Locally

 

  • The presence of the church provides an important focus to our various communities, particularly in rural areas,most notably in times of personal crises and landmarks. The year round daily opening of St Cadoc’s and All Saints during summer months provides a valuable means of reaching out to all in our communities and beyond.

 

  • We form part of the ecumenical Churches Together group who meet quarterly to discuss,promote and put on joint events.

 

  • All Saints Open days have been held in September in connection with Cadw’s Open Doors programme . In 2014 a highly successful event and exhibition commemorating WW1 took place. Flower Festivals in 2010 and 2016 drew large numbers of visitors to All Saints.

 

 

  • With the closure of the Caerleon university campus and problems of access outside school hours St Cadoc’s is increasingly used for community events including the monthly Tea and Cake afternoon when visitors to the town are welcomed

 

  • St Cadoc’s has a long standing relationship with the annual Caerleon Arts Festival for the staging of major events. These usually comprise the Annual Literary lecture by such notables as the Poet Laureate and well attended concerts

 

 

Further Afield

 

  • In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the ever present needs of the wider community. This has been addressed by establishing close links with a local food banks with weekly deliveries of food donations from members of the congregations and when called on, clothing for a local men’s hostel.
  • During 2015 a Syrian Refugee appeal was launched,at the instigation of our curate, involving local churches but centred around Ponthir Baptist Church. This involved the collection and sorting of vital supplies for refugees in Libyan camps and their delivery to a distribution centre in Manchester for shipping onwards. A number of Syrian refugee families have been relocated to the area and welcome food hampers were provided and prepared by parishioners. A short film and interview concerning the appeal featured in a BBC Wales news broadcast. Continuing work is being carried out to befriend the families and to assist with teaching of English.

 

  • St Cadoc’s Church plays a part in the strong diocesan link with the Highveld in South Africa and is partnered with All Souls, Northmead, Benoni. St Cadoc’s has welcomed visitors,including clergy, from the diocese of the Highveld and reciprocal visits have been made to Northmead. Support is also given to the work in their outreach centre, Buyani House and in the Settlement School at Katlehong.