Who are we?
We are one of the newest and oldest churches in Wales!
We were born in 1995 when New Trinity United Reformed Church joined with Llandaff Road Baptist Church. The roots of New Trinity go back to 1640 making it the
second oldest non-conformist church in Wales. Llandaff Road goes back to 1853 when the original congregation were all Welsh speaking. In 2013 we
joined with Grand Avenue United Reformed Church Ely which in 2005 had united with Saintwell URC. The roots of these Churches in the case of Grand Avenue
go back to 1927 and Saintwell to 1894. They were both were firmly embedded in Ely and so now we are too. This has given a new dimension to our work as, through
our URC links, we are now the URC church serving the west of Cardiff.
We belong to the Baptist Union of Great Britain
and the United Reformed Church. We are committed to
ecumenism nationally through our links with Cytûn
and locally through our membership of The Canton and
Riverside Fellowship of Churches.
As a congregation we come from a wide
range of backgrounds and hold a variety of views on
lots of different issues. As you would expect from our
history we have people from Baptist and United Reformed
roots but there are also people from Anglican, Brethren,
Quaker, Roman Catholic traditions. We value this diversity
and do not expect people to conform to a particular
creed or understanding of Christianity.
We accept people regardless of their
beliefs or sexual orientation and all the organisations
that we work with operate on the same principle. As
a sign of our commitment to a development of a truly
multi-cultural Cardiff we initiated and hosted a 'United
by Lights' evening which was run and attended by people
from the faith communities around us. It was great to
see Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs
coming together in the church.
We believe that society has changed
dramatically over the past 100 years or so and that
the church needs to reform and rebuild to face the challenges
that these changes have brought, and we try to make
our worship real and our service relevant.
You can get an idea of what is already
happening and what our future plans are by reading the
section on mission.