Father's Place

We have suspended Sunday meetings at our church, but instead are meeting online. Click the button to find out how to connect online at 10.30am every Sunday for the next few weeks.

CHURCH LIFE

The starting place for many people is Sunday morning church. You can discover a little bit about our meeting below so you know what to expect. This is a family church which is reflected in the vibrant accessible Sunday morning meeting, a worship centred Sunday evening gathering, prayer ministry, children and youth activities and so much more. Take a look below and please get in touch if there is anything further we can help you with.

MIDWEEK groups

We have suspended Sunday meetings at our church, but instead are meeting online. Click the button to find out how to connect online at 10.30am every Sunday for the next few weeks.

Sunday Morning

We start at 10.30 am but you will find a warm welcome from 10 am. We are here to make you feel at home, we will show you around. If you have children we will introduce you to the people leading children’s work and ensure you know exactly where they will be meeting.

Our worship of God is central to all we do. We have a vibrant modern style of worship in all our gatherings.

Our amazing worship team is lead by Jodie Jones and supported by Danny Sergiou who is currently interning.

We believe that the local church needs to develop its own songs and anthems to reflect what God is doing in the community. In this season we are developing our song writers and are looking forward to releasing their work to the wider church community before too long.

Again, this is a significant part of our time together. Typically lasting 30 – 40 minutes, you will hear Bible teaching combined with practical application delivered from one of our many excellent speakers.

We regularly invite travelling speakers and teachers, many of whom you will have heard of, and so we invite you to keep an eye on our upcoming events page to make sure you make a date with your diary for these not-to-be-missed moments.

You can also find our recent teachings available for free on our Media page.

Listening to how God has impacted lives is one of our favourite ingredients. It is unusual for a week to go by without some kind of testimony being shared by one or other of the church family.

Where possible, we give opportunities for stories, breakthroughs and good news to be shared with the rest of the church family.

This is a highly valued part of our church programme.

Our children’s work cover all ages from 2 – 11 years old with every child being made to feel welcome.

Each week there is a rich and diverse programme of activities for each of the 3 typical age groups within this bracket. They are enriching times for all concerned and are highly recommended.

We run our youth group 3 Sundays per month (the 4th they will be in the main service) and these cover a range of topical subjects applicable to young people and their journey to maturity. In addition to our Sunday Meetings other activities are organised from time to time for the youth.

We take the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults very seriously. We are signed up to the Christian Safeguarding charity Thirtyone:Eighty (Formally CCPAS) and all of our volunteer leaders are DBS checked and fully trained in safeguarding awareness. A copy of our policy is available from the office. Before your child can join the Children or Youth Work we will ask you to complete a consent form.

Prayer is available to everyone immediately after our meeting. You will be offered simple prayer for any issue you might want support in. Our prayer volunteers are highly experiences and love to offer this ministry.

For those who might want a bit more time, or to go deeper, we highly recommend booking an appointment with our Bethel Sozo ministry. This ministry is an extraordinary opportunity to really get to grips with many aspects of your life and you can find out more by clicking here.

We also offer pastoral ministry too, and encourage you to get in touch if you want to take advantage of this.

Once a month we have prophetic ministry available which can be accessed by anyone. In particular, if you are visiting the Church for the first time, then we would love to offer you prophetic ministry.

Although we finish our main service at 12 noon there is still plenty of time for fellowship over a drink and biscuit.

We would love to meet you and get to know you so please stay around for a while and take advantage of the relaxed, informal atmosphere and see if you can’t make some new friends.

Sunday evening

Our Sunday evenings are a very relaxed and informal chance to have an extended time of worship together.

Typically running from 6pm – 7pm they are an opportunity to go deeper with God in the context of a corporate worship time. For many, this time is a particular weekly highlight.

Before turning up, please check that the evening gathering is happening as we usually break in the school holidays and for July – early September. Get in touch to find out if you are unsure.

MIDWEEK

There are always a diverse range of midweek groups from bible studies to musicians practice. Please contact the office for more details.

midweek

 

First Wednesday of Month 8pm

 

From a place of worship we want to grow in knowing the presence of God, encountering Him and moving in the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Next Meeting dates Wednesdays 1st April, 6th May, 3rd June & 1st July starting at 8pm at the Church building.

