The Garth Ministry Area News – June 2023

Welcome to the Deanery Hub!

During May, Diocesan staff teams have been quietly setting up their new base, upstairs at the New School Rooms in Radyr. This is an exciting development for the new Cardiff Deanery, The Garth Ministry Area and Christ Church. We look forward to sharing our life together and participating in the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Llandaff.

Woman working on paper and laptop at deskPublicity Training

The Digital Communications Team invite all groups across the Garth Ministry Area to a night of publicity awareness training. Hear all about the Garth MA’s new online presence with website and Social Media. Find out how your group can benefit from our joined up communication and pick up some publicity tips to help “sell” the great work we are doing to the world beyond the walls of the church.

Whilst all group leaders are invited, we are specifically looking for at least one named representative of each church group to attend any of the 3 dates being offered.

Come to the New School Rooms, Radyr for 19.30 on Monday 3, Wednesday 6 or Thursday 13 July for an interactive session to discover how to make the most of these tools to promote your group.

Sign up by emailing your name, your group(s) and your preferred attendance date to by Thursday 22 June.


“The Church in Wales Safeguarding Awareness Course is aimed at all of us within our church communities, and is intended to equip you to help make the church and keep the church a safe place. The church should be a community that is welcoming and hospitable to all. We believe that if it isn’t safe, it isn’t Church.

Search the Church in Wales website for Safeguarding Training.

Module A training is for everyone. It can be taken online in about 45 minutes. It concludes with a short ‘quiz You will receive a certificate of completion by email. (Search Church in Wales website for Safeguarding)

No Internet: No worries

There will be an in person session held in the New School Rooms in Christ Church, Radyr on 26 June at 2pm for those who don’t have access to the online material.

Module B training is mandatory (every three years) for anyone who has a role that involves working with children, young people and adults at risk.

Many of us will fall into that category. The training is ‘in person ’and takes about three hours. Complete Module A and then book here:

(All clergy, churchwardens, licensed readers, vergers, Ministry Area Council members, Ministry Area safeguarding officers must complete both Module A and B training.)

For more information contact: Ceri Thomas or your local clergy.

Annual Vestry Meeting Reports

If you would like an electronic or paper copy of the Church Wardens, Safeguarding, Deanery and Diocesan Conference, Ministry Area Vision, or Ministry Area Leader’s reports from the Annual Vestry Meeting please contact me.The Ministry Area Treasurer’s report will not be available for distribution until it has been independently examined.

Please note that I will be on Annual Leave until the 19th of June so I will not send them out until I return.

Youth Group

Youth Group will be meeting at 6.15 7.45 on 25 June in Christ Church, Radyr for a summer party and then at 6.15 7.45 on 9 July in St Michael’s, Tongwynlais for Fish and Chips. All young people of high school age are welcome so please join us.

As you can see there is lots going on in our Ministry Area so please consider getting involved either physically or through prayer in our mission to share the Good News throughout all our communities.

Best wishes