Weekly News from the Diocese

Diocese of Monmouth Esgobaeth Mynwy

 
For Your PrayersFuneral of Archdeacon Sue PinningtonRead Bishop Cherry’s sermon here.

Donations are going to the Monmouth Diocesan Mission Fund, please contact Libby (07508 801511) for details of how to donate. NewsSummer Break

Please note we’ll be taking a short break in sending the Friday Round Up, there will be no email in the last two weeks of August. We will still email you with any important updates. An independent panel set up to review events surrounding the retirement of the former Bishop of Monmouth, Richard Pain, has now completed its report.In a statement, the Bench of Bishops and the Representative Body, which commissioned the Monmouth Enquiry and Review, thanked the panel for their work and said a period of consultation was now underway which was expected to take until the autumn.The panel, which began its work in May 2020, was chaired by Bishop Graham James and the other members were Lucinda Herklots and Patricia Russell. Bishop Richard retired in May 2019 due to ill health. He had been Bishop of Monmouth since 2013. StatementDear Friends,We are writing to inform you that the Reviewers, commissioned by the Bench of Bishops and Representative Body to consider the matters which occurred prior to Bishop Richard Pain’s retirement, have now completed their work. Mr James Turner, Chairman of the Representative Body and I are immensely grateful to them for their meticulous work and considered judgements.It is important that we now agree the next steps and we are therefore consulting those most closely associated with these events in order to determine what these should be. We expect to make progress quickly over the summer period and to complete our work in the autumn. We are grateful to Bishop Cherry with whom we are working closely and continue to hold the diocese in our prayers following its recent sadness and bereavement.+Andrew Bangor, on behalf of the Bench of Bishops
Mr James Turner, chair of the Representative Body 
Bishop Cherry has welcomed the draft statement.
She says, “This draft statement gives us a sense of where the review is up to and when we, as a diocese, can expect to receive details of the report’s findings. This will enable some further and much needed healing to take place following what was an extraordinarily difficult and painful time in the life of our diocese.”Update: 12 August 2021New guidance has been prepared for managing Coronavirus under Welsh Government’s Alert Level Zero. These set out guidance on how to prepare risk assessments and reasonable mitigation measures that should be considered by each local trustee body.The guidance documents can be accessed below:Covid 19 Churches Risk Assessment Guidance Alert Level 0 (PDF)Covid 19 Guidance on Conducting Baptisms Alert Level 0 (PDF)Covid 19 Church Halls Risk Assessment Guidance Alert Level 0 (PDF)Covid 19 Guidance on Celebrating Holy Communion Alert Level 0 (PDF)Covid 19 Guidance Marriages and Funerals Alert Level 0 (PDF)Risk assessment templates:Alert Level 0 Risk Assessment Template Church Halls (Word)Alert Level 0 Risk Assessment Template Churches (Word)Alert Level 0 Risk Assessment Template Weddings Funerals Events (Word)Welsh Government has just published a ‘reasonable measures action card for places of worship’ available at:Places of worship and funerals: potential reasonable measures action card (coronavirus) [HTML] | GOV.WALESThis outlines potential reasonable measures for reducing the risk of transmission of Covid-19 and complements the Church in Wales general guidance on risk assessment under Alert Level Zero.Archdeacon Contact Details

Archdeacon Ian Rees will be overseeing all three archdeaconries – Newport, Monmouth and the Gwent Valleys for the next couple of months. During this challenging time, the Diocesan Office will be supporting Archdeacon Ian by helping manage emails and enquiries on certain matters.
 
Please direct any enquiries relating to Covid risk assessments and the CinW Covid guidance to Jonathan Perons (JonathanPerons@churchinwales.org.uk or 07950 644023)
 
For enquires about Ministry Areas and support and guidance for Transition Teams please contact Libby Morgan Owen (libbymorgan-owen@churchinwales.org.uk or 07508 801511)
 
For all other enquiries, please contact Archdeacon Ian (archdeacon.monmouth@churchinwales.org.uk or 07983 684151 / 01291 671183)Good News Worth Sharing14 Locks Canal

Revd John Collier featured on ITV Wales News last night talking about his work with the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust to preserve 14 Locks Canal.
You can catch up here from 24.20.Flourish

Many of you will have already watched our new monthly magazine-style video ‘Flourish’ – some of you may have even had a starring role!!
 
For those who haven’t, you can catch up the previous editions here:
 
July – https://youtu.be/00kllTs2oMg
June – https://youtu.be/K7i9VezEfT8
May – https://youtu.be/9qWENSZXcyE
 
Based on viewing figures and social media shares it looks like ‘Flourish’ could develop and become a great way of communicating and sharing news. However, it could also be a hub of resource and content which can be shared. So, along with the complete film, we will also chapterise the film into ‘bitesize’ films which we/you can share on social media. These ‘bitesize’ films will be available to Ministry Areas to use as they wish. There will also be written transcripts which can be printed out and displayed on notice boards or used as content for parish magazines etc.
 
The theme list for the next few months is:September – Eco, harvest and creationtideOctober – conference/centenaryNovember – schoolsDecember – Bishop’s Christmas message 
We are always looking for people to contribute to these films (as the most popular are those which contain lots of faces!!) so your input is/and will be invaluable.
 
