As a parish we are committed to making God’s love known to everyone. We recognise that mission is about more than just preaching in church: it is about being alongside people, encouraging them to see God’s love in action in the world, and in their community. Here is a small selection of some of the good work we get involved in as a Parish both at home and abroad:
ACE (Action in Caerau & Ely) is a charity that was created through the Ely and Caerau Communities First programme in 2011. Building on the long history of community development in the community it seeks to develop and deliver a range of different projects and activities to regenerate and improve the communities of Ely and Caerau. This is a brilliant and local organisation that we as a Parish are actively engaged and involved with. If you want to know more please speak to Jean O’Keefe.
See links – aceplace.org;
Cardiff Foodbank Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Last year the network fed over 300,000 people. If you want to know more, including food collection dates please speak to Fr Jesse.
Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland that works wherever the need is greatest – irrespective of religion or race. We support Christian Aid by our prayers, and financially. Every Lent we hold a weekly lunch of soup, bread and cheese and donate the proceeds of this and other fund raising to the work of Christian Aid.
Citizens UK is an amazing organisation committed to building diverse alliances of unions, faith groups, schools & community organisations and training leaders to act together for social justice and the common good. The Parish is a paid up registered supporter and has a significant number of people involved and taking part. If you want to get involved please contact Fr Jesse or Dave Horton.
Rainbow of Hope Paradise Run feeds the homeless on the streets of Cardiff every night of the week, and offers them the opportunity to worship. The parishioners help to provide food with a monthly collection of suitable goods in each church. Several members of of the congregation also are out there on the streets a few nights a month preparing the serving the warm meals. If you would like to get involved speak to Fr Chris.
See links – Homeless Sleep Out;
MacMillan Cancer Support works with families of those diagnosed with cancer. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, they seek to be there to help. Like so many others we all know someone who has had to go through this ordeal and so we have regular coffee mornings and fund raising events to support this great charity. If you want to know more please speak to Pam James or Maureen Rowlands.
Wateraid is an international non governmental organisation whose mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. The Parish has regular events and collections to support the work of Wateraid.