Big Tent Event

Big Tent Event

The Big Tent Event

The Big Tent Event is a week where St Denys and Lisvane Baptist Church want to serve our Lisvane community together. ‘Service’ is at the heart of the Christian Gospel and so we have a programme of events for all ages for the duration of half term week. We want to share and show our faith in a real and engaging way that welcomes all.

Rev Chris Burr & Rev Dave Llewellyn

  • Contact Details
    • 029 20750932 – Lisvane Baptist Church Office
    • 029 20752363 – St Denys Church Office

Program of Events

Café Church Sunday 29th October 10:30-11:30

Join us for our laid-back café style church at the start of our Big Tent Event – Dave Llewelyn the Pastor at Lisvane Baptist will be speaking with performances from Cath Woolridge from Sound of Wales, some drama and one or two well-known hymns. Sit back with some good coffee, a cake and enjoy a slightly different expression of church. All ages welcome.

Café Church Sunday 5th November 10:30-11:30

Join us at the end of our week for a joint service between St Denys and Lisvane Baptist Church as we sing together, hear Rev Chris Burr from St Denys, share a short message from the Bible and hear Hayley Byfield sing. We will also, see a little of what the children have been doing throughout the week and all of this, once again whilst drinking great coffee and eating nibbles. All ages welcome.

Drop-In & Youth Team Q& A Ages:11-16 Monday 30th 7-8:30pm

Contact: Ali Jensen, Harrie Phillips & Charis Moon

All week we will have the ‘Eden’ bus on site, a cool, refurbished bus for young people to hang out in. On Monday, we invite community young people to come to the bus between 7:30-8 to talk to St Denys and Lisvane Baptist youth workers about what YOU would like in a community youth group.

Before and after, hang around on the bus or in the tent for some table football, table tennis, the odd card game, a chat and a laugh.

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 Domino’s Pizza & Fun Wednesday 1st November 7-9pm £2

Come early and place your pizza order and as we wait for food, chat, have some fun together, play games and hear a story about how Christianity has changed lives right now in the 21st Century!

Live Band 7:30-10pm £3 Friday 3rd November

 Come along for just the live band or live band. We will rock out to some great music, hear more stories about how Christianity changes lives today, play games, eat food and have a great laugh just hanging out.

Texas Community Event Saturday 4th November 2:00 – 4:30

A fun community event on Saturday organised by our visiting American friends who will give us a taste of all things Texas. We will have a little music with a song that everyone can learn: “Deep in the Heart of Texas” (includes hand-clapping and is sung in Texas at stadium sporting events). You can learn and join in with some line dancing. Make yourself a cowboy hat, kerchiefs with a sheriff’s badge thrown in for the little ones and a host of Texas games: horse shoes, pig round up, and Texas flag crafts. If you have cowboy boots . . . wear ‘em!

This event is a chance for you to drop in for as long or as short a time as you like and have a giggle and learn some Texan skills at the same time.

Contact: Ali Jensen

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 Community Showcase with Cream Tea and Cake Sunday 29th October 2pm-4.30pm 

This event is open to the whole community, with the intention of raising the profile of all the groups that run as part of the Lisvane Community Association. Lisvane Baptist and St Denys churches will host a ‘drop in’ style Cream Tea and Cake event, encouraging everyone to enjoy time together as a community, whilst giving the opportunity for the local groups to demonstrate and advertise their valuable contributions to surrounding community.

Come along with family and friends to bring the community together and support the hard work of all the local groups here in Lisvane.

Contact: Helen Davies

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Light Party Tuesday 31st October 5.30 – 7.00pm School Years 1-6

A fun-filled alternative to Halloween, where we will have games, slime making, crafts, glow sticks and dinner. It’s a chance to have fun in a safe and fun environment. We will be learning about space so please come along in your best space-themed fancy dress. A prize will be given for the best outfit.

 Contact: Charis Moon

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Nourish Ladies EventSaturday 4th November 10am-12pm

Contact: Emma Llewelyn

“NOURISH is an event simply to create some space to let women of all ages pause; Engaging in MIND, BODY & SPIRIT the morning will have the opportunity to meet with friends and relax.  There will be an introduction to Pilates class, to help us physically slow down and stretch ourselves into shapes people didn’t know possible.  In a separate tent, there will be a morning café with market stalls helping us to having a little TLC including, Hollybush Crafts, Tropics, Organic Honey to name a few. A team from Texas will be joining us too, discussing what a Spirit filled life means for them and why being “nourished” and not just “fed” is such an important concept to them.

Contact Emma Llewellyn [email protected]

Children’s Bible Holiday Club Monday 30th-Friday 3rd November £2 a day 10am-12:15pm School Years 1-6

 Jonabob and the pirates will be an adventure for all. Jump aboard the big ship and sale with us across the bumpy seas as we learn what the Bible has to teach us through the story of Jonah.  This holiday club will be packed with activities, games, craft, drama, ship building and so much fun. Each day will be a new voyage with different challenges and treasure to be earned and learned. Refreshments of ship’s grog will be served. So, put on your eye patch and join the shipmates, we need plenty of crew. A-ha!

Contact: Mel Linforth

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Days Gone By Thursday 2nd November 2:15pm-4pm 50+

Leader: Sheila Burr.  Team: Lesley Scarratt; Jan Edwards; Val Dobie

You can be sure of a warm welcome at the Days Gone By event to be held on Thursday, 2nd November at 2.15 pm.  As the title suggests, we hope there’ll be a lot of reminiscing, chat and laughter!  We’d love you to bring with you something you treasure from the past – a photo; jewellery; a holiday gift from your grandchildren – something that means a lot to you.   We hope this will be a time for meeting with friends and making new ones as we share stories about our treasures and enjoy tea and cream cakes together.

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Just for Men Thursday 2nd Nov  7:30pm  £10 per ticket


Join us for a Juboraj Curry Evening, with guest speaker Colonel Robbie Hall, a bomb disposal specialist who through one day on duty in London had the course of his future changed forever

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