Cornerstone has only been open four months, and yet so much has already happened, with so much more yet to come!
Last autumn events were held raising many thousands of pounds for Music in Hospitals Wales, Ty Hafan and the Princes Gate Trust and yesterday the first of twenty free concerts in care homes in the Archdiocese has been given as a direct result of this fund raising activity
A Beaujolais Nouveau Day raised over £38,000 for the George Thomas Hospice, and Cornerstone also hosted the Welsh Hearts Christmas Ball and a fundraiser for the Lions International Hampers for Pensioners in South Wales both of which raised significant funds for these causes
We have also seen lots of children at Cornerstone taking part in the schools Really Rubbish Campaign, and with a new School Visit Education Pack underway we are looking forward to seeing many more children visit the Cathedral and Cornerstone this year.
The Formal Opening of Cornerstone on 16th December by HRH the Prince of Wales was a marvellous occasion, rapidly followed by a busy Christmas especially for our partner charities like the RNIB as they begin to properly utilise the adapted facilities and sensory garden
On 29th January it was lovely to welcome Fr.Michael Doyle and the parishes of Aberkenfig & Maesteg to the first Parish Sunday Lunch in the Dewi Sant Hall. All had a great time and we look forward to seeing many more parishes join us for Sunday lunch in the coming months.
During Lent Soup Lunches will be available each Friday with all donations going to the Syrian Refugees Fund. Full details of our lent activity to follow shortly and I would remind everyone that the downstairs café is now open everyday for light refreshments.
Cornerstone Project Manager