Churches in Newport – May Bulletin

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E-Bulletin May 2018 + CHRISTIAN AID NEWS


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.

For over 70 years Christian Aid has been tackling the root causes of poverty in local communities so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters happen, help is immediately provided.


Some ways of getting involved locally this month:

Saturday 12th May  9.00am-5.00pm  Bucket Collection for Christian Aid

at Tesco’s Harlech Park store, Cardiff Road, NP20 3BA

Would anyone like to volunteer to help for an hour or two to collect just inside the store entrance? If so, please contact Gareth Watkins on 078 1081 4250 or [email protected] Gareth will be on hand to help with the handovers from one set of collectors to another between “shifts”. A maximum of 2 people collecting are needed at any one time.

Sunday 13th – Sunday 20th May  Christian Aid Events in Newport Methodist Churches

Exhibition from 13th – 18th May at Shaftesbury Street Methodist Church, NP20 5LD

                     and 19th – 20th May  at St Julian’s Methodist Church, Caerleon Rd, NP19 7JT

The exhibition will showcase Christian Aid’s work with displaced people.

Special Lunchtime Events at Shaftesbury Street. Monday-Friday 12.30pm – 1.15pm

                        Monday                       Talk about Old Newport, by Mr Graham Jarvis

                        Tuesday                      Talk about the Goldrush, by Mr. Malcolm Dean

                        Wednesday     U3A Ukulele Band

                        Thursday         U3A Choir

                        Friday              Organ Recital by Mr Gordon Maslen.

All events are free of charge. A freewill offering will be taken for Christian Aid.

Christian Aid Breakfast at St.Julian’s  Saturday 19th May  10.00am onwards


Three Eden Gate projects – details of help provided here in Newport this winter

1st Contact is our outreach/drop-in service, aimed at reducing social isolation. From October 2017 until April 2018 we provided 250 guests with tea, coffee, toast and company. 77% were male, 23% female, aged between 18 and 64. During the cold weather in March we provided sleeping bags, tents, soup, hot drinks and shelter.

The Sunday Munch is a project that partners with 30 churches in Newport to provide a lunch to over 50 guests that are homeless or vulnerably housed. This is available every Sunday, 2pm-3.30pm. From October 2017 until April 2018 we provided 261 lunch-bags.

Newport Night Shelter provides emergency accommodation, a hot meal and a warm bed for the night throughout the winter, in partnership with 16 local churches. This year’s Night Shelter ran from 20th November until 25th March and we provided a bed space to 64 people.

Volunteers are always needed for these and other projects. If you are interested in helping, please contact Marc or Katie on 01633 243235 or [email protected]

Other events in May/early June

Saturday, 28th April  9.30-11.30am  The ‘Ark’ – a social and fun morning for children

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

This is designed for young families, and there will be coffee, tea, porridge and toast served, as well as some games, a sing-along and a story on offer.  Bring a soft toy!

Friday 4th May  7.00pm  Beetle Drive

at St Julian’s Baptist Church, 35 Beaufort Road, NP19 7PZ

£2 entry, includes tea, coffee and light refreshments. Proceeds for new church hall.

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

Saturday 5th May 10.30am–12.30pm  Coffee Morning.

Thursday 10th May  7.00-8.00pm    Solemn Eucharist (Ascension Day)

Saturday 12th May 7.30pm   Newport Philharmonic Choir

Saturday 19th May 12 noon   Midday Recital

Sunday 3rd June  3.00pm  Memorial Service

Monday 4th June  7.00pm  Adult Memorial Service

Saturday 9th June  12 noon   Midday Recital


Saturday 12th May  10.30am-12 noon  Coffee Morning in aid of Ty Hafan

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

There will be a cake stall, raffle and refreshments.

Tuesday 15th May  7.00pm  An Evening With Hungarian Missionaries

at Newport Gateway Church,  7 Rockfield Street, NP19 7DG

With life stories and worship. Refreshments provided. For further info: [email protected]


Wednesday 23rd May  7.15-8.30pm  Next prayer meeting for Newport

at St. Mary’s Church, Malpas Road, NP20 6GQ.

Thursday 24th May  7.00pm  Soma Choir Concert

at St Mary Street Baptist Church, NP20 4DF

Part of the continuing the celebrations for the church’s 150th Anniversary year. Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for children, payable on the door. Proceeds to St David’s Hospice Care.

Saturday 26th May  8.30am   Men’s Breakfast  Speaker: Peter Gladwin (Out of the Ashes)

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.


Saturday 9th June  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 16th June  Royal School Of Church Music 2018 Choral Festival

at Tintern Abbey, NP16 6SE. Rehearsals for singers start at 10am, preparing for closing Act of Worship at 3.00pm. All welcome! Either as singing participants or as congregation.

The choir will be led by the RSCM’s Deputy Director, Rosemary Field, and the service will be led by the Bishop of Monmouth. For further details: [email protected]


Deadline for June Bulletin: Tuesday 29th May 10.00am  [email protected]

What’s happening in Christian Aid Week 2018?


Christian Aid Exhibition

from Sunday 13th to Friday 18th May 2018

 at Shaftesbury Methodist Church

and Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May

at St Julian’s Methodist Church

The exhibition will showcase Christian Aid’s work with displaced people. There will be an opportunity to view the exhibition each day, but why not come along to one of our lunchtime events as well?

Lunchtime Events at Shaftesbury, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Monday        Talk about Old Newport, by Mr Graham Jarvis

Tuesday       TBA

Wednesday U3A Ukulele Band

Thursday     U3A Choir

Friday           Organ Recital by Mr Gordon Maslen.

All events are free of charge. A freewill offering will be taken for Christian Aid.

Saturday 19th May ~ Christian Aid Breakfast

St Julian’s Methodist Church

  from 10am

Further information can be obtained from Rev Les Jones, 01633 843322

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