We are currently looking for ideas for our September edition – so it would be great if you could get in touch with your suggestions. You don’t have to be a Speilberg with a video camera as we can help with filming etc – so please don’t let that put you off!
 
For more information about Flourish or any aspect of Diocesan Communication please contact Debra Goddard (debragoddard@cinw.org.uk 07392319065)
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We hope these emails keep you up to date with news and events from the Diocese, Church in Wales and further afield.
We’d like to reach as many people as possible so if there’s anyone you think would like to receive the Friday Round Up who doesn’t already, please send them the link below so they can subscribe.
 
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You can also find a link to a downloadable version of the Friday Round Up at the bottom of this email or on the website here.VacanciesCanon ResidentiaryThe Dean in consultation with the Bishop wishes to appoint a full-time Residentiary Canon for Newport Cathedral.This is an exciting time to join Newport Cathedral as a new team is being formed.The role is both pastor and missioner: to develop the life and faith of the congregation as well as look beyond to draw in new people and broaden the demographic balance. This will also involve nurturing a rich combination of the existing and new styles of worship that will underpin the Cathedral’s life and witness.We are looking for a mission-minded, open, relational and engaging person, someone who can think beyond the established, while working within it.Newport is the gateway to South Wales with excellent road and rail links.Closing date for applications is 12noon Friday 24th September 2021.Interviews over Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st October 2021 (both days).For further details and application form: www.newportcathedral.org.uk/vacanciesCathedral Administrator (30 hours per week)
 
Applications are invited for the Cathedral Administrator. This is an important post and a key position in the functioning of the Cathedral. The focus of the role is financial management and events coordination in addition to the administrative duties.
 
Salary package: £27,000 (pro rata) plus 10% to the approved pension scheme.
 
Newport is the gateway to South Wales with excellent road and rail links.
 
For further details and application form: www.newportcathedral.org.uk/vacancies
 
Closing date for applications is 12noon Friday 27th August 2021.
 
Application is by submitting the completed application form which includes a confidential declaration – a CV substitute is not sufficient. In addition please write a letter of application stating how you meet the requirements of the post.
 
Completed applications by email to deanofnewport@churchinwales.org.uk by 12noon on 27th August 2021.
 
Interviews will be on Friday 17th September 2021.Verger and Sacristan (full-time)
 
Applications are invited for the Cathedral Verger and Sacristan. This is a key position in the functioning of the Cathedral. The verger holds the space and is an ambassador to all who come.
 
Salary package: £23,000 plus 10% to the approved pension scheme.
 
Newport is the gateway to South Wales with excellent road and rail links.
 
For further details and application form: www.newportcathedral.org.uk/vacancies
 
Closing date for applications is 12noon Friday 27th August 2021.
 
Application is by submitting the completed application form which includes a confidential declaration – a CV substitute is not sufficient. In addition please write a letter of application stating how you meet the requirements of the post.
 
Completed applications by email to deanofnewport@churchinwales.org.uk by 12noon on 27th August 2021.
 
Interviews will be on Friday 24th September 2021.Support Worker
 
Salary: £19,237 P/A
 
Eden Gate is a Newport based homeless charity reaching out to people who are experiencing homelessness in the city and surrounding areas. The charity was formed in November 2013 and has seen steady development and extension of our services since this time. Our work includes various forms of outreach and engagement including emergency accommodation and drop-in services for those in need. Eden Gate is a charity with a Christian ethos and as such our Faith motivates us to do what we do.
 
Following the charities’ Christian ethos, the purpose of the Support Worker role is to provide a flexible person-centred service, with a view to rapidly addressing a person’s housing need and where possible, pointing service users towards other complementary interventions, treating every encounter as an opportunity. This will require positive risk-taking engagement following the Assertive Outreach Principles for Wales.
 
Applications must be received by 5pm  Friday 20th August 2021. It is intended that interviews for this vacancy with take place week commencing 23rd August 2021

Find out more here.
View the application form here.Training and EventsIn Spiritu Chamber Choir Evensong

On Saturday, 14th August, at 18:00, the In Spiritu Chamber Choir will join us at St. John’s as our special guests to help lead Evensong.
Full Choral Evensong, although rarer now in parish churches than in days past, is rapidly re-gaining ground as one of the fastest-growing service styles in the Anglican Church, Thanks to our Cathedrals.
Join us on the 14th to help us “worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness” in this Richest of our Anglican traditions.Email father.william@bma.church for more details.Calling Conversations
Watch the fourth session in our Calling Conversations series all about Licensed Lay Ministry hereThe next session is about Vocations in the Workplace and is on the 28th of September.Services and Resources
Join a Service from the Cathedral on Sunday at 10:30am here.
 HOPE (Helping others participate and engage) – Age Cymru’s Independent Advocacy service. 
 
HOPE has been helping others participate and engage in their communities since the start of the Covid19 pandemic and has been providing a valuable service to people over 50 and their carers throughout Wales to resolve many issues or concerns. We have supported people to have their voices heard to their housing associations to move forward urgent repairs, we have supported people deal with matters concerning utility companies, along with  signposting people to social clubs in order to help older people overcome social isolation. HOPE has also been helping people have their wishes and feelings met, whilst empowering others. 

For more information about the service please visit  Age Cymru ¦ HOPE (ageuk.org.uk)
Or contact Carl Pugh, 07944 995603, carl.pugh@agecymru.org.uk
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