All of the events below have already happened. See each event for a link to event photos.
Get Ready for Christmas
Christ Church hosts our annual fair of gifts, food and entertainment to “Get ready for Christmas”.
Christmas crafts, gifts, raffle, tombola, festive food and drink with entertainment for those small and tall.
Official start 11.00 on Saturday 23 November
Please bring any donations for our stall over on the Friday night whilst we are preparing the hall for the event.
Our annual Shoebox Sunday services will be held on Sunday 17 November 2019. Prepare your gifts for Operation Christmas Child. Empty “Shoeboxes” for packing are available in each church.
The Parish is starting a series of concerts involving the local schools and professional musicians, and in support of local charities. The first concert, involving double bass player Connie Francis and three Primary Schools – Danescourt, Bryn Deri and Park Road – is on Friday, 15th November in Christ Church, starting at 7pm, and is in support of Bobath, a children’s therapy centre. We will have a small orchestra, a vocal ensemble, string quartet, and a number of soloists. A wonderfully enjoyable concert. Tickets, just £1 for children (including a free drink) and £8 for adults, are available from Nick Hawkins, 029 2084 2561, Allan Cook, 029 2084 3176, the Primary Schools, Churchwardens, and ener-chi (in Station Road, Radyr).
The Parish will be taking part in the annual community event at the war memorial in the square in Radyr on Sunday 10 November 2019 alongside other community groups. This event will start with a procession from Christ Church at 10:30 and the ceremony around the memorial begins at 10:35.
This will be followed by the community Remembrance Service in Christ Church just after 11:00
Bumps a Daisy
All Souls Service – Commemoration of the Departed
Sunday 3 November at 4.00pm, Christ Church Radyr
You are all invited to come and light a candle as we gather to remember our loved ones. Refreshments after the service.
Mae Plwyf Radyr yn dechrae Cymun Cymraeg unwaith y chwaterl.St John’s, Danescourt am 4.00yp am Dydd Sul 13 Hydref 2019. Bydd y gwasanaeth, y bregeth a’r emunau yn Gymraeg. Bydd paned ar ôl y gwasanaeth.
The Parish of Radyr is introducing a quarterly Welsh Language Eucharist. 4.00pm at St John’s Church Danescourt on Sunday 13 October 2019. The service, sermon and hymns will be in Welsh. The service will be followed by refreshments
Mae croseo cynnes iawn i bawb – A warm welcome to all
The Parish of Radyr will be holding it’s annual Harvest Festival on Sunday 6 October 2019.
Following the 11.00 service at Christ Church there will be a Bring and Share lunch in the New School Rooms. All are welcome, just bring a plate to share but please ensure all food is nut free and any other allergens are clearly labelled.
Gifts to the Cardiff Foodbank will be collected at all services on this day.
City Centre Ministry
Commerce, Culture, Congregation and Compassion.
Rev. Dan Tyndall discusses how churches can better engage with their communities and reflects on the ecumenical project HeartEdge founded by St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Wednesday 17 July 2019 at 19:30. City URC, Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BZ. This talk is held jointly between the Cardiff Adult Christian Education Centre and Cardiff Cytûn City and Bay Churches. it is a free event with a retiring collection.
Come and join us at the annual Family Picnic. At the New Schoolrooms & Grounds of Christ Church. Sunday 14 July 2019 at 12:30. Please bring a savoury item and a dessert to share. Bring a rug and your favourite garden game.
**Indoor picnic if wet**
The Parish Choir will be leading a Choral Evensong at St John’s on Sunday 7 July at 18.00. Choral Evensong is a peace-inducing service in which the ‘song’ of voices sounding together in harmony is heard at the ‘even’ point between the active day and restful night, allowing listeners time for restful contemplation. Choral evensong is a beautiful tradition that can give respite and inspiration during our busy modern lives. Do please make time to come and join us.
Parish Family Fun Day
The 2019 Parish Family Fun Day will be held at Christ Church on Saturday 6 July from 11.00 to 14.00
This year’s theme is “Circus”. Prizes for all who attend in Circus themed fancy dress!
Bouncy Castle, Inflatable Slide, Ice Creams, Face Painting, Games, Raffle, BBQ, Bar, Lunches, Live Music and lots more
Encore! is a second concert by Dafydd and friends raising money towards Dafydd and his fellow Scouts in the UK Contingent making the trip to America to represent Wales at the 24th World Scout Jamboree.
