Organisations Wales

Across Wales there some great organisations that work alongside churches to support them and also help them reach out into their local communities. We have listed some of them and links to their websites.

Street Pastors

Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches who care about their community. They patrol in teams of men and women, usually from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on a Friday and Saturday night, to care for, listen to and help people who are out on the streets. A street pastor is someone who is… a Christian and is part of a local church; concerned for society and their local community; willing to engage with people, whatever their perspective on…

CICC

The Cymru Institute for Contemporary Christianity (CICC) was developed and launched by Evangelical Alliance Wales, as part of their twentieth anniversary celebrations. Its purpose it to enable Welsh Christians to engage with greater confidence in a whole range of issues such as politics, science, the arts and work. The institute aims to equip Christians to grapple effectively with the issues of faith in the 21st century. Through a programme of seminars, delivered by leading Christian thinkers in Wales and across…

Message Wales

Message Wales (formerly Ignite) works with local churches to bring The Message’s dynamic mix of creative mission, community transformation and Christ-centred enterprise to Wales. SchoolsOne of the hallmarks of The Message from day one has been its commitment to taking the message of Jesus into high schools. EdenEden started in Manchester in 1997 when a bunch of pioneers moved onto a tough estate to support a group of young people who had just become Christians. Eden Tremorfa is the first…

Care for the Family

Care for the Family, because family life matters. It has become a national family charity running events and courses across the UK, and creating resources that are used all over the world. Our work is motivated by Christian compassion, and our resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none. In 1998, the charity moved to the current National Family Centre on the outskirts of Cardiff. With over 80 staff, Care for the Family operates throughout the…

Cinnamon Network

The Cinnamon Network is here to make it as easy as possible for local churches to serve those people most at need in their communities. Cinnamon Network began emerging in 2010 in response to growing social need, public sector reform, increasing recognition of the role of voluntary organisations and the economic cuts. What is there primary purpose? To serve the nation How do they go about this?Enabling people and resources to transform their communities and help those in social need.…

Swansea Hope

Swansea Hope is all about churches praying and working together for the good of the city. Through what we say and how we act we aim to be communities of welcome and healing throughout the city and county of Swansea, to be the hands and feet of Jesus where we live. We actively encourage prayer for every person and particularly offer support to those who are city leaders. Throughout the year Swansea Hope organises events centred on prayer and action…

CAP - Christians Against Poverty

CAP are passionate about releasing people in our nation from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. Working with the Church we bring good news, hope and freedom. They have centres across the country set up and run by local churches and groups of churches with the support of the CAP national organisation. If you have a problem with debt and there is a CAP centre in your area they may be able to help you. To find…

Waleswide - Church Planting

Waleswide is a church planting and strengthening network, working in cooperation with evangelical denominations and groups. Waleswide seeks to promote and encourage the multiplication of evangelical churches across the nation of Wales and encourage existing churches into greater effectiveness in church planting and pioneering evangelism in the neediest areas.Waleswide values highly the local church as God's primary vehicle for advancing his work on earth. We believe the presence of local church is the most effective context for mission and the…

Foodbank

What Do Foodbank Do? The Trussell Trust partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In 2014/15, we gave 1,109,309 three…

Sports Chaplaincy Wales

Sports Chaplaincy in Wales has seen many doors open over the years to allow chaplaincy support to clubs across Wales. Currently there are 33 chaplains serving in rugby union, football, cricket, boxing and disability sports. We have another 20 waiting in the wings to take up new opportunities. Jesus might say today "the sports fields are white unto harvest, but the labourers are few" and we need more workers to volunteer to help meet these great opportunities to connect church…