This is a group who meet monthly for social events. It was named because Trinity members felt there was a gap in the range of activities available. It also stands for Group for Active People. It is run by members of Trinity and friends are also encouraged. All ages are welcome and some events are more active than others! The group has run for many years but after a rest started again in November 2017.
In 2018 our events included a skittles night in Moulton , a board games evening, a visit to Llanerch Vineyard for wine tasting and a trip to the Royal Mint. Last summer we had a walk at Park Slip, Aberkenfig, a quiz night in the Seagull in August, a pottery session in October and a talk by the Blood Bikers in November.
The January 2019 meeting was a party night at the Porthcawl Lion's Burns Night and the March event was a Murder Mystery evening at the Grand Pavilion. This was an amusing interactive play which was thoroughly enjoyed by the group.
A large number attended the 'Summer of love 'at the Grand Pavilion in May. This was great fun and future events are likely to include more outings to the Pavilion.
The July outing was a walk along Newton beach and Dunes. This was followed by a meal at the Jolly Sailor pub. We also joined in the weekly quiz. We didn't win but enjoyed the exercise and camaraderie as well as learning some new facts!
During August over 20 people attended for a garden BBQ. We were lucky that the weather was dry and it seems that there are some expert BBQ chefs in our church! We had a great evening of fellowship, chatting and eating. A return visit to the skittles event was arranged in September at Moulton.
A Christmas meal at Isabella's in Porthcawl was arranged for the December event for Monday 16th December and in January we attended the Burns Night at the High Tide on 24th. A return trip to the Nuffield gym was enjoyed in February.
This is the programme for the rest of 2020. The exact dates will be published when decided:
April 17th Pavilion Theatre CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS HAVE ALSO BEEN CANCELLED
May. Meal at Bridgend College
June. Llanerch Vineyard Wine Tasting
July. Walk to Candleston and Meal at The Pelican
September. Ten Pin Bowling
October Christmas Wreath Making
November. Indoor Crazy Golf in Cardiff
December. Trinity meal at Isabella's Brasserie.
Messy Church is held monthly on the 3rd Sunday of the month between 3 and 5 pm. It is a fun way for children aged under 10yrs to encounter God through Activities, Cafe, Crafts, Food, Games, Play, Song, Stories and Interactive Worship. There will be time for children to relax and have fun. All are welcome to join us: friends, family and neighbours. The Mothers and Toddlers session held on Thursday mornings is very popular and we hope we can build on its success in this venture for children. Our sessions are theme based and often involve treasure hunts and active games as well as craft based activities. There is a toddler play area also. Some of the themes throughout recent months have included a wedding theme, a family theme, a Harvest themed session in September, a Lightness and Darkness theme in October and a Remembrance theme in November. A Christmas themed session was held in December and we have more recently held an Easter theme with an egg hunt and one on Joseph with his multicoloured cloak. During the summer we held a session the day after the Porthcawl Carnival so we had a carnival theme. We also had a stall at the carnival.
There was an excellent turn out at our Pumpkin party on 20th October. We had nearly 30 children, most of whom were in fancy dress. We made cloth pumpkins, friendship bracelets and played party games with dancing. We also decorated biscuits and had a story about Pumpkin Patch. The afternoon finished with a meal of fish fingers, waffles, baked beans and fruit. We also had a very enjoyable session on 17th November when snowmen were created amongst other crafts!
A fun filled Christmas party was held in December which included a visit by Santa. The February Messy Church had a theme of Noah's Arc. The children pasted animals on an Arc template, had a story and song about Noah and also contributed to a large painting. They also made shortbread and had a meal. It was a thoroughly enjoyable session!
The next Messy Church WAS DUE 15th March but has been postponed due to Coronavirus precautions.
UNFORTUNATELY ALL EVENTS INVOLVING GAP AND MESSY CHURCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL JANUARY 2021 DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC. WE WILL PUBLISH MORE INFORMATION AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE BUT THE SECOND WAVE HAS HALTED OUR PLANS.