Saturday 29 June at 19.00 in Christ Church. Tickets are £5, which includes an interval drink. Children aged 12 and under go free!
Big Brekkie for Christian Aid
Want to change the world over breakfast? Then come and tuck in at our Big Brekkie! We’ll be serving a delicious morning meal, while raising money to fight poverty and injustice worldwide. Radyr Rectory (behind Christ Church), Saturday 18 May from 09.00
Lent Bible Study
The final session of our Lent bible studies will now be held on the new date of Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 7.30 pm at St John’s Church to explore “He is risen indeed! … but can you believe it ?“
Bring your Bible and an open heart and mind. Please join us!
Radyr & Morganstown Civic Service
The Civic Service which formally marks the start of the 2019 Radyr and Morganstown Festival will include the address by our Vicar, Rev’d Vicki Burrows. Sunday 5 May 2019 at 18:00 in Christ Church, Radyr
Please note that this service is at the usual time for a Sunday evening at Christ Church – earlier than this service has been held in previous years. Due to the community nature of this service it is always well attended so we do recommend arriving early as space may be limited.
Easter Services 2019 (Sunday 21 April 2019)
Come and celebrate our risen Lord
- 08.00 Said Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
- 09.15 Sung Eucharist at St John’s, Danescourt
- 11.00 Sung Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
- 18.00 Said Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
There will be no Sunday School at any services on Easter Day but the 09.15 and 11.00 services will each be followed by an Easter Egg hunt
- Download poster for Easter Services 2019 (PDF 2MB)
Holy Week 2019
Don’t forget our special services across the North West Cardiff Ministry Area and shared with our friends at Radyr Methodist Church for Holy Week.
Monday 15 April
- 7.00pm Evening service & Address at St Catwg’s, Pentyrch
Tuesday 16 April
- 7.00pm Evening service & Address at
St Michael’s, Tongwynlais,St Mary & St James, Taffs Well
- Please note change of venue from original publication
Wednesday 17 April
- 9.30am Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
- 7.00pm Evening service & Address at St Mary’s, St Fagans
Thursday 18 April (Maundy Thursday)
- 10.00am Chrism Eucharist at Llandaff Cathedral
- ADDITIONAL – Christ Church will be joining churches across the UK in tolling the bell for 7 minutes from 7.00pm on Maundy Thursday, as a sign of sorrow for and solidarity with the Cathedral Community at Notre Dame, following Monday’s devastating fire.
- 7.30pm Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr – (includes foot washing and stripping of the altar)
- 8pm-10pm Vigil Watch at St John’s, Danescourt
Friday 19 April (Good Friday)
- 10.00am All-age Worship at Christ Church, Radyr – (including Walk of Witness, followed by Hot Cross Buns and Children’s activities at Radyr Methodist Church)
- 1.00pm Seven Last Words at Christ Church, Radyr – (a service of readings, meditations, silence, hymns)
- Download poster for Holy Week 2019 (PDF 1.1MB)
Lent lunches 2019
Our annual lent lunches happened in the New School Rooms each Friday in lent at 12.30. Join us for homemade soup, bread and cheese with a hot drink for just £5.00. Proceeds go to Christian Aid.
The 2019 lunches raised a total of £1226.00 for Christian Aid
Faure Requiem is to be sung by the Parish Choir at 18.00 on Sunday 14 April at Christ Church, Radyr. Lasting approximately 40 minutes, this beautiful choral work, composed around 1887, gives a sense of the eternal rest. Fauré wrote of the work, “Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest”. A great opportunity to “bring a friend to church” or simply come and share the beauty of the music God inspires. A retiring collection will be taken.
This event will also be preceded by a Bring and Share Tea in the New School Rooms at 17.00. Simply bring a plate of food to share. All are welcome.
Lent Reflections and Bible Study
Lent begins on 6 March 2019. Rev. Vikki Burrows will lead 2 series of reflections for Lent.
Each Friday during Lent we will be meeting at Christ Church at 12 noon for 30 minutes of bible study, conversation, meditation and prayer followed by a soup lunch for Christian Aid.
And each Monday during Lent we will meet at 7.30 pm at St John’s Church to explore “Can you believe it ?“ Bring your Bible and an open heart and mind. Please join us!
