Who we are
Welcome to the new East Cardiff Ministry Area, a family of seven churches across the Eastern part of the city, either side of the A48. All are welcome at any of our Sunday Services, which take place across our Ministry Area.
Why we’re here
Drawing on the life of our local churches, and consultation with representatives from across our congregations, here are some aspects of our emerging mission which we feel will be important to us as the Ministry Area continues to take shape:
We are keen to make the most of all the new opportunities to collaborate and co-ordinate together. We want to encourage our church to “cooperate to offer the best worship” by “supporting one another and sharing our resources for greatest impact” and “forming strong and focused teams across the Ministry Area.”
There is already a strong sense of consensus around a desire to be an inclusive Ministry Area, where “we celebrate every individual” and “every door in the Ministry Area is a welcoming one.” We want to affirm and celebrate all, whatever their age, ethnicity, gender identity or sexual orientation, so we can truly become “a Ministry Area for all people.”
Facing Challenges Together
We are both realistic about the challenges ahead and hopeful for the future. In ten years’ time, when we look back, we want to be able to say that “we faced up to the challenges of the future instead of ignoring them”, “we respected differing opinions” and “we embraced change with optimism and enthusiasm”. This will require us to “be mindful of people’s fears”, so we can “involve and inform” and “act with transparency” at each step of the way.
Community and Kingdom Oriented
This is also an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to be a compassionate and faithful presence in our local communities. With this in mind, we aspire to prioritise “outreach and service to the poor” so that “we are visible, we are seen, we are present in our communities.” We have a huge opportunity to embrace our church schools, and other local partners, “working closely with schools and them working closely with us” so that, ultimately, “we reflect the light of Christ into our communities together.”
Connect with us
What does this mean for you? First and foremost, you’re always welcome in East Cardiff Ministry Area. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, and whatever your background, you’ll always be accepted as part of our church family.
Or to get in touch with us directly, use the details below.