Are you aged 18-30 and looking for a place to develop and grow in your relationship with Jesus?

Every Monday at 8.00-9.30pm during term-time there will be a chance to gather with other like-minded people in a relaxed environment.

With Bible study, prayer, lively discussion and interactive activities expect to be loved, listened to, provoked and challenged as we go deeper into what it means to be a young follower of Jesus in this day and age.

Please contact the office for more details.

Thursdays 2pm – 3pm at the Church Building
Worship Space is led by Danny Sergiou and Luke Howson, open to everyone to come and worship and enjoy God’s presence in an informal setting.

 

ministry

Suitable for children from birth – 2½ years

Susanna has been running toddlers since 2001 and been trained through ‘Care for the Family’ and ‘Home Start’, she has a degree in childhood studies, a level 2 in food and hygiene and also has up to date training in first aid and safeguarding. Susanna has a heart for the community and is here to help create an environment where friendships can be made among those who attend. It is a very friendly atmosphere.

At Acorns we believe children are a precious gift from God. We uphold a positive regard for each individual. We strongly discourage negative remarks and attitudes, instead giving encouragement and praise. We provide a loving, caring and secure environment for your child and family, promoting good family values and morals. Parents return with siblings, some children join the Acorns playgroup and settle in quickly with an awareness of the environment.

We welcome everyone, whatever age, relationship to child, culture, religious background, colour, gender or disability i.e. parents/grandparents, carers, support workers are all welcome.

Aims and objectives – Acorns gives your child a chance to meet and play with other children of a similar age. We have plenty of space safe for children to be active and also for quiet play, the children become actively social and begin to adapt to routine. It is also a chance for parents/carers to relax and socialise and get to know others in their community. The family information service make visits throughout the year to offer advice on parenting skills or other queries you may have.

Hours – During term time we are open on Fridays from 9:15 to 11.00 am at the Community Church, Prices Lane, Rhosddu, LL11 2NB.

We split our mornings in the following way:-

9:15 – 10:15 play in the main hall
10:15 – 10:20 snack and tidy up
10:50 – 11:00 messy play
11:00 – Songtime / farewell.

Fees – We charge £2 for the eldest child and £1 for any younger children you bring. The fees are collected on arrival along with the signing of the register.

Acorns playgroup has been running for over 20 years offering high quality preschool provision for children aged 2½ – 3 years. In May 2019 the successful Estyn report give good outcomes in all areas.

The playgroup runs Monday – Thursday 9.15 – 11.45 am. Each session costs £8.50 but funded Early Education places are available after the child’s 3rd birthday. I.e. impact on the children in the community is reflected in the parent’s comments:

• My child loves coming to Acorns
• My child evens asks to come on a Friday and weekends
• The staff are very friendly and communicate well with parents on daily activities and on my children’s progress.

If you would like to find out more please contact the playgroup on 07516 254623

The Community Cafe, 46 Market Street
Rhosllanerchrugog, LL14 2HY
Community Cafe Website

 

During the week, why not come and enjoy the food and fellowship at The Community Cafe, open daily 10-3pm Monday to Saturday – full details can be found here.

Note – we run an Inclusion Cafe  on Saturday 10am – 3pm where all are welcome. This is a special time for us and we warmly invited any and all to come along.

 

Keep an eye on the website above for future events and workshops for the community!
 
For more information please contact:
Grace Lockhart: 07931 791892:
[email protected]
 
Community Cafe : 01978 447477    Facebook: Rhos Community Cafe
 

Reach offers a confidential Christian counselling service for anyone in need and has done so for over 30 years. We offer ‘pastoral counselling’ for those who have a Christian faith and ‘community counselling’ for people of any other faith or of no faith. This distinctive approach reflects how we fully respect each person’s values and beliefs. Our hope, and aim, is to help each person find a better life, whatever their starting point may be.

Counselling at Reach provides people with the opportunity to fully explore their concerns and aims in a safe, confidential and hopeful setting. Clients present with a variety of issues that are causing them distress and our Appointments Manager seeks to allocate the most appropriate available counsellor to each new client. We don’t have a fixed charge for counselling sessions, but we do encourage donations and we have a fair donation principle that we ask all clients to consider.

