On Saturday 21st November 2020 we hosted Community Cafe on Zoom again. This month we did things a little differently and had a themed discussion (which worked well and in the new year we plan to alternate themed cafes with general chat ones whilst on Zoom). Approximately 15 of us joined together in fellowship. Fiona Wilcock reflected:
Saturday morning saw a Community Cafe with a difference. It centred around a great conversation with Lucy, Humphrey Norrington’s daughter and husband, Revd Justin Groves about their ministry in Pill(gwenlly), Newport. They have worked for 15 years in the area, bringing together two church congregations into St Stephens in Pill whilst also running city centre outreach. They now feel called to concentrate in Pill, the deprived and run down neighbourhood of St Stephens (photos of the area showed flytipping and litter everywhere). From our comfy sofas in the South East this made uncomfortable and challenging viewing, and an admiration for their spirit of tenacity and vision. Justin and Lucy are keen to form a link with Sunnyside, and whatever form this takes, prayer for their wellbeing and support for their ministry will be welcomed.
If you are interested in learning more please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Anglican-Church/St-Pauls-St-Stephens-Newport-105230384464721/ and https://stpaulsandststephens.org.uk/
Community Cafe takes a break in December but we’ll be back on Saturday 16th January 2021 10-11.30am. We normally have Cafes on the third Saturday of the month 10-11.30am excluding summer and odd other times. For 2021 anticipated dates for your diaries: 16th January, 20th February, 20th March, 17th April, 15th May, 19th June, 18th September, 16th October, 20th November.
Please feel free to get in touch with Katie Randall-Stratton on [email protected] if you want to discuss or suggest a theme! (Bex Henderson and the LOVED centre will be featuring either January or February 2021!).