Churches in Newport – March Bulletin

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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

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:


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]


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