New Room – New Look!

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The redecoration of the New Room has been completed, the first time it has been fully redecorated in over 30 years. It was partly re-painted in 2008 as part of the Access scheme.  The lighting has been replaced with eco-friendly LED strip lights.  Altogether a brighter and more welcoming space. Why not pop and see it? It is now ready to welcome in the 150th Anniversary Year in 2019.

The Porch and the Vestibule is planned for similar treatment before Christmas and will have the added improvement of new floor covering. Watch this space.

Conway Road Summer Picnic

The annual Church picnic was held after morning service on Sunday, 22nd July, in Pontcanna Fields.

 

 

 

The weather was blisteringly hot but we took refuge under the avenue of trees and with a gentle breeze the whole setting was perfect. The Bring and Share Lunch was a reminder of Jesus feeding the Five Thousand and surely there was more than 8 baskets full left afterwards.

Church members, friends and visitors enjoyed each others company and the sporting traditions of Conway Rd were resurrected by a game of cricket (pictures -first, Cox at the wicket, Davidson at gully and Bailey in the slips; second the group picture of the First Eleven (well eight actually).

 

After lunch two teams were picked to play rounders and rounder players who hadn’t played for half a lifetime suddenly found they had lost none of their skill.   After the wash out of the picnic in 2017, that of 2018 more than made up up for previous disappointment. Roll on 2019!

Easter Cross -Easter Day 2018

The morning congregation brought the Lenten display to a climax by processing round the Church and decorating the Cross with fresh flowers. The service led by Rev. Robin Wood included Holy Communion and the joyful fellowship between regular attenders and visitors from various places in England and Wales was tangible. Alleluia Christ is risen!tdEBWHGESzyvpUA5zV98tQ

Journeying through Advent 2017 at Conway Road

Christmas Concert of Sororitas Choir –“A not so silent night!’ on Saturday 9th December raising £1000 for the local charity ‘Taking Flight’ , helping young people with mental health problems.

Santa Claus visits the Toddlers Group Christmas Party on Tuesday 5th Dec.

 

Junior Church Nativity play on Sunday 10th December,  Mary tucks up the Baby Jesus in the manger.

Carols on the Steps with Barry Brass Band on Monday 11th December attracted both Church and local people, with 70 singing on a cold but dry evening.

A new initiative – a Church Family Party before the annual Carol Service on Sunday 17th was a great success with both children and grown-ups enjoying games and a lovely tea. Sororitas Choir joined in the Carol Service singing three carols and a Church choir sang a folk carol.

Family Fun for Harvest

Family and friends came together to celebrate harvest festival. There were various activities to suit all ages. There was glitter fruit and veg for the young  (at heart!) We had bread making and biscuit decorating. Especially enjoyed as the end results were edible! Arts and crafts included making treasure chests and decorating a chest to put in the treasure trove. The treasure trove was the setting for a story and songs in which everyone had an exhilarating time!

Back downstairs we gathered together again to partake in a tea of sandwiches and cakes.

Thank you to everyone who helped organise. Tom would like to know when the next event is please?!

 

Coffee Evening

The annual coffee evening held by Jennifer and Michael Langham on 23rd August was a happy, sociable occasion as usual.  

An impressive total of £160 for church funds was raised on the night and thanks are extended to all who contributed and attended.  Special mention must be made of the magnificent ginger flapjacks! 

Outing to Brecon Mountain Railway

Conway 50+ Wednesday Group enjoyed a day out to the Brecon Mountain Railway (26th July 2017).  Even though the weather was wet and misty it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Group members with a happy bus trip through the Taff Valley to Merthyr, a ride on a steam train past Pontsticill Reservoir followed by a Buffet Lunch at Pant Station with plenty of time to chat!