Llandaff Centre of Mission

Andy Settle and Hannah Seal run our centre of mission in Llandaff. It was launched in September 2015 and is based in Neath. The centre of mission works with children and young people, particularly through the school assemblies, three messy churches and community fun days. They also run The Lounge, which is a weekly lunchtime club held in two local secondary schools and Chill Out, a weekly after-school club. The centre of mission has also been involved in creating the Lunch Bags project, working with Churches Together in Briton Ferry to distribute lunches for those who find the school holidays a struggle. The other focus for the centre of mission is work with the elderly, many of whom feel isolated and lonely as the sense of close community is diminishing. This includes running Connected, which is a regular drop-in for older people. Other activities that they run within the community include prayer breakfasts, canal walks and community fun days. Andy and Hannah are also looking at how they can support local churches in their evangelism and outreach and support existing fresh expressions of church. You can read the latest news from Andy and Hannah in their most recent supporter newsletter.

Carolyn Kinsman, 09/06/2017

St asaph Centre of Mission 

Launched in September 2015, the St. Asaph Centre of Mission is led by Chris Lawton and Josh Smith. It is based in Caia Park in Wrexham, which is recognised by the European Community as an area of significant poverty and deprivation. Statistics reveal high levels of unemployment, limited social mobility, low levels of disposable income, a high crime rate and growing concerns about racial integration and social isolation. Initially, the centre's evangelists set out to listen to, serve and befriend the people of Caia Park, with Josh concentrating his time with the youth and young men on the estate and Chris with children and families. This has included: building up relationships with the young men on the estate through football and running football skills sessions for the children who attend the youth centres; leading regular assemblies at the two primary schools on the estate and working with the local high school and running holiday clubs to bring the community and the church together. The centre of mission runs the Tin Can Youth Centre, where they have two after-school drop-in sessions and a weekly youth club and they also run a monthly Me & My Dad Club in partnership with a local church. Josh is the Chaplain for Wrexham FC and a School Pastor at the local high school. You can find out more about Chris and Josh's work by reading their latest supporter newsletter.

Carolyn Kinsman, 09/06/2017

St David's Centre of Mission

Val Legg and Ruth Busisa lead our St David's Centre of Mission. Launched in May 2016 it is based in Haverfordwest, on the Merlin Bridge estate. The area has a large housing estate of mostly rented homes, including a significant number of council and housing association properties. In parts of the estate there is a high level of poverty, exacerbated by high levels of unemployment. Although many residents are local, some having lived on the estate since it was built, there is constant movement of occupants and the area is regularly used to rehouse those who have been receiving additional support and are now ready to take the next step in building their independence, or those who have been moved from other areas, either local or further afield. The centre of mission runs an after-school club (FROG), where the numbers of children attending are continuing to grow. Ruth also helps Y6 students with Welsh and Val acts as a school governor at the school, as well as helping to run the toddler group there. They also run The Bridge, which is a youth drop-in, which includes a Bible message as well as a number of different fun activities for the young people. Find out the latest update from St David's Centre of Mission by reading their latest newsletter.

Carolyn Kinsman, 09/06/2017

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Hannah Ling, 05/06/2017