North Coast of Wales Centre Of Mission
Our North Coast of Wales Centre of Mission, the second CoM in partnership with the Diocese of St. Asaph, opened on 11th April 2022. The Centre of Mission will have an initial focus on Pensarn and is led by our Lead Evangelist Jo Leslie, who was commissioned as a Church Army evangelist in 2021. Jo will work with a Pioneer Evangelist to be recruited in due course, Canolfan Dewi Sant Centre (CDSC) and other local stakeholders to provide Christian love and outreach to those living in Pensarn and the wider Aled and Aber-Morfa Mission Areas.
Jo Leslie WRites…
We’re in a rural town between the sea and the A55 with a mixture of council flats and retirement bungalows.
People come here, maybe because they holidayed here as children, drawn to the seaside. But they end up in their little bungalow, on their own, away from children and grandchildren, living in isolation.
Every week our volunteers prepare a community meal for people. Anyone is welcome, but we do get regulars each week. It’s mostly to combat social isolation but the cost-of-living crisis is affecting people here too.
“Everything is so negative. The news, conversations; the cost-of-living crisis is hurting people. There’s not a lot of positivity going round. But this is such a good thing. It’s made my day coming here.” – Martin at The King’s Table
There is no restriction on those who can come and receive a free meal at The King’s Table.
WHETHER STRUGGLING WITH THE COST-OF-LIVING OR IN NEED OF A FRIENDLY SMILE AND CONVERSATION, THERE ARE MANY CHAIRS AT THE TABLE, AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Jo Leslie, North Coast of Wales Centre of Mission
Evangelists & Leaders
Jo Leslie, Lead Evangelist
Diocese of St Asaph
The Diocese of St Asaph committed to growing and encouraging the whole people of God, in faith, hope and love, to be the people God has created us to be.