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Green / Eco fair and free Plant swap

Radyr Methodist Church are hosting a Green / Eco fair and free Plant swap* Saturday June 3rd 9am – 1pm

Radyr Methodist church has been working hard to improve our care for the natural world and environment with use of Fair trade and eco-friendly products, reusing, recycling and recent improvements in our heating, lighting and insulation of our premises. We have achieved an A Rocha Eco-church Bronze Award, but there is so much more we can learn and do as a church, as individuals and as part of our growing community.

So we are delighted to be hosting local producers Elsinore bees and Garth View Organics, No Waste living No Waste Living – Intentional Living to Create Less waste and our local Litter Pickers, along with our own Beautiful Abodes for bats and birds, Seaglass jewellery, Nearly new clothes, and a new Puppets display and Children’s activities.

We hope individuals, families and local organisations will join us as we learn to live more sustainably and care for our beautiful world and the creatures and people we share it with.

*if you don’t have plants to bring, please come and take a plant or two to help the bees butterflies and insects in your garden or window box.

We’ll also be celebrating with an Environment Sunday Service Sunday June 4th 10.30am – all welcome.

Contact to register an interest in a free stall

New year, same focus

It may be a new year but Radyr Methodist Church continues its focus on being a church. To try and explain this better we have drafted the following statement on who we are and what we do.

Radyr Methodist Church’s primary focus is to be a church. This means we exist to provide fellowship for our members as we live and grow in our faith together. We have a really open and friendly membership with a lot of different opportunities for meeting and sharing. We also are blessed with a well maintained space for worship and meetings. We are currently running a Warm Space on a Monday morning, a Bible Study on a Monday afternoon, Coffee fellowship in the local restaurant on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, an art group fortnightly, a mums and tots group on a Friday and several Bible studies/prayer groups. We have weekly prayer walks and our Pioneer Minister works alongside us to be active within our local community. We have an Outdoor Forest Church for young people and a Church Plant called Awayforrest that meets outside on a Sunday morning. We are fortunate that our building and car park also enable us to provide some community space at reasonable cost for local community groups. This is done with an understanding of goodwill on both sides. This church is run and managed by volunteers and we value and appreciate their time and efforts.

Over the next few weeks we hope to better reflect this range of activities on our website. If you have been involved in any of this being church and want to share your stories and pictures (with permission) then please get in touch.

Warm Welcome Space

We are pleased to have recieved a grant which will help us to open as a “Warm Welcome Space”.

Church will open each Monday, 10.30 to 12.30 starting from Monday 2 January 2023. There will be hot drinks, toast and most importantly somewhere warm to come.

Come and be quiet or come and talk over a board game with your neighbours. The front door will be open and the kettle on in the coffee room – and if enough turn up we may even have to spread into the hall too!


Nativity at the Amelia Trust Farm

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Live Nativity, special thanks to Morgan from the Amelia Trust Farm and Arthur the donkey.

Collection for Cardiff Foodbank

Cardiff Foodbank

A very big THANK YOU for the many generous donations of food received in February.

Members of Radyr Methodist Church are collecting donations for the Foodbank again in June. Please place any donations of food in the boxes which will be outside the following addresses between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June

  • 30 Pentwyn, Radyr CF15 8RE
  • 20 Walnut Tree Close, Radyr CF15 8SX
  • 13 Heol Roald Dahl, Radyr CF15 8GT

The foodbank currently need –


Rising prices for goods and energy will continue to impact many families over the coming months.

Please consider giving generously to avoid people going hungry.

Labyrinth for the Queen’s Jubilee

We look forward to welcoming local residents and friends from wider across the Methodist Church in Cardiff and Caerphilly into the church this week to experience our labyrinth as part of the Jubilee Celebrations. #HM70 #PlatinumJubilee

  • Thursday 2 June: 14.00 to 16.00
  • Friday 3 June: 14.00 to 16.00
  • Saturday 4 June 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00

All are welcome

A labyrinth is a guided path with places to stop and reflect. It is designed for you to go at your own pace, is interactive and fun.


Pray for Ukraine

Thank you to everyone who came and lit a candle for Ukraine on Sautrday morning. We raised over £200 before Gift Aid to send to the DEC fund for Ukraine.

You can still give directly to the DEC Appeal –

Church enables registration for conducting same sex marriages

Pride Flag

Radyr Methodist Church decided in November 2021 to enable the church to be used for same sex marriages in line with our wish to welcome all people and value each distinct and unique child of God.

in June 2021, following prayerful consideration by the whole Church, the Methodist Conference voted to confirm provisional resolutions on the principles or qualities of good relating, understanding of cohabitation and same sex marriages conducted on Methodist premises or by Methodist office-holders.

This decision by the UK Wide Methodist Conference opened the door to individual churches being able to make the decision to register for the solemnisation (conduct) of same-sex marriages.

Read Frequently Asked Questions following the 2021 Conference votes on Marriage and Relationships on the Methodist Church website.

Read about Marriage and Relationships in the Methodist Church

Minister is a star of “The Repair Shop”


Our minister, Rev. Judith Holliman, appeared on the BBC’s “The Repair Shop” today (Friday 19 November 2021) asking the team to restore a beloved soft toy owl.

