Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Dear Parishioners,

It is my great pleasure to be able to announce and invite you to our programme of Christmas Events and Services running across the Parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw & Rudry this Christmas.We hope you will join us as we celebrate Christmas and what it means to us. You will be most welcome as we celebrate together.

With my love & prayers,



Many Moods of Christmas (St. James’ Church, Rudry | 8:00pm)

Join us at church for festive carols, readings and performed pieces as we gear up for the Christmas period. We will also be serving mulled wine and mince pies afterwards. If you would like to contribute a reading, poem or other item, you’d be most welcome. Please email [email protected] to inform us!


Quiz & Choir Evening (Rudry Parish Hall | 7:00pm)

In aid of the St. James’ Enlarging the Tent Building Project, featuring the Sing and Inspire Superchoir, performing Christmas songs and others. As well as the choir and the quiz, a buffet will be provided within the £5 ticket price, and the bar will be open. What a great-value evening! For tickets, email [email protected]



Carol Service (St. Michael’s Church, Michaelston-y-Fedw | 6:00pm)


Christingle Service (St. Barrwg’s Church, Bedwas | 6:00pm)



Bedwas Brass Carols (Bedwas Green | 6:00pm)

The Bedwas, Trethomas & Machen Next Generation Brass Band will be accompanying us and the other local Bedwas churches in Bedwas park to sing carols. Come along with your own candle-lit lantern (if you have one) for a good old-fashioned outdoor carolling event, with mulled wine and mince pies.

Beer & Carols (The Maenllwyd Inn, Rudry | 7:00pm)

Now in its third year and extended to two nights by popular demand, this year will be raising funds for CRISIS, the national homelessness charity, and a local Newport/Caerphilly homelessness charity.



Carol Pub Crawl (The Rudry Inn – The Monte & The Hollybush, Draethen)

A second night of raising funds for CRISIS, the national homelessness charity, and a local Newport/Caerphilly homelessness charity.  Schedule to be The Rudry Inn (The Monte), 7:00-7:45pm, and The Hollybush, Draethen 8:30-9:15pm.         



Christingle Service (St. James’ Church, Rudry | 9:30am)

         Carol Service (St. Michael’s Church, Lower Machen | 6:30pm

Beer & Carols (The Cefn Mably Arms, Michaelston-y-Fedw | 6:30pm)

Join us at the Cefn Mably Arms to sing carols whilst having a chat and a drink with friends. The fires will be lit, people will be relaxing after finishing work ready for the Christmas break, and the surroundings of a local pub, decorated with Christmas trimmings are sure to help you get into the Christmas mood.



Children’s Crib Service (St. John’s Church, Machen | 5:00pm)

This service is especially aimed at children and families! Come dressed as a character from the Christmas Story (such as a king, shepherd or angel – or something else!) There will be a prize for the best costume. We will have a magical time remembering the Christmas Story together as well as singing our favourite carols. This event is suitable for all primary aged children and is a perfect way of doing something to remember the Christmas Story and to keep children occupied for an hour before bedtime! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

                  Children’s Crib Service (St. Thomas’ Church, Trethomas | 5:00pm)

Carols by Candlelight (St. James’ Church, Rudry | 7:00pm)

Midnight Mass (St. John’s Church, Machen | 10:00pm)

Midnight Mass (St. Barrwg’s Church, Bedwas | 10:30pm)

Midnight Mass (St. Michael’s Church, Michaelston-y-Fedw | 11:00pm)



Christmas Day Service (St. Michael’s Church, Lower Machen | 9:00am)

Christmas Day Family Service (St. James’ Church, Rudry | 9:30am)

                  Christmas Day Service (St. Thomas’ Church, Trethomas | 10:30am)

Christmas Day Service (St. Michael’s Church, Michaelston-y-Fedw | 11:30am)