Churches in Newport – February Bulletin

Churches in Newport

E-Bulletin February 2020

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 5th March 7.00pm

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

The evening will begin with tea and coffee. Various Christian organisations and activities in Newport will have stalls giving information about their work, with people to answer any questions. We will then come together for a time of worship and prayer for the Christian work going on in the City. Please come along to be encouraged, to learn, and to worship together.


Half-way point for this winter’s Newport Night Shelter

Newport Night Shelter is now half way through the winter season and its partnership with local churches to provide emergency accommodation for those experiencing homelessness in Newport. We are grateful to St Julians Methodist Church, St Mary’s Malpas, All Saints Brynglas and St Julians Baptist Church for hosting the Night Shelter over the last nine weeks. The work continues with a new group of Churches until the end of March.

Since November 25th the night shelter has accommodated 37 people saving a total of 455 nights sleeping rough. Our staff work hard to ensure guests are supported to access suitable fixed accommodation; so far this winter we have supported 10 people to access alternative accommodation and one person has been helped to return home to Cologne, Germany following a relationship breakdown. Please pray for us as we continue this work.

The Night Shelter provides a lifeline for those who are trapped in a cycle of chaotic living or experiencing homelessness. It also provides a channel where our volunteers can come alongside guests and offer emotional support and encouragement. Would you be able to help us deliver our services? We are looking for volunteers to come and help with our summer shelter project, Newport Night Shelter Plus. Contact [email protected].


Update from Amazing Grace Spaces

We want to set up a carpentry and up-cycling project for men in the community, offering recovery and support. We are in the early stages so please pray for us. Also, please contact us if you are interested in our “Passing on Project” which will offer practical skills to those in recovery. The Grace house is going well with four ladies.

If you would like more information for prayer or about volunteering, please contact C[email protected]  01633 439100 ext.305 or 07703 334075.

Help request from Royal Gwent Chaplains

We are in need of good quality pyjamas and nightdresses for emergency admissions and patients without relatives. All sizes are needed. They don’t have to be new, but must be laundered and in excellent condition. I am happy to collect, or they can be delivered to our office, which is opposite ward D3E in the Royal Gwent – but please phone first to ensure the office is manned when you come. Thank you. Rev. Carol Taplin.  01633 234264

Bridge Christian Counselling urgently needs a new home

We are seeing more clients these days, but have no news regarding a new home. Could we please ask the churches to consider any property you might have – vicarages, manses, halls, rooms – which you might be able to make available to us? And please do pray for us at this challenging time. Our contact details are 01633 258729 and [email protected].

Diary dates this month

Saturday 1st February 11.00am  “Enthronement” Service for the new Anglican Bishop

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

A very special service to welcome Bishop Cherry Vann as she takes on the role of Bishop of Monmouth. Alas, because of the smallness of the Cathedral it has to be a ticketed event. However, the service will be live-streamed at so please do join us online that morning. And please do join us in praying for her in this calling.


Sunday 2nd February 6.30am  Local Preachers’ Recognition Service for Mike Lavis

at St Julian’s Methodist Church, Caerleon Road, NP19 7JT


Saturday 8th February 12 noon  Midday Recital

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

Pianists from the Royal Welsh College of Music. Admission free with a leaving collection.


Thursday 13th February 7.00pm  Cathedral Choristers Concert

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

Free admission, retiring collection for choir funds.


Saturday 22nd February  7.00pm  Piano & Violin Recital with Gisele and Colin

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

A wide variety of repertoire including music to meditate to and music to dance to! Full details at  Tickets: £10 adults, £5 students


Friday 28th February – Sunday 1st March  Daffodil Weekend

Opening times: Friday 2.00-4.00pm, Saturday 10.00am-4.30pm, Sunday 2.00-4.00pm. at St Julian’s Methodist Church, Caerleon Road, NP19 7JT

Refreshments served, with light lunches also available on Saturday.

Free admission with donations invited for Wales Children’s Air Ambulance.


Saturday 29th February  10.30am – 12.30pm  Fair Trade Coffee Morning

at Mynydd Seion/ Mount Zion Church, Hill St., NP20 1LZ

Jenipher Wattaka Sambazi, a Fair Trade coffee producer from Uganda, will be speaking at the event. Fair Trade Stall and Raffle. Entrance £3 which includes tea/coffee and cake.

All profits will go to Jenipher’s Fair Trade community in Uganda.


Thursday 5th March 7.00pm  Churches in Newport Annual Celebration

at Newport (St. Woolos) Cathedral ,Stow Hill, NP20 4EA.  See top of page 1.


February Prayer meeting for Newport  Contact [email protected]  for details.

John Spurrier-Davies (Pastor at Penylan Baptist Church) would like to thank everyone who has supported him and the family, following the death of his wife, Lorna, on January 2nd.



Deadline for February Bulletin  Tuesday 25th Feb. 11.00am  [email protected]

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