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Staff and Leadership


"The church is like a body – it has one identity, but many parts; all different and yet all dependent upon each other, interconnected and yet intimate."
(To find out more about this, check out: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27).

And like a body, the church is at it’s healthiest when all parts are doing their job well. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit gives different gifts to different people in order for the church to grow and to thrive in its mission.
 

Staff

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Jonathan Vaughan-Davies - Minister   Tim Barker - Youth Leader and Schools Worker
Jon is our Minister here at Bethel, he can be found leading our Sunday services or some of the many activities and Bible studies taking place throughout the week here at Bethel. Jon Lives in North Cardiff with his wife Aimee, and three children, Isaac, Josh and Lois. He enjoys walking his dog Georgie, blogging and movies.   Tim is our Youth Leader and Schools Worker, working mainly with our teens and youth groups and providing support for schools and Christian Unions in the area. Coming from West Wales originally he now lives in North Cardiff with his wife Yael, and two children,  Heulwen and Elijah.  He enjoys playing video games, listening to music, riding his bikes and generally being creative.
     
Bethel Staff-3   Janet Baker 2
Lorraine Vernon - Church Support Worker   Janet Baker - Church Cleaner
Lorraine is our Church Support Worker, running the day to day aspects of the church and providing support to the teams and groups that take place here at Bethel. Lorraine lives in North Cardiff with her husband Rob, and two girls, Olivia and Erin. Lorraine is an avid singer and musician and can be found singing in concerts or enjoying some show tunes.   Janet is our Cleaner here at Bethel, providing a great service to the church ensuring it is clean and functional for all the groups that take place. Janet is an active church member also providing support for some of our older members here at Bethel. Janet Lives in North Cardiff with her husband Simeon.
     


Leadership


Overseeing all of this,  God has given the gift of leadership (Romans 12:8). At Bethel we prayerfully seek to appoint Elders and Deacons to recognise this important and precious calling. Part of this role means to oversee, support and encourage the work of the five Mission and Ministry Teams. Please do pray for them in this – thank God for them, for their willingness to serve in this way and the time and love they pour into the work of the Kingdom through the church!
 
Ruth E   Tim P
Ruth Evans - Church Secretary    Tim Pickles - Church Treasurer
Ruth is married to Andrew and has a son,  James. Ruth has been a member at Bethel for many years and has always been actively involved in the music and worship life of the church. Ruth serves in many ways and is part of the Caring MMT.

secretary@bethelcardiff.org.uk

  I grew up in the Army and have lived around the world. At the age of 17 I went on a gap year to Romania as a missionary, and returned as a Christian, having found faith in Christ while I was away. I am married to Catherine and we currently have two daughters Elsie and Miriam and a son James. I have been involved in helping with the children and youth work at the church and have been to Spree and Soul Survivor. Along with Catherine, I also lead one of the small groups at Bethel.
treasurer@bethelcardiff.org.uk
     
Richard H   Rosie R
Richard Hodges - Elder   Rosie Roberts - Elder

Though a Yorkshireman by birth, I was raised in Lower Cwmtwrch and moved to Cardiff when I married Sarah and we are now parents to the wonderful Hannah. I often teach youth on Sunday mornings  and help out as a lay preacher for a small number of  nearby churches. I hold to the five solas because, frankly, I’m the worst sinner I’ve ever met, thankful that though my sin is great, my Saviour is greater and it’s only by Jesus dying for me do I stand justified and righteous before God.

  I have been a member of Bethel for over 20 years, after moving to Whitchurch and starting a family we were looking for a local church and from our first visit we were made to feel welcome. The warmth and care of the Church family living out the call to love one another is something that I feel is an essential part of the mission and ministry of the Church and over the years I have had the privilege of helping to support this work as a small group leader and deacon. I am married to Aled and our 2 sons are now in their 20's. Both Aled and I work as nurses specialising in cancer care and in our time off you are most likely to find us in the hills,  either including hillwalking or ski-ing. 
     
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Richard Lawson - Elder    
Richard was born and grew up in Cardiff and became a Christian shortly before leaving home to attend university, where he was baptised in his first year. He started attending Bethel 20 years ago and while at Bethel, Richard met his wife, Claire. Richard and Claire now have three children, Lydia, Ava and Reuben. Richard is a Physics teacher in a local high school and enjoys making and creating in his spare time.  

 
     
Alan S   Cathy S
Alun Streeter - Deacon   Cathy Stroemer - Deacon

I am a recently retired civil servant with interests in photography, travelling and reading.  I am married to Helen and have a son, Tom who lives and works in Cheltenham.

  I was baptised at University Baptist Church in Champaign, Illinois where I met my husband Paul.
We’ve lived in the UK since 1994 – first in Manchester, then South East London before settling in North Cardiff.  I work full time as a civil servant and have been learning Welsh since I moved to Cardiff.
 
     
Juraj U   Sue R
Juraj Urinchat - Deacon   Sue Rock - Deacon
My journey as a Christian began when I was 19 years old in Slovakia, my country.  I moved to Cardiff in 2008. Bethel is for me a special place where I found my wife Debbie and also a great fellowship!  We have been blessed with two children – Samuel and Lucy. I am one of the members of the Mission MMT.

 

  I’m married to Paul. We have 2 grown-up children, Samuel and Megan. We’ve been attending Bethel for over 20 years, and members for nearly as long. Currently involved with the Growing MMT and a small group leader.
     
Steve V    
Steve Vaughan - Deacon    
Steve is originally from Merseyside but adopted Cardiff as home many years ago. He is married to Tristan and has two (in their words) amazing, awesome children, Jack and Millie. They have all been attending Bethel since 2007. Steve serves on the church’s worship and prayer MMT and leads one of the weekly small groups. He is also the only member of the diaconate to have been seen on the church stage in both a ball gown and a nappy!- Oh no he isn’t, oh yes he is!    

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

 

Where and When

The church is open for activities throughout the week but if you are just seeking us out it is likely that you will want to come and be a part of our Sunday worship which is core to what we are about.
We meet in the main church building (details here) at 10:30 each week. We also meet at 6pm, sometimes these are on line gatherings, See our calendar to find out plans for the next few weeks.

Accessibility

There is wheelchair access and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer and church lounge.

Our Sunday Services


Sunday morning services are structured but informal. They include a mix of both contemporary and traditional worship songs and hymns, prayers, readings from the Bible and a sermon that unpacks this. Occasionally we will also have specific updates about ways that God has been working through and in people and activities. Once a month we celebrate communion as part of the service. The last Sunday of the month is usually an Altogether Service when all ages are all together in one place for a more relaxed and activity based time of worship.

We aim to finish at about 11.45 to Midday when we serve free tea, coffee and cold drinks. This is a great opportunity to get to meet people.

Sunday Evening services, either in person or online, tend to be shorter and more reflective and are an opportunity to dig a little deeper into our relationship with God.
 

What about the children and youth?

We have a great programme for children of all ages, for more information about what happens please visit our Children and Youth page.

Getting Connected

 

Small Groups

It is often in smaller gatherings that we can really get to know other people. Being part of one of our small groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a variety of groups that meet throughout the week, some in the afternoon and some in the evening either in the church, in peoples’ homes or online    .
If you are interested in joining a Small Group, let us know and we can put you in touch with the small group coordinator who will be more than happy to find a group that is convenient for you and introduce you to the group leader.

Get Involved

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the life of our church. If you'd like to find out more, please let us know.

Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to discuss anything before you visit the church, get in touch and we can arrange a time to chat with you.
 
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