There are many organisations that add to the life of the Diocese. The work of many of them is done quietly and with little fanfare. Details of these organisations are listed below:
CLERGY WIDOWS AND DEPENDANTS SOCIETY
Chairman: The Bishop of Monmouth
Secretary/Treasurer: Mr Peter Lea
GIRLS’ FRIENDLY SOCIETY
President: Mrs C Jacob, 01633 875627
48 Five Locks Close, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran NP44 1DD
Secretary: Mrs A Williams, 01633 423054
11 Trinity View, Caerleon, Newport NP18 3SU
Treasurer:Mrs J Davies, 01633 485074
2 Grove Park Avenue, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran NP44 1RL
GUILD OF CHURCH NEEDLEWORK
Secretary: Mrs J Waters, 01633 855805
3b Blaen-y-pant Crescent, Malpas, Newport NP20 5QB
Treasurer: Mrs M Baker, 01633 774732
10 Steynton Path, Fairwater, Cwmbran NP44 4QJ
Workmistress: Mrs D Pye, 01633 267494
11 Cathedral Court, Newport NP20 4EU
THE WELL CENTRE
A Centre for Prayer Ministry and Teaching in the Christian Healing Ministry
Forge House, Clomendy Rd, Old Cwmbran NP44 3LS
President: Jenny Barton
Secretary: Joy Ganesh
Treasurer: Kath Starr
Chaplain: Revd Linda Griffiths
Central Office: Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3RB
Tel: (020) 7222 5533. Fax: (020) 7222 1591 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of the Mothers’ Union is far broader than you may think. As well as encouraging discipleship amongst women (and men) in the Diocese, they are actively involved in social justice and equality, both at home and abroad.
ACTION AND OUTREACH
Co-ordinator: Jennifer Barton
Away from it all holidays – which provides holidays for the needy, this is run by a small dedicated committee.
Prison Visitors – members join the inmates every Sunday for the Eucharist, after which they join them for coffee and a chat. We have recently brought hymn books and from this year every prisoner will receive an Easter and Christmas Card.
Overseas link – we have a prayer link with the Diocese of the Highveld, Harare, Bangladash, Rokon and Sebi. It is hoped that we can improve our links via the internet.
FAITH AND POLICY
Co-ordinator: Lita Walters
This unit oversees the Social Policies of the MU, all Prayer and spirituality, runs Retreats and Quite Days within the Dioceses and provides many very important documents relating to social issues and useful literature which can be used by members and clergy. The unit also cares for all Indoor Members who receive birthday, Easter and Christmas together with a Prayer Diary twice a year.
FUND-RAISING AND COMMUNICATION
Co-ordinator: Sue Russell
This unit aims to promote the MU either by events or by its literature, for example the 4 times a year magazine Home and Family and the News and Views publication which is issued free to all members twice a year, and also have oversight of our Diocesan Membership.
FINANCE AND CENTRAL SERVICES
This is the unit that oversees the day to day running of the Diocesan organisation. It consists of the President (Sue Griffiths), Secretary (Joy Ganesh) and Treasurer (Kath Starr).