Churches in Newport – June Bulletin

Churches in Newport


E-Bulletin June 2019


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.


Amazing Grace Spaces hit the news

It was great to see news of the Safe Space project featured twice in the Argus in May – for links to those reports see below. This is a project pioneered by Stuart and Caroline Johnson as part of the work of the Amazing Grace Spaces charity. Stuart writes, “We started our Safe Space Pod project on the 31st January and since then we have had 7 people in pods, 5 of whom have moved into permanent accommodation and 1 who is waiting for a rehab space. The Module Homes we have done for Wrexham Borough Council were also delivered in January. Our latest project, Grace Supported Housing for Women is on its way. Male homelessness is shocking and shouldn’t happen, but there is something about female homelessness that takes it to another level. Women’s supported housing is increasingly in demand and there is very little to help. So we have partnered with Green Pastures to open a Women’s Supported House in Newport and we should be taking it on in about 8 weeks. We are looking for volunteers to help with decorating and also for helping out at the house.”

There is a lot more information about both these projects, along with details about the pods, in the current AGS newsletter, which is being sent out with digitial copies of this bulletin or can be obtained from [email protected] 077033 334075. The newsletter also has details of the AGS volunteer programme which sets out to give people a chance to gain new skills, qualifications, confidence and a purpose in life. Read Wayne’s story in the newsletter to see an example of the difference this programme is able to make.

And another bit of local news about a response to homelessness

A father and son duo with a combined age of just over 100 years are planning a 100 miles cycle ride for the homeless – “One Hundred for the Homeless”. Dad lives in Newport and his son lives in Victoria on Vancouver Island, Canada where the warmer climate draws many of Canada’s homeless. Beginning in Newport on June 24, they plan to spend the day completing the one-hundred-mile route to Aberhafesp near Newtown, Powys, raising money for local charities Eden Gate and Night Shelter who do great work with the homeless here in Newport. Please donate at

Hear Bishop Alastair Redfern speak on Modern Slavery

There is a very special opportunity this month to hear Bishop Alastair present a lecture on the hugely relevant and important issue of Modern Slavery, on 10th June, 7.00pm, at St.Woollos Cathedral. He is the leading figure in the Church of England about this and was instrumental in steering anti-modern-slavery legislation through Parliament. Free admission.


Bridge Christian Counselling are still in the dark re the market redevelopment

Bridge still hasn’t received any info from Newport City Council or the re-developers but, barring the whole thing coming to nothing we will have to leave our premises. The re-developers said that they would offer us accommodation in the re-vamped Market, but where, if suitable and at what cost is anybody’s guess. We are looking to the Lord and are open to any options of his choosing! Please pray for us. ([email protected])


Dates for the dairy in June

Sunday 2nd June  2.00pm Annual Memorial Service for Babies, Children & Young Persons

at Newport Cathedral, Stow Hill, NP20 4EA

Families and friends are invited to join us for this service of remembrance of all children lost at any stage of pregnancy or childhood. If you would like your child’s name to be read out, cards will be available at the service. If you are unable to attend but would like us to light a candle in remembrance of your baby or child, contact Rev. Carol Taplin on 01633 234263.

Other events this month at Newport (St.Woollos) Cathedral, Stow Hill, NP20 4EA

Saturday 8th June  12 noon Midday Recital Hiraeth String Quartet. Free (leaving collection)

Monday 10th June  7.00pm  Lecture: Modern Slavery by Bishop Alastair Redfern.  Free

Saturday 15th June  10.30am-1.30pm  Summer Fayre

Thursday 20th June  7.00pm  Solemn Eucharist

Thursday 27th June  7.30pm  Piano Recital by Joseph Tong  Free (leaving collection)

Saturday 29th June  7.00pm  Stanford Chamber Chorale Concert

Wednesday 5th June  8.00 – 10.00am  Christian Business Network . Monthly networking.

at The Health Hut, 2 Canal Terrace, NP20 2BL   See

Friday 7th 9.30am-9.00pm & Saturday 8th June 9.30am-4.30pm The Fearless Conference

at The Warehouse Church, 23 Mill Parade, NP20 2JQ

A free two day conference for women. The speakers are Donna Howells, Reeba Samuel, and Sanna Lehto. For full details and to register:

Saturday 8th June  7.30pm  Concert by the Adams Chorale

at St John the Baptist, Risca Road NP20 4LP  Tickets: £10 (children free)

Including Bob Chilcott’s Requiem, plus Choral favourites including the Hallelujah Chorus

Wednesday 12th June  7.15-8.30pm  Next prayer meeting for Newport

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

All church leaders particularly invited, but anyone who wants to pray for our city is welcome.

Saturday 15th June  8.30am  Men’s Breakfast  Speaker: Kevin Wilhite (

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

Contact Roger Evans on 01633 680117 for further details and to book in.

Saturday 22nd June  7.00-9.00pm  Cherished Women – speaker: Maria Jones

at Lodge Farm Church, Lodge Hill, Caerleon, NP18 3DL

Come and join us for worship and preaching followed by refreshments and cake. / [email protected]

Wednesday 26th June  10.30am  Charity Coffee Morning with cakes; table-top sale etc.

at Bishpool Methodist Church, Ringland Circle, NP19 9LD

Proceeds for Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and Action for Children Fostering Scheme


Deadline for July/August Bulletin: 2nd July  2.00pm  [email protected]

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