May 25, 2018


Association Day

28th September 2019

Practical Information 

Please book online using the 'Register' button below

or the paper booking form, downloadable here . Please return the paper form by email to office@swbabugb, or by post to Karen Kaneen at 54 Richmond Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3UR. A follow up safeguarding form will be sent to parents/carers who register places for under 18s.

We ask that adults contribute £5 each towards the costs of the day. Under 18s are free.

Please bring a packed lunch, or money to purchase food from nearby shops in Pontyclun.

Drinks will be available throughout the day.

How to get there

Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun CF72 9AJ

01443 228283

There is limited parking available at the church – contributors and Blue Badge holders only, please.

Please park at

Y Pant School, Cowbridge Road, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, CF72 8YQ,

which is only a 10 minute walk from the church. Alternatively, Bethel’s minibus will be on hand to drive people from Y Pant to the church.

A walk from Pontyclun railway station to the church will take around 6 minutes, and buses to Pontyclun also run regularly.




9.30 – 10.30 Registration and coffee

10.30 Opening worship, keynote address and AGM

11.40 Seminars and Workshops

12.40 Lunch

 1.40 Seminars and Workshops

 4.00- 4.15 Closing Worship


Children and youth provision will start at 11.40 am -12.40 pm, and again at 1.40 pm – 3.45 pm

There will then be an optional tea (please indicate on booking form) for those wishing to stay for an evening celebration with Yinka Oyekan

Please indicate your choice of seminars/workshops on the booking form.

The coffee lounge and prayer room will be available throughout the day for your use.


Please phone Karen on 029 20 491 366 if you have a display of a Christian resource or relevant
para-church organisation. We may have space for you to showcase this material.


Seminars and Workshops

BMS Café – Speak with mission workers, hear news from overseas, connect with the wider world through BMS – tea, coffee and cake available.

Prayer Space – guided prayer, facilitated by Heather Weddell

Craft – card making and craft for adults, facilitated by association churches

Church constitution and charity registration seminar – how to get started!. Led by Tim Daniel

Singing workshop – join a scratch choir and make a joyful noise to the Lord. Led by Liz Squires

DPS seminar – This seminar/workshop is for those with a safeguarding responsibility in their church – Designated Person for Safeguarding and Safeguarding Trustee. We will look at some issues DPSs may encounter and share experiences in this two-hour session. The SWBA safeguarding trainers will lead the workshop.

Children Youth and Families workers  - How to reach children in a shifting culture, led by Emma Mohr and Steve Lock

Yinka workshop

 Off site outreach work with Yinka

Children and Young People

Children and youth provision will start at 11.40 am -12.40 pm, and again at

 1.40 pm – 3.45 pm

Please return safeguarding forms before the day, so that the leaders can best prepare to welcome your children.

Gemma Buckle and the team from Richmond Road, Baptist Church, Cwmbran will be looking forward to welcoming your children for a varied programme of fun activities.

Laura Watkins, children and youth pastor from Coedpenmaen Community Church and Chris Bullock, youth pastor from Bethel Baptist Church, Pontyclun, will lead the youth work. The café will be available for young people to meet with the leaders, and decide whether they wish to stay and chat together, or join in some of the seminars and workshops.

There is a small creche area for parents and babies next to the café.