Reach Counselling is available in Wrexham, Chester and various other centres in the NW of England. Further information can be found on the Reach website: ReachUK.co.uk or by ringing 0151 727 2121.

Heaven’s Way Church
(The Community Church, Villages)
 
Sunday Meeting 11am
The Community Cafe, Market Street
Rhosllanerchrugog, LL14 2HY
www.heavenswaychurch.org

We are a group of people who have experienced the healing and transforming power of Jesus and love to share His love and healing with the people we meet.

Many of the group have come from different spiritual paths but after encountering the power and love of Jesus have decided that there is no competition! His love is purer, more powerful and much more personal than anything encountered before.

We believe in a judgement-free environment where people can come and find healing and transformation. We understand that we need Jesus’ transforming love to make us whole and that we can only find this in His heart and then outworked in community!

Keep an eye on the website above for future events and workshops for the community!

For more information please contact 
Grace Lockhart: 07931 791892
[email protected]
Community Cafe: 01978 447477

XLM Wrexham

XLM Wrexham is investing time into young people in our community through one to one mentoring. Volunteer mentors from the community work with a young person to identify their needs, struggles, abilities and strengths and working with them; spending a couple of hours a week over a 12 month period.

Our response is unique to other youth mentoring available in the area. It is a relational response; aiming to be a positive role model, a trusted adult and someone who believes in them. Trust and relationship takes time to establish and the impact of this alone is life changing. However, in the time together you will take the opportunity to enjoy exploring interests and possibilities for the future as well as allowing space to talk and reflect on their experiences and challenges. You will help them build their resilience and keep as many options open to them by remaining in mainstream education for as long as they choose.

The high schools we work with refer young person to us and if the young person and parent/guardian wants to participate they are matched to a suitable mentor for 12 months.

Our project is accredited to XLM but we are not affiliated so, it is run independent and is self-funded, receiving financial support from The Father’s Place charity.

Reasons to be a mentor from the mouths of our young people:

“I think people should be mentors because it helps children and Mums and Dads”
“I felt more confident about myself, to do better things”
“They need somebody to talk to, someone who will listen and not prejudge them. Just be there for them”

So, have you got what it takes to be an XLM mentor?*

  • Are you aged between 18 and 108?
  • Do you live in the Wrexham area or close enough to be happy to travel?
  • Can you commit 2 hours a week of your time over 12 months to a young person?
  • Are you a safe, reliable person that believes in our young people?

(*all mentors are trained, interviewed, referenced and DBS checked)

Next steps:

  • Contact me at [email protected] and we can have a chat about it
  • Attend the training: To really understand what you can expect and what is expected of you the best place to start is to come to our free training. It is a requirement to be a mentor but there is no obligation to sign up.

 

“So, when can I start?”

This depends on when a young person is referred that is a good match for you. This is because we want to give the mentoring relationship the best chance of lasting the 12 months. So, after interview and references it could be weeks, months or years. We know that life happens so, we check with you before anything progresses to see where you are and if it is still a good time.

I can’t be a mentor but I want to be part of the project. How else can I support it?

Keep us in your prayers. Father God has His hand on this project, we are seeing favour and we are partnering with Him. We are being well received by representatives across the Wrexham community. He knows what is happening in the lives of these young people, loves them deeply and cares more than we ever could. Pray blessing over our mentors who are like gold dust and are giving of their time and energy. In addition, we need two main resources to secure the delivery of the project as we expand; funding and mentors.

Partner with us. Can you offer our mentors a resource through your organisation, business, society or charity? Having a mentor can provide the opportunity to explore and grow aspirations if we can connect them to you for a visit, job shadowing, work experience…what could you offer?

Fund our mentor expenses. Our mentors are giving of their time and there is also the financial cost. We cover this where needed. You can support someone who can offer their time to mentor in this very practical way.

Fund our group activities. We aim to provide quarterly group activities for our young people and mentors to participate in. They teach important social skills and build confidence. They are something fun that the young person not get the opportunity to do. They remind our mentors that they are part of a team and most importantly, the activity becomes a shared experience to strengthen the relationship. The cost of these activities for 10 participants is £200-£300.

Contact me: [email protected] 

Follow us on Facebook: fb.me/xlmentoringwrexham

Check out the National XLM website: xlm.org.uk