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Siân Rees joins the Evangelical Alliance as director of Wales

The Evangelical Alliance is delighted to welcome Siân Rees as its new director of the Evangelical Alliance in Wales and to the UK-wide leadership team.  Siân joins the Evangelical Alliance having most recently led a performing arts faculty at a secondary school in North Wales. Siân brings to the role extensive experience and connections from working with churches and Christian organisations across Wales. Steve Clifford, general director of the Evangelical Alliance, said: “We are delighted to welcome Siân Rees as our new director of the Evangelical Alliance in Wales and member of the UK leadership team. “Siân is a first…

A response to the new First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford

I have been very busy recently, as huge changes have been made across politics in Wales. I was present, sitting in the gallery of the Senedd on December 12, when Welsh Labour Leader Mark Drakeford was voted to succeed Carwyn Jones as First Minister. Since then Mark has announced his new cabinet and participated in his first ‘First Minister’s Questions’ in his new post last Tuesday. Once elected, Mark gave a passionate acceptance speech in which he thanked his predecessor and focused heavily on the former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan. During this speech, Mark Drakeford declared that he wanted to be…

"Prayer changes things" - a Pray resource for 2019

There's no better to time to think about how to engage in Prayer than this time of year.   Most of us feel we could learn more about how to pray and breakthrough into the fullness of what God has for our lives. Prayer Magazine is a great little resource to help that.  With in depth articles from some of the UK's best speakers and a constant source of encouragement to help us in our prayer life.   You can get subscriptions now for individuals and Churches, with upto 55% off over the New Year. To subscribe to Prayer Magazine, Click…

The Nativity Story

This still has to be one of my favourite renditions of the Christmas story. Produced by a Church in Aukland Australia. Not to be missed! 

We can make every day a jubilee

With poverty strangling the lives of many around the UK, John Kirkby, founder of Christians Against Poverty, reminds us that economic justice is everyone’s responsibility. Half a tin of beans and a yoghurt. ​“How long will this last you?” asks the voiceover man as the camera lingers on the saddest of fridges. ​“Four days,” says Holly. So begins the documentary The Debt Saviours which was aired on BBC2 this autumn. It focuses on some of the individuals being helped by the charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), including Holly, who, just into adulthood and living alone following a childhood in care, is routinely brave and her courage is…

Mess || Christmas Spoken Word by Dai Woolridge

Dia Woolridge has for a number of years now created great resources for Christmas and this year is no exception.... Mess. It’s just one word. One syllable that brings to mind a whole load of images….messy ones! And at Christmas time, this one messy syllable word seems to shift into top gear! I think of the post-Christmas dinner-plate pile-up in the kitchen and the décor of celebration wrappers between the sofas (the Malteaser ones!) It’s fair to say there was a fair bit of mess at the very first Christmas too. As Mary and Joseph trekked down to Bethlehem for…

Could there be more to the Christmas story than meets the eye?

We all love the nativity story, but has it become so familiar that we stop hearing it? This year, a detective mouse is on the case and provides a different perspective on the story that changed everything. The Mystery of the New Noisy Neighbour is based on an inquisitive mouse who slowly discovers the big picture of Jesus’s birth. It’s available as a children’s booklet, video and a script for an instant nativity that you can stage in your community. Last year, Bible Society’s Christmas resources was based on a journey (The very greatest Journey), the year before it was a poem (The Well good news of…

Karen Davies of Purples Shoots wins a Leading Wales Award

Karen Davies, Chief Executive, Purple Shoots has won a Leading Wales award for 2018. Leadership for the Future (Sustainability), sponsored by RWA: Congratualations Karen and Purple Shoots for all the hard work you do! If you would like to know more or even support the work of purple shoots then why not visit their website purpleshoots.org Here is what they said about Karen when she was notimated for the award and the responses she gave. Karen is the founder and chief executive of Purple Shoots. She set it up 5 years ago to provide funding to individuals who are excluded from all other…

Scripture Union offer a great alternative to Halloween

Does your church wonder what to do for children and young people at Halloween? Light Parties are a Christian alternative for Halloween and a great way of reaching out to your community with the good news of Jesus. Scripure Union have put together some great resources your church can use as a postive alternative to Halloween this October. Including Pumkin Heroes.  Scripture Union say  "We’re joining with our friends at World Vision again this year, as together we find ways to help you share God’s love at Halloween. We’re both passionate about sharing God’s love with children and young people: World…

Long serving Cardiff care home manager June is in the running for a major award

A woman who started her long career in caring for the elderly by making a quick visit to the home where he daughter worked as a tea girl and ended up staying for over 30 years has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Back in 1985 June Lyons was invited one day to take a quick look around Ty Draw Lodge in Penylan, Cardiff where her young daughter Rachel was working as a part-time helper. June was asked by the manager if she fancied a job there too, had a successful interview and started as a care assistant. She then…