About Highfields Church
Our aim at Highfields is to glorify God by engaging the Church to go in mission to the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. We want to do this by being:
- committed to teaching and living out the gospel in every part of life
- demonstrating the gospel in acts of mercy and love to each other and our neighbours
- meeting regularly in services and small groups
A Training Centre
- equipping people through preaching, bible study, courses and developing opportunities for service
A Missions Hub
- helping Christians to discover their mission in life and live for it passionately
- sending people into the mission fields of the UK and the world
- transforming churches and planting new ones
We believe that the gospel is a message of hope and that the Church is the hope of the world. Therefore we want to see the whole church (all ages), reaching the whole world (all nations) with the whole gospel (in word and deed).
Highfields was born in courage and risk-taking faith in January 1986 by a small group of people who wanted to demonstrate the relevance of the good news about Jesus Christ. First they met in a home before moving to a social services centre. Even though they were modest in number, this group sent a number of individuals into cross-cultural mission and worked to plant another church in North Cardiff.
25 years later, that pioneering spirit still energises a church which currently has 800 adults in regular attendance, multiple Sunday services, fourteen staff and a community programme which includes schools, students, compassion ministries to the homeless, language classes and a recent partnership with the City Council to run a luncheon club for elderly people.
Helping to start or renew other churches has stayed on the agenda with two local ‘transplants’ and one new congregation established further afield in Trevethin, near Pontypool.
From a relatively small beginning, Highfields has become a centre for training and sending people into Christian ministry through its Network course and its ongoing commitment to mission at local, national and international levels.
Many things have changed over the past 25 years. But generosity of spirit towards other churches in gospel partnership, and a creative response to the changing spiritual landscape remain part of the DNA of the current ministry.
Our main Sunday services, and the majority of other activities, are held at our church centre in Monthermer Road.
Highfields Church Pontprennau
Corpus Christi High School
We now have exclusive use of a new building in Dalton Street, a short walk away from our main centre.
Dalton Street Community Centre
It is the home of the Dalton Street Luncheon Club for Senior Citizens and the venue for much of our Student programme, including Nexus and Student Breakfasts.