MINISTER - REV. HEATHER WEDDELL
"Our mission is to reach out in love to everyone, regardless of background or religious conviction. To offer ourselves and our physical and material possessions and space in order to allow people to come together in fellowship, learning or other activity. In order to do this we have to examine our resources of whatever kind, and in prayerful and courageous planning, move forwards and outwards in Christ's name and following His example."
Christ's example is to love others as we love ourselves. We have a God who loves us so much that He sent His only son to come and live among us and to die by crucifixion at the hands of man for our forgiveness. Jesus rose from the dead and sits on God's right hand, our intercessor and example.
What sort of church are we?
We are an interdenominational church formed from the uniting of local Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian churches with 'Ramoth' Baptist Chapel. We function independently but under the umbrellas of our parent bodies and have members from all of the main denominations of the Christian faith as well as those with no particular affiliation, but most importantly we are a free church, and all are welcome.
Our church is continually growing and evolving and has a regular attendance of over 60 people at morning worship including a significant number of children and young people. There is a smaller, quieter evening service. Refreshments are served after morning worship.
Midweek worship is part of our Lent and Advent preparation. There are various study and prayer groups and the church holds two retreats a year - a local day and a residential weekend
Our church is autonomous. It appoints its own minister and is totally self-financing. Income is obtained through the free will offering of the congregation. We actively support charitable organisatiions.
The day to day management of the church is the responsibility of Church Council which is elected from among our membership. The Church Members Meeting (held every third month) is the decision making body.
Cowbridge United Free Church actively follows and supports the All Wales Child Protection Procedures Policy; the Health and Safety Policy; the Equal Opportunities Policy and the Volunteering Policy.
Holy Communion is part of worship on the first Sunday morning and third Sunday evening of each month, as well as at Church festivals.
Infant Dedication, Baptism or Adult Baptism can all be arranged as can Weddings and Funerals, whatever your religious affiliation - speak to us, we will listen!
Entry to our church, which has been recently refurbished, is via an archway in a terrace of cottages on Westgate, which is part of the main road through the town. We are fortunate to have a beautiful walled garden which is a tranquil space in the heart of Cowbridge -open for anyone to visit.
Alongside the church is our newly refurbished Maendy Room - formerly the church hall. This large room is used by a number of local community groups, our Junior Church and for various church events. Please feel free to contact us for further information. The space benefits from disabled access, toilet and kitchen facilities and a smaller second meeting room.
Hire of Rooms
Rooms in both Noah's Place and the Maendy Room are available for hire and for special events. Please use the Contact Us page for more information.
NOAH'S PLACE - COMMUNITY CAFE
The church owns 21 Westgate which is entered to the left of the arch This cottage was originally the manse and is known as Noah's Place.
Noah's Place, 21 Westgate, Cowbridge, and archway leading to Cowbridge United Free Church.
- Vale of Glamorgan
01446 772129 / 07835 447289