50th Anniversary

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Christchurch United Church. To celebrate this significant milestone, a number of special events have been organised, details of which are listed on this page.

To read more about the beginnings of Christchurch please visit the History page.

Date Event

January 8th

Anniversary Wall Hangings


To mark the beginning of our Anniversary year, two special commemorative wall hangings will be unveiled during our Morning Service which starts at 11.00am. The Service will be followed by a Bring and Share Lunch in the church hall. All welcome.

February 26th

Cymanfa Ganu and Reunion

4.00pm - 6.30pm

Please join us for a feast of hymn singing at our Cymanfa Ganu. There will also be an opportunity for friends, members and attenders, both past and present, to enjoy fellowship over refreshments in the church hall. A warm welcome is extended to all the churches in our area and beyond to join us.

March 25th

Celebration MealCelebration Meal


An invitation to share fellowship with friends from your Christchurch family at an informal meal, hosted at Cardiff Golf Club. Further details of how to book and the choice of menu choices are available in the December 2016 - January 2017 edition of PULSE. Directions to the venue are available on the Cardiff Golf Club website.

May 20th

Secret Gardens of Christchurch

10.00am - 4.00pm

An invitation to visit a selection of church members' and attenders' gardens. Brochures will be available with full details of which gardens are open. Priced at £3 per person, the brochures are on sale from May 7th onwards.

Visit the event page for further information.

June 17th

Secret Gardens of ChristchurchSecret Gardens

10.00am - 4.00pm

An invitation to visit a second selection of church members' and attenders' gardens.

June 25th

Mid-Summer Afternoon Tea at Church

3.30pm - 5.30pm

An opportunity to enjoy a Vintage Afternoon Tea in the church hall. Cost is £7.50 per person. Further information is available in the May issue of Pulse.

September 1st

50th Anniversary Weekend

During the celebration weekend, there will be an exhibition of Christchurch memorabilia and the Anniversary Quilt will be unveiled

Quiz Night and BBQ

Friday Evening event - time will be confirmed

To kick start the 50th Anniversary celebration weekend, a chance to take part in a Quiz Night in the church hall and to enjoy a barbecue.

September 2nd

Celebration ConcertCathays BrassDowlais Male Choir


A celebration concert given by Dowlais Male Voice Choir and the brass ensemble, Cathays Brass.

September 3rd

Special Anniversary Service with Communion


Songs of Praise


Further details of these two Services will be made available at a later date.

December 16th

Christmas Tree FestivalChristmas Tree

Time TBC

A wonderful display of Christmas Trees reflecting church life will be revealed.

December 17th

Candlelit Service


A special service of Lessons and Carols.