tasting Event £12.50
Saturday 10th March 12 noon Free recital – Fumi Otsuki (violin) & Alessandro Viale (piano)
Thursday 15th March 6.30pm Choristers’ Concert, admission free with a leaving collection.
Thursday 22nd March 7.30pm Recital: Lisa Jones (mezzo soprano) & Emma Gibbins (piano)
Saturday 24th March 7.00pm Newport Orchestra and the Ardwyn Singers Concert
Newport Cathedral has vacancies for two altos (male or female) to start after Easter. Contact the director of music, Emma Gibbins: 07952 514117, [email protected]
Saturday 18th March 6.00pm Sam Childers – Machine Gun Preacher
at Newport City Church, 23a Mill Parade, Pill, Newport, NP20 2JQ
Sam Childers, ‘the Machine Gun Preacher’, is visiting Newport City Church to share his life story. Sam talks about the difficult decision he had to make in order to stop the mass slaughter of children and families in Sudan, and how he overcame a life of drugs and violence to embrace a life of faith in God. This is a free event but best to register to avoid disappointment as there is limited seating. Registration: www.facebook.com/nccforward
Saturday 24th March 2.00pm Scavenger Hunt!
at Belle Vue Park – meet at the café (car park side).
This is one of the activities which St Mary Street Baptist Church is holding this year to celebrate its 150th Anniversary. There will be some walking but it should be suitable for most ages. Contact Les Tuckwell 01633 764650 / 07801081261
Good Friday 30th March 11.15am A walk with Christ and the Cross
Meeting point: Tesco Express, 20-22 Caerleon Rd, NP19 7BX
Led by a professional theatre group, the walk will proceed to St.Julians Methodist Church where the crucifixion will be re-enacted. This will be followed by a short service in the Church. We would be delighted if as many people as possible could join us.
Deadline for April Bulletin: Tuesday 27th March midday [email protected]