Churches in Newport – November Bulletin

Churches in Newport

E-Bulletin November 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.


Winter Night Shelter 2019-2020

In April we extended our winter provision throughout the summer months via our Newport Night Shelter Plus project. Since then we have accommodated 81 people and successfully rehoused 34, including 3 people who accessed a Christian residential rehabilitation programme to overcome life-controlling problems. We are delighted to have been able to help people experiencing homelessness in Newport during the summer months.

But the needs of the homeless during winter are even greater which is why we run our Winter Night Shelter project in partnership with local churches. This year we will be partnering with 11 local churches for 18 weeks, starting on 25th November. The churches taking part are:

St Julians Methodist Church, St Woolos Cathedral, St Mary’s Malpas, Nant Coch Church, All Saints Brynglas, Lliswerry Baptist Church, St Julians Baptist Church, Bethesda Baptist Church Rogerstone, Christchurch Malpas Road, Malpas Road Evangelical Church and Duckpool Road Baptist Church.

You can support Night Shelter financially through our sponsor a bed scheme; for details see Or you can volunteer in any of the church venues. For more info, please contact Marc, Katie or Anna on 01633 243235 / [email protected]


Workshop: Lift Up Your Voice (and Instrument!)

A one day workshop aimed at churches without a formal choir or organist, with Miles Quick, head of congregation and instrumental music at the Royal School of Church Music.

Saturday 16th November 10am – 4.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Magor, NP26 3ET. Cost £5 adults, children free. Contact Emma Gibbins [email protected] / 07952514117.


Doors opening at Grace House

It was great to have 14 ladies from different churches come to pray at Grace House one evening in October – thank you very much. Work is still being done to renovate the house which will be 6 bedded with en-suites, a communal area, a kitchen, utility room and bathroom. A big thank you for all the help and donations we have received so far. We hope to move three ladies in at the beginning of November and another three by the beginning of December. Please pray for these ladies. We still have to do the garden and painting of the outside of the house.

If you would like to partner, help or visit Grace House, please contact Caroline on 07703 334075 or email [email protected]


The Bridge’s search for a new home continues. Can you help at all? Please pray!!


Tuesday 26th November 7.30pm  East Newport Churches Advent Bible Studies (1st of 4)

at Penylan Baptist Church, 202 Christchurch Road, NP19 8BD   “Before you were born”

Refreshments from 7.00pm. (Further meetings on Dec.3rd, 10th & 17th – details next month.) 

All welcome. For further info: John 01633 257158 / [email protected] 


Monday 4th November  7.00pm  All Souls Day Requiem Service at St.Woolos Cathedral


Wednesday 6th November (first Wednesday each month)  8.00 – 10.00am

Christian Business Network meets to eat, share, and encourage one another.

at St Mellons Hotel Castleton, St.Mellons, CF3 2XR

Wednesday 6th November, 11.00am – 1.00pm  Crafty Café

at St Paul’s Church, 9 Bridge Street, NP20 4AL

A safe space for people with additional needs and their carers. Small charge for refreshments and a craft activity. Starts 6th November, then weekly every Wednesday.

Thursday 7th November  10.00am – 3.30pm  Ecumenical Prayer Day – Creation Care

at Ty Croeso, Llantarnam Abbey, Cwmbran NP44 3YJ

A day to reflect on God’s creation and how we can care for it. Cost £10.

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. [email protected]

Saturday 9th November  12noon  Recital by Nicole Boardman (Mezzo-soprano)

at Newport (St.Woolos) Cathedral, Stow Hill, NP20 4EA   Admission free (leaving collection)

Friday 15th November 3.00pm  “Tortured for Christ” The story of Richard Wurmbrand

at Penylan Baptist Church, 202 Christchurch Rd., NP19 8BD

Celebrating 50 years of Release International, founded by Richard Wurmbrand

Entry free, but donations in aid of Release International. Light refreshments will be served.


Saturday 16th November  10.00am – 12noon  Messy Meet-up

at St Julian’s Methodist Church, Caerleon Rd, NP19 7JT  (Refreshments from 9.45am)

An opportunity for those involved in Messy Church to share ideas or for those interested in setting up a Messy Church to learn more. To reserve a place, phone Vicki or Rachel on 01633 267490 or email [email protected]

Saturday 16th November  7.00–9pm  Cherished Women

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

All ladies welcome as we gather together for worship, the Word and refreshments.

Tuesday 19th November  7.15 – 8.30pm  Prayer meeting for Newport

at Lliswerry Baptist Church, Camperdown Road, NP19 0JF.

Saturday 23rd November  7.30pm  Homegrown Worship Event & Live Recording

at the Warehouse Church, 23 Mill Parade, Newport NP20 2JQ

Come and ‘Feast in His Presence‘ with worship leaders Andy Baker, Loulita Gill, Rob Westall Robbie Howells. We’ll be recording and filming for our brand new playlist, Live Worship Wednesday, on YouTube and Spotify. Doors open 7.00pm. Snacks afterwards.

Tickets £8 Concessions £5

Saturday 30th November  10.00am – 2.00pm  Special Christmas Market

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

Refreshments and light lunches. Stalls include craft work, cards, bran tub, Christmas items, books, puzzles, cakes and a raffle. In aid of Children’s Wales Air Ambulance.


Saturday 30th November  7.00pm Concert by The St. Woolos Sinfonia (Mozart/ Vivaldi)

at Newport (St.Woolos) Cathedral, Stow Hill, NP20 4EA   Admission free (leaving collection)

Tickets £15 (under 16’s free) on line at or on the door.

Deadline for December Bulletin: Tuesday 26th Nov. 11.00am  [email protected]

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