- View the full details of each session (PDF 129kb)
- AMENDMENT – Please note the final Session entitled “He is risen indeed! … but can you believe it?” will now be held at St John’s Church on Wednesday 1 May 2019
Hats & Afternoon Tea
Join us on Sunday 7 April 2019 at 14.30 in New School Rooms to have fun making your Easter hat.
Adults £2, Children £1
Ash Wednesday Services
Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes will be held on Wednesday 6 March 2019:
- 9.30 at Christ Church
- 19.00 at St John’s
Each service will be led by out new Vicar, Rev’d Vicki Burrows.
Shrove Tuesday Quiz
It’s time to get your team together for the annual Shrove Tuesday quiz on 5 March, starting at 7.30pm in the New Schoolrooms. Chris Dale has been busy preparing questions on a wide range of subjects to challenge us. Tables of eight.
Tickets, £8, are now available from the Churchwardens and include a supper of quiche, homemade coleslaw and French bread, with pancakes, fruit and ice cream to follow (speak to a Churchwarden if you are unable to eat any of this).
Please bring your own drinks and glasses.
Licencing of a new Priest in Charge for Radyr
You are invited to the Licencing service of the new Priest in Charge of the Parish of Radyr (Rev. Vicki Burrows) and the celebration of the inaugeration of the North West Cardiff Ministry Area. The service will be lead by the Rt. Rev. June Osborne, Bishop of Llandaff.
Christ Church at 19.30 on Wednesday 27 February 2019
Clergy are invited to robe in the Tennis Club (adjacent to the church) White Stole. Surplice or Cotta
The service will be followed by refreshments in the New School Rooms.
All are welcome to this occasion – but to assist with numbers it would help if you could RSVP either through the list at the rear of each church or by e-mail to email@example.com
Christ, the light of the World will be celebrated by our Christingle services on Sunday 3 February 2019.
Find out more about what our Sunday School do during the year by contacting AuntieJuliee@hotmail.com
Due to our vacancy for the post of Priest, the following list of Christmas Services is still subject to change. Please check back nearer the time to ensure that the details of the event you intend coming to haven’t changed. However, the current plan is as follows:
At Christ Church, Radyr
- Sunday 23 December 18:00, Lessons and Carols, a traditional service of carols and readings led by the Parish Choir
- Monday 24 December 16.00, Carols around the Crib – Christ Church hosts it’s Sunday School as they lead in re-telling the Christmas Story in action and carols around the nativity crib.
- Monday 24 December 23:00, First Eucharist of Christmas (Midnight Mass)
- Tuesday 25 December 08:00, Christmas day Eucharist
- Tuesday 25 December 11:00, Family Christmas Eucharist
At St John the Baptist, Danescourt
- Friday 21 December 18:00, Carols around the Crib – St John’s congregation and Sunday School re-tell the Christmas Story in action and carols around the nativity crib
- Monday 24 December 21:00, First Eucharist of Christmas
- Tuesday 25 December 09:15, Family Christmas Eucharist
Ecumenical Advent Service
Preparing, Waiting, Hoping – Our Advent Service shared with the Methodist Church in Radyr will be held on the evening of Sunday 2 December 2018 at 18:00. Come and join us to prepare a way for the Lord and Sing the King who is coming to reign!
Get Ready for Christmas
The Annual festival event is being held on Saturday 24 November 2018 at Christ Church. Christmas crafts, gifts, raffle, tombola, festive food and drink with entertainment for those small and tall.
Start collecting items to donate to our stalls or collecting your shiny pound coins ready to spend on those Christmas gifts
Once again we are preparing ShoeBoxes for Operation Christmas Child. Empty boxes are available in both churches. Do start gathering gifts to fill a box as they will be collected at our Special Shoebox Sunday service on 18 November 2018 to ensure they can be sorted and delivered by Christmas.
Last year we collected 288 shoe boxes – can you help us beat that figure this year?
The Parish will be taking part in the annual community event at the war memorial in the square in Radyr on Sunday 11 November 2018 alongside other community groups. This event will start with a procession from Christ Church at 10:30 and the ceremony around the memorial begins at 10:35.
This will be followed by the community Remembrance Service in Christ Church just after 11:00
Our Harvest celebrations for 2018 will be held on Sunday 7 October 2018. There will be morning celebrations at each church and in the evening we are planning a Songs of Harvest Praise at Christ Church led by the Parish Choir but there will plenty of opportunity for all to join the singing with Hwyl.
