Barbed Wire and Blessed Gifts

[A 3 minute read] One of the strangest, saddest, surprisingly moving movies I’ve seen in recent years is the Irish film ‘Calvary’ starring Brendan Gleeson as Fr James. Threatened in the confessional by a man who had been abused in his childhood by another priest, Fr James is given a week to arrange his affairsContinue reading “Barbed Wire and Blessed Gifts”

A heart for the community

St Mary’s Church has, for many years, supported those who work with the homeless.  With the rapid rise in rough sleeping and their more visible presence in our community it’s time for us to take a more cohesive approach.  Last week, our Parochial Church Council adopted a Homeless Charter to strengthen and enrich our responseContinue reading “A heart for the community”

Standing Around at the Station

No city stands still.  But if you stand still long enough in Cardiff you will see how religions have shaped and been shaped by the landscape.  Here we explore a small yet significant corner of Cardiff. Buses flow down Westgate Street, dock nose to back at stops along the way.  People come, go, dodge traffic,Continue reading “Standing Around at the Station”