Celebrating Multicultural Christmas in Wales
Swansea – Led by Rev. Irfan John on 15th December 2019, the Swansea Urdu/Hindi Fellowship which meets on every first and third Sunday of the month at Wesley Methodist Church, Eaton Road Swansea, celebrated their 5th Christmas together in a spirit filled fellowship with praise and worship and a family Christmas carol night. The evening began filled of the Christmas spirit as a member of each family present was seen dressed up as a character in the Nativity. The service began with Rev. Howard Long Superintendent of Swansea and Gower Circuit lighting the advent candles and Rev. Dr. Stephen Wigley sharing the word of God. All families part of the fellowship also took part in the service by coming up to the front and leading the congregation in Christmas carols before the night ended off with a Nativity quiz for the children which included prizes followed by a cake cutting. For further information about the fellowship, please contact Rev Irfan John by mobile at 07796494035 or email at Irfan.email@example.com.
Cardiff – Meeting on every second and fourth Sunday of the month at Trinity Centre Cardiff, the Cardiff Urdu/Hindi Fellowship celebrated another wonderful Christmas Eve midnight service filled with praise, worship, fellowship and three different Christmas plays from the church youth. For further information about this service please contact Rev Irfan John by mobile at 07796494035 or email at Irfan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiff Annual Welcome Christmas – Organised by the Synod Enabler Culturally Diverse Congregations Rev Irfan John, on Saturday 30th November 2019 Trinity Centre hosted the 12th annual Welcome Christmas programme aimed to introduce culturally diverse people to each other and to the local community and build a bridge of care between each other. The candle of peace was lit by Rev. Cathy Gale, Rev. Aled Edwards shared greetings from Wales and Rev. Sijo John of the Cardiff Mar Thoma Congregation shared the word of God.
The event saw different choirs from various backgrounds and cultures sing Christmas carols in their native languages and ended off the evening with delicious food and great fellowship.