Boxes are now available in both churches for you to suggest your favourite Harvest Hymns for inclusion in our evening service.
There is also a list to sign up for the Bring and Share Harvest Supper which will follow the evening service.
Inspired by the movies
An evening of song “Inspired by the movies” on Saturday 29 September 2018 at Christ Church, Radyr. The event is organised by a group of young people including our own Dafydd who has been selected as part of the Wales contingent for the 24th World Scout Jamboree in North America 2019.
All monies raised will go towards not only sending our contingent to the event but also to support Scouts from less affluent countries to be able to attend.
Jenny’s last Sunday in the Parish
Our rector, Rev. Canon Jenny Wigley, has retired from Parish ministry. 15 July was her last Sunday in the Parish. We held a Bring and Share Lunch at Christ Church following the 11.00 service and there was so much food to share in the bright sunshine.
Photos will be uploaded to the Gallery shortly.
Parish Family Fun Day
The Family Fun Day was held at Christ Church on Saturday 7 July 2018 11.00 to 14.00
This year’s theme was “Seaside Holidays”. Admission FREE but bring your purse for the wide range of seaside stalls.
Bouncy Castle, Inflatable Slide, Freshly made Welsh Cakes, Ice Creams, Face Painting, Stalls, Games, Live Owls, Photo Board, Raffle, BBQ, Bar, Lunches, Live Music and lots more.
Radyr and Morganstown Civic Service
The Civic Service which formally marks the start of the 2018 Radyr and Morganstown Festival will include the address by our Rector, Rev. Jenny Wigley. Sunday 6 May 2018 at 18:30
Please note that this service is at the, later than usual, time of 18:30. However, due to the community nature of this service it is always well attended so we do recommend arriving early as space may be limited.
Photos from this event can now be seen on the Festival website – http://rmfestival.org.uk
Easter Monday Fun
Come and join in the Easter Monday Fun at Christ Church, Radyr. Monday 02 April 2018, 10:30 – 12:00
Don’t worry about the weather forecast – all the fun takes place indoors!
Admission: £3, Adults FREE
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Don’t forget our special mid-week services for Holy Week.
Monday 26 March
- 19:30 Evening Service & Address at St Michael, Tongwynlais
- Tuesday 27 March
- 19:30 – Evening service & Address at St John, Danescourt
- Wednesday 28 March
- 09:30 – Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
- 19:30 – Evening service & Address at St David, Groesfaen
- Maundy Thursday 29 March
- 10:00 – Holy Eucharist at Llandaff Cathedral
- 19:30 – Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
- 20:00 to 22:00 – Vigil at St John, Danescourt
- Good Friday 30 March
- 10:00 – All Age Worship: The Way of the Cross at Christ Church, Radyr
- 14:00 – At the foot of the Cross at Christ Church, Radyr
- Easter Eve 31 March
- 20:00 – Service of Light, Radyr Methodist Church
- Easter Sunday 1 April
- 08:00 – Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
- 09:15 – Holy Eucharist at St John, Danescourt
- 11:00 – Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
- 18:00 – Holy Eucharist at Christ Church, Radyr
The Passion Story – An evening of words and music for Palm Sunday
The evening service on Sunday 25 March at 18:00 at Christ Church will be an evening of Words and Music lead by the Parish Choir.
Come and join us to reflect on the Passion Story.
Lent reflections 2018
Join us at 12:15 each Friday in lent in the Lady Chapel of Christ Church Radyr for a series of Lent reflections. Rev Jenny Wigley will be leading sessions exploring the art and imagery of Lent.
Lent lunches 2018
Our annual lent lunches continue in the New Schoolrooms each Friday in lent at 1230. Join us for homemade soup, bread and cheese with a hot drink for just £4.00. Proceeds go to Christian Aid
Women’s World Day of Prayer – Event cancelled due to weather conditions
This year Christ Church will be holding a united service for Radyr on Friday, 2 March 2018 at 19:00. The service this year has been compiled by women in Suriname with the theme “All God’s creation is very good!”. All are welcome to come and join this occasion of celebration and prayer.
Christingle | Candlemas
A Cristingle service was held at Christ Church, Radyr on Sunday 4 February 2018 at 11.00.