If you missed it you can watch again on BBC iPlayer –

Christmas Services

Coronavirus means that our capacity in church remains reduced but we are pleased to be planning for some in-person services during Advent and the Christmas Season of 2021.

Radyr Methodist Church will be holding: 

  • 12 December 10:30am Christingle Service 
  • 12 December 3:00pm Empty Chair Service – a space for those mourning a loved one this Christmas at the end of which we will turn on the tree of lights outside the church 
  • 19 December 10:30am Nativity Service in Church 
  • 19 December 3:00pm Live Nativity at Amelia Trust Farm 
  • Christmas Day – 25 December 10:30 Christmas Morning Worship for all the family


Download list of 2021 Christmas Services at Radyr Methodist Church (PDF)

Can you give to the Cardiff Foodbank?

Cardiff Foodbank

Members of Radyr Methodist Church are collecting donations for Cardiff Foodbank again. Please place any donations of food in the boxes which will be outside the following addresses between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 November-

  • 30 Pentwyn, Radyr CF15 8RE,
  • 20 Walnut Tree Close, Radyr CF15 8SX,
  • 13 Heol Roald Dahl, Radyr CF15 8GT.

The foodbank particularly need:

  • Milk (UHT Long Life – 1 Litre);
  • Fruit Juice (Long Life) 1 Litre
  • Sponge Puddings
  • Jars of Instant Coffee (110g-250g)
  • Microwaveable Rice
  • Confectionery (Chocolate/Sweets)
  • Savoury Snacks (Crisps, Crackers, etc…)
  • Rice Pudding
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant

Rising prices for goods and energy will impact many families over the coming months. Please consider giving generously to avoid people going hungry. Thank you.

Services for Holy Week and Easter

Radyr Methodist Church remain closed for in-person worship at the moment but that does not mean that there will not be services in the village for Holy Week and Easter.

Radyr Methodist Church will be meeting online, via Zoom, on:

  • Maundy Thursday at 18.00
  • Good Friday at 12.00
  • Easter Sunday at 10.30

Anyone is welcome to the Methodist Services, simply contact Rev. Judith Holliman for the Zoom details.

A Methodist Way of Life

A Methodist Way of Life is a way of living. It is how we try to live our lives in response to God’s love, made known to us in Jesus.

Like the early Christians (Acts 2.42-47), we seek to express what it means to follow Jesus in the regular, practical actions of worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism.

In this sense, A Methodist Way of Life is both new and old. It is new, in that Methodists first discussed such a way at the 2018 Conference, although it is based on Our Calling, agreed in 2000. That, in turn, was built on what Methodists have always done, since the days of John Wesley, in trying to follow Jesus and live out the Christian faith – just as those first followers in Acts did.

The commitments of A Methodist Way of Life remind us of, and provide a compass for, Christian living.

You can read more about A Methodist Way of Life on the Methodist Church UK website – or talk to Rev. Judith about joining the Zoom sessions within the Cardiff Circuit.

Christingle in a bag

Back in December, members from the church went out and delivered 350 Christingles in a bag onto the new Plas Dŵr estate and around some of the Sidings. This enabled people to make their own Christingle and shed some light and hope this Christmas season. We were delighted to have a large number of people join us on zoom to make them up together.

It was lovely to get so much positive feedback as we went around making our deliveries.

Advent at Radyr Methodist Church

Advent for the church is a time of waiting and preparation.

Have you seen the nativity scene building in the church foyer starring our puppets? We have just placed it there to raise a smile and good spirits and lots of people have been stopping to look which is great.

The church also had an Advent Calendar window slowly unveiling itself on the windows facing the car park so again if you have not yet seen this do come and have a look before it goes.

Earlier in December, members from the church went out and delivered 350 Christingles in a bag onto the new Plas Dwr estate and around some of the Sidings. This enabled people to make their own Christingle and shed some light and hope this Christmas season. We were delighted to have a large number of people join us on zoom to make them up together.

Radyr Methodist Church collection for Cardiff Food Bank

Cardiff Foodbank

Earlier in December, Radyr Methodist Church organised a collection of food for Cardiff Food Bank with Ruth on Pentwyn and four new members from Parc Plymouth all putting tubs out for food. The response was phenomenal and we were delighted to meet up in the church car park and hand over such a vast amount of goods.

The church plans to hold regular collections so keep an eye out for when the next one is planned – perhaps you could offer to be a collecting station to gather donations from your neighbours.

Christmas over Zoom

Nativity at home

Due to the current restrictions we will be gathering over Zoom for our Christmas services.

All are welcome to any of the following services, simply contact Rev. Judith by e-mail or through our Facebook Page to get the login details.

  • Christingle, 6 December at 18.00
  • Nativity Service, 20 December at 10.30
  • Bethlehem Midnight Communion, 24 December at 21.00
  • Christmas Day Service, 25 December at 10.30

More resources on Facebook

Judith has started releasing some content to help us worship remotely onto the Radyr Methodist Church Facebook page.

Why not Follow us to keep up with what is happening whilst the church doors have to be closed for Coronavirus.

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On Sunday 8th March we held our first Eco-church service involving the seven parts of Creation

Six tables were set up to show light, day and night, the earth and what it produces, wildlife and water. We had great fun and learnt in so many different ways. Then we joined together to consider the Sabbath and what it means to us. We had a fantastic time.