Churches Together in Newport seeks to be an expression of the hope of unity that Christians long for, but which has yet to be achieved. It does not seek uniformity: its members seek to work together as Christians of all traditions. It organises events and services throughout the town.
About 60 churches locally belong to Churches Together in Newport. They are drawn from differing backgrounds: Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, the New Testament Church of God, Roman Catholics, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventists, the Society of Friends, and United Reformed. The hard working local Christian Aid Committee is part of Churches Together in Newport and coordinates the work of the charity in Newport.
Locally, Bridge Counselling Service, Raven House Trust, South East Wales Mission to the Deaf, Temperance Society and YMCA all relate to Churches Together in Newport.
Churches Together in Newport is proud to play its part in the vigorous local ecumenical scene. Again there are many initiatives undertaken by churches in various parts of the town. Bible studies, ministers’ fraternals, marches, joint services, and so on are part of the staple programmes of many Newport churches.
The web site – which offers Christian churches and organisations free web space (whether they belong to Churches Together in Newport or not) is an expression of the unity that is sought. Information on all churches and religious organisations can be accessed from it. (Gaps in the directory are gladly filled in when information is supplied)
Churches Together in Newport believes that God is calling his people to work together to be his witnesses in Newport. It believes that God is calling all of his children to work together for the good of his kingdom. It believes that God is calling all of his children to work together for the good of those who are less fortunate, in our society and overseas.
It takes its inspiration from the words of Jesus:
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.