We are hoping to re-open the Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church on Wednesday 29th September. During the Covid crisis, we have been running a delivery service throughout the Vale, which has proved to be a lifeline for countless families.

I am so grateful to those of you who have continued to faithfully support us, both through some extremely generous financial donations and by putting items into the donation boxes at Waitrose and the Co-op. Please don’t stop as we now need to build up our stock for our re-opening.

We are always looking for more volunteers to join our ‘Foodbank family.’ If you feel that the Lord is calling you to asssit please do ring me for further details on 01446 771 728. Age is no barrier, as long as you’re in good health and have been doubly vaccinated. I very much look forward to hearing from you. Ewa Thomas



CROESO COWBRIDGE – Is looking for a Home to Rent – Can you help?

The Croeso Cowbridge Team have been working with the local Council and are waiting for final approval from the Home Office to welcome a Refugee family to Cowbridge.  This is expected very soon, and we are now looking for a home in Cowbridge to house a vulnerable Syrian family in a few months’ time.  The resettlement is through the Government’s Community Sponsorship Scheme, and a local team of volunteers has been formed to help support all aspects of the transition.

  • Do you have a (min) 3-bedroom property in or close to Cowbridge for Rent?
  • The Benefits to you are rental income for two years with fully cash guaranteed agreement.
  • Many other communities in the UK have already welcomed refugee families and there have been many positive experiences of community involvement.
  • The family will benefit from safe, self-contained and fully supported and funded resettlement support from our community.
  • Croeso Cowbridge is supported by the Deanery and Citizen UK. This means there is comprehensive and professional backing and information available to any potential landlords.

 If you have a potentially suitable property please email titled ‘Property for Rent Cowbridge’ and details to: and include a telephone contact, location and details of the property.


Online Parish Prayer Group

Every Thursday 2.45 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. with Divine Mercy, Rosary and intercessory prayers. If interested, you will need either a computer, tablet or mobile phone (most models will work) and an email address. I can telephone with technical help in helping to download the FREE Zoom software. After this, each week you will be sent an email to click the link to join at the appropriate time (very easy). No worries if you can’t attend every week. If you would like more information or would like to join please contact Deirdre Barker on 01446 793224.

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