Examples of how churches across Wales are reaching out and taking the Christian message to those around them can be seen in a film which was launched at the meeting of the Church’s Governing Body this week.

The film, Faith in Evangelism, features six  projects, one from each of the Church’s dioceses:

  • The Lounge – a lunchclub at Cefn Saeson secondary school, Neath;
  • Sanctuary – pioneer ministry on housing estates and to the farming community around Llanidloes;
  • Reminiscing cafe – events for people with dementia in Newtown;
  • Puppetry – entertainment with a Christian message for children in and around Lampeter;
  • Food With Friends – community meals and events in Gorseinion;
  • Inclusive church – promoting an open and welcoming church at Rumney, Cardiff

The film was launched by the Bishop of Bangor, Andy John. He says, “We want to show the amazing work which churches all over the country are doing to take Christ’s message of love out to the communities around them. They are not stories we hear about in the news and neither are they reflected in our membership statistics. But they speak powerfully of lively and enthusiastic people, inspired by the love of God and a ‘can do’ approach that is making a difference and changing lives.