Christmas Charities

We are glad to announce that the collection from our Carols by Candlelight services (22nd December) and Christmas Day service this year will be donated to Tearfund and Rainbow of Hope.

TearfundTearfund is a Christian charity that partners with local churches and Christian organisations to find new, innovative ways to reduce poverty, and to offer their communities material and spiritual hope. With over 50 years' experience of responding to natural and national disasters and crises around the world, Tearfund also works with partners to influence powerful decision-makers to implement laws which help alleviate global poverty. At the heart of Tearfund is a vision for all people to alter their own lifestyles as a way to love their neighbours as Jesus taught and showed.

Rainbow of HopeRainbow of Hope is a Cardiff-based charity reaching out to the homeless and disadvantaged, including asylum seekers and refugees. Their mission is to relieve people’s suffering caused by poverty and distress – particularly the homeless in Cardiff, by providing or assisting in the provision of food, shelter, clothing and grants of money, and also by offering support and advice. We are very grateful for our own Homeless Run volunteers from Highfields who partner with Rainbow of Hope, and who go into Cardiff City Centre every fourth Sunday to provide food and clothing for Cardiff’s homeless.

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Christmas at Highfields 2019You are very welcome to all of our Christmas Services. They are open to everyone. We would love you and your families to join us.

Christmas Offering - The offerings taken at our Carols by Candlelight services and on Christmas Day will be shared between two charities: Rainbow of Hope for the homeless in Cardiff (with whom our Homeless Run team partner!), and Tearfund

Carols by Candlelight

CandleWith the nights drawn in, why not come along to one of our Carol Services and get that festive feeling as we think about the first Christmas?

A Tale of Three Cities

Rev Dave GobbettIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, ... it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.

So began A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens which hit the press 160 years ago this autumn. It takes us back to life in London & Paris during an age of extremes - personal hopes alongside national despair, the dreams of a bright future alongside the fears of current failure - with very little common ground in the middle. How very 2019.

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JuneLike many people of my generation I grew up in a loving home where church was an important part of life. As a student I drifted from those early roots and God seemed irrelevant, but in 1974 my beloved Dad died suddenly and I started to think about the meaning of life and death.

In 1976 while living in Oklahoma USA I met young mums who talked about Jesus as if they knew Him. I started to ask questions and read the Bible and realised that what it said about Jesus was true -and it changed my life. Life has not always been easy but God has been my help and strength, answered prayers and used every situation to help me trust Him more. Look for Him and you will find Him and also the meaning of life.


MatthewGrowing up in Pakistan, the thought of living without a faith was impossible to imagine. On moving to the UK for university, my love for the new luxuries available meant that I no longer saw a need for faith in my life. However, God hadn't given up on me.

The almost weekly reminder at church that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with God helped me to see my faith in a new light. I came to understand that this relationship isn't just an abstract concept - it is something that can be enjoyed. When I realised what was truly offered by God, my faith no longer felt a burden to bear but a joy to behold. I discovered that God isn't a distant being, but a loving Father.