If my people … A call to prayer for the Methodist Church in Wales

 The Methodist people of Wales have committed to a special prayer initiative which sees focussed prayer move Circuit-by-Circuit around Wales over a period of 15 months.  The initiative has been spear-headed by the Rev. Paul Donnison, currently Superintendent of the Mid Glamorgan Mission Circuit. The primary focus is intended to be praying for renewal, mission and evangelism with creativity and imagination.

Circuits around the Wales Synod and Synod Cymru have “signed up” for a month each and are invited to respond as they feel led, so long as they carry the baton for the agreed period and call the people to pray. The Cardiff and Caerphilly Circuit has agreed to the final month – May 2020 – so this article is to make us aware that the prayer is happening and to invite us to join in, even before our turn comes around!  And please listen out for plans for the prayer month in our Circuit – and be ready to get involved!

Ideas for prayer activities and events could include:

  • prayer walks
  • prayer rooms and 24/7 prayer
  • pilgrimages to holy places and high places
  • prayer vigils and prayer stations
  • prayer meetings and prayer triplets
  • prayer diaries and prayer chains
  • prayer breakfasts, lunches or dinners
  • prayer and fasting
  • leafleting the community inviting prayer requests
  • preaching, teaching and courses on prayer
  • prayer for healing and wholeness during worship and prayer ministry at the close of worship
  • prayer for renewal and direction for our mission and evangelism
  • prayer for the world, the church, the community etc.

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Campaign for Fossil Fuel Free Churches

Learn more about the role that Churches can play in supporting the clean energy transition at an evening of discussion, workshops and refreshments at Beulah URC, Rhiwbina, Cardiff.

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Stationing Updates

Dear Friends,

As you know Stationing has been particularly difficult this year. In January we wrote to tell you that we still had two minister’s positions to fill and that there was just a remote chance that either would be filled.

We were however delighted to advise you that we had been matched with a probationer and the Rev Alexis Mahoney will join the Circuit from the 1st September 2018. Alex is married and we look forward to welcoming him, his wife and children in due course. Alexis will have responsibility for both Cathays and Rumney Methodist Churches.

We are now delighted to announce that, after a visit to the Circuit on Saturday 21st April and a meeting with the Invitations Committee, the Rev Kofi Amissah has accepted our invitation to become the Presbyter with pastoral charge for Cyncoed and St. Andrews with effect from 1st September 2018. Kofi only became available for stationing in April as he had been asked to return to his home church in Ghana to take up a specific appointment. However, this fell through allowing him to offer to remain in the UK for a further five years. Kofi is an experienced Minister whose gifts and graces will add to those of the other Ministers in the Circuit.

We give thanks for God’s provision and continue to work towards filling the final appointment in the West Cluster.

Anne Bracey, Emma Drain, Nick Oborski

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Holy Week Services 2018

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