Churches in Newport – November Bulletin

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E-Bulletin November 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 Season is almost upon us

This year we will open on 20th November 2017 – 25th March 2018 (18 weeks), partnering with 15 church venues to deliver winter emergency accommodation for up to 12 guests each night. We are expectant at what God will do this winter, as in previous years we have seen people taking positive steps to overcome a chaotic lifestyle. Some of you may remember Terence who stayed in the shelter last year. We received a lovely letter and photo from Terence this week who has accessed Vision of Hope in Abergavenny. Terence talks of finding peace and joy in his life. We are thrilled to have played a small part in his journey.

Volunteer registration is well underway for this year’s Nightshelter. If you would like to be a part of this life changing ministry and haven’t already done so, please register at

Due to storage space limitations, we regret we are unable to accept clothing donations except for winter hats, gloves, scarves, new socks and new underpants. Please, do not donate your old undies or socks! If you do have warm clothing to donate please direct your donation to The Salvation Army on Hill Street, who we work closely with to ensure those in the most need receive warm clothing. We are grateful for all practical donations; however our work would not be able to happen without financial support. If you have been inspired by the work of the Newport Nightshelter and would like to contribute to it by making a financial gift please visit and follow the PayPal or Donate link at the bottom of the page, contact Marc or Tanya on 01633243235. Many thanks.

Amazing Grace Spaces – a longer term solution to homelessness

Amazing Grace Spaces is an ambitious project to convert shipping containers into living accommodation. It’s six months since the last update in this Bulletin, and that’s because there has been little progress to report. The converted containers are praised by all who see them, but finding suitable locations for them has proved frustratingly difficult for Stuart and Caroline Johnson. Please keep them, and this project, in your prayers. For more information see or ring 07802 451340.

Other news this months:


Welcome to Kwabena Poku, the new Pastor of Newport Gateway Church (NGC). Kobby is originally from Ghana, and is married to Dina, a Dane.  He is keen to connect with other churches and ministries in Newport, as he believes strongly that working together as the body of Christ is a major key in effectively reaching out to our community with the Gospel. Drop him a line or give him a ring:  [email protected]  / 07428273694

Hospital Chaplaincy positions available at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

We will shortly be recruiting a full time Hospital Chaplain plus part time/Bank Chaplains. For more information contact Rev. Carol Taplin on 01633 234263 / [email protected]

New Youth Group at St. Paul’s, Bridge Street, NP20 4AL, every Friday 7.00-9.30 pm

For school years 7 to 13.  Please contact [email protected] to register first.


Forthcoming events – November / early December


Saturday 4th November  10.30am-12.30pm  Coffee Morning in aid of Raven House

at Nant Coch Church, 68 Fields Park Road. NP20 5BH. The bouncy castle will also be out!

Tuesday 7th November  7.30pm  Youth Leaders Wales Forum

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

Are you a Youth Leader or have a calling to work with youth in your church?  Come along to explore and network with others in this ministry, and listen to various speakers.

Saturday 11th November  12.00 noon  Midday Recital

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

Saturday 11th November 7.30pm  Cambrensis Choir – An evening of light classics

at Bethesda Baptist Church, Cefn Rd, Rogerstone NP10 9AS

Part of the church’s 275th Anniversary Celebrations. Entry £2.

Mon.20th – Sat.25th November  Exhibition ‘Diverse Manners’ Christian Art Group

at Bethesda Baptist Church, Cefn Rd, Rogerstone NP10 9AS

Entry times will be on the church’s Facebook page and website

Wednesday 22nd November  7.15-8.30pm  Prayer Meeting for Newport

at at St. Julian’s Baptist Church, 33 Beaufort Road, Newport, NP19 7PZ.


Saturday 25th November  10.30am-12.30pm  Christmas Bazaar

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

Sunday 26th November  3.00pm  Circuit Praise Service

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

with Accreditation for Mike Lavis as Local Preacher led by Rev’d Chris Cory

Churches in East Newport Advent meetings  “Hope in a Changing World”

Four Tuesday evenings in Advent, 7.30pm, refreshments served from 7.00pm. All welcome.

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. 

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

Saturday 2nd December  8.30-10.00am  Ark Christingle

Saturday 2nd December  7.30pm  Sinfonia Concert

Sunday  3rd December  5.00-6.00pm  Advent Carol Service 5.00 pm  – 6.00 pm

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.


Deadline for the December Bulletin Tuesday 21 November. [email protected]

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