Christmas Services 2017
At Christ Church, Radyr
Sunday 24 December (Christmas Eve), 16.00 Carols around the Crib – See the photos from Carols around the Crib
Sunday 24 December (Christmas Eve), 23.00 First Communion of Christmas ‘Midnight Mass’
Monday 25 December (Christmas Day), 08.00 Holy Communion
Monday 25 December (Christmas Day), 11.00 Family Communion
At St. John’s, Danescourt
Friday 22 December, 18.00 Carols around the Crib
Sunday 24 December (Christmas Eve), 21.00 First Communion of Christmas
Monday 25 December (Christmas Day), 09.15 Family Communion
Lessons and Carols
Come and celebrate the Christmas story at our annual service of Lessons and Carols. To be led by the Parish Choir at Christ Church on the evening of Sunday 17 December 2017, starting at 18.00.
A retiring collection will be taken.
Christmas Tree festival
Preparations are already under way for the first annual Christmas Tree Festival to be held at Christ Church over 1-3 December 2017. The Church will be open to welcome visitors to view the displays 10.00 – 18.00 on Friday and Saturday and again from 13.00 until 16.00 on Sunday ending with our Advent Service at 18.00 on Sunday 3 December.
A number of community groups have already been approached to prepare a tree. If you would like to get involved do please get in touch.
- View the photos from the Christmas Tree festival in our gallery
Get Ready for Christmas
The Annual festival event is being held on Saturday 25 November 2017 at Christ Church. Christmas crafts, gifts, raffle, tombola, festive food and drink with entertainment for those small and tall.
Start collecting items to donate to our stalls or collecting your new pound coins ready to spend on those Christmas gifts
- View the photos from Get Ready for Christmas 2017
- Download the “Get Ready for Christmas” Poster for full details and to share our event
The flat pack boxes are already out in both churches along with leaflets on how the scheme works. Our ShoeBox Sunday will be 19 November 2017 where we will receive your donations ready for them to be sent around the world for Christmas.
Last year we collected 265 Shoe boxes – can you help us beat that target this year?
- View the photos from Shoebox Sunday
- This year’s total was 288 shoeboxes
- More on Operation Christmas Child
The Parish will be taking part in the annual community event at the memorial in the square in Radyr on Sunday 12 November 2017 alongside other community groups. This event will start with a procession from Christ Church at 10:25 and the ceremony around the memorial begins at 10:30.
This will be followed by the community Remembrance Service in Christ Church at 11:00.
Family Fun Day
Our Family Fun Day will be held at Christ Church on 1 July 2017 11.00 – 14.00.
This year, the theme for our Family Fun Day is ‘Colours of the Rainbow’. There will be plenty of fun things to do, including bouncing on the bouncy castle and sliding down the slide, and Arnie Kazam will be at the event to keep everyone amused. Of course there will be a bar, refreshments, delicious lunches and BBQ as well as the usual cake, second hand book, Wardens’ bottle, bric-a-brac and plant stalls.
Please keep 1 July free and come along with as many friends as you can, dressed up in your brightest colours of the rainbow clothes.
Songs of Praise for Syria
It has two purposes:
- To encourage those that rarely come to church to join us for an enjoyable evening singing well-loved hymns and
- To raise money as part of our commitment to the Llandaff Deanery project to enable a Syrian refugee family to find a new home and work in our community – @1FamilyCardiff.
Please put 18 June in your diary and think of someone you can invite. We are asking for a minimum donation of £10 towards the project including a glass of wine/juice and light syrian refreshments
A Global wave of payer is being organised from 25 May to 4 June 2017. Prayer stations will be available in both Christ Church and St John’s on 25 May and will then remain in Christ Church with the church being open during the day for those who wish to pray for the following 10 days until Pentecost Sunday.
Enemy of Apathy – Sunday 2 April 2017
Radyr Parish Choir will lead an evening of Words and Music on Sunday 2 April at 18:00, re-telling the story of Christ’s Passion. Using music from the Iona community’s Enemy of Apathy to re-tell the story of the final events before Jesus’ Crucifixion.
Holy Week and Easter Services
Please see the attached poster for details of Services during Holy week and Easter. List of special events across the Parish
Choral Evensong – Sunday 5th March 2017
A special service of Evensong to mark the beginning of Lent at Christ Church on Sunday 5 March at 18:00. Worship will be led by the Radyr Parish Choir following the traditional form for sung evening prayer.