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Welcome to St Julians Parish Church, Newport

Welcome to St Julians Parish Church Newport, dedicated to the local martyrs Julius and Aaron, contemporaries of St Alban.

“Where God comes first and lives are changed”

St Julius & St Aaron Church is the Anglican parish church serving the St Julian’s area of Newport (so also known as St Julians Parish Church).
The parish sits within the East Newport Ministry Area of the Diocese of Monmouth of the Church in Wales

We are a mission-focused and welcoming church in the Catholic Tradition of the Church in Wales. We are known for our engaging, modern Catholic liturgy, our high standard of music and our relaxed, prayerful atmosphere where men, women, young people, children, toddlers and babies are warmly welcomed, encouraged and nurtured in the knowledge and love of God. Come and join us!

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Sunday 17 Dec – Questions

We arrived at our next stop after Sunday service. We were a bit delayed because we had stayed at church to help our hostess with the Sunday School’s talents – something called a Lucky Dip.

There is a little girl living at this house who keeps asking if we are going to Bethlehem. She also has lots of questions about why Joseph has a stick to walk, and why we have no shoes on. I wonder if my son will be so inquisitive.

We are being well looked after. We shall rest here for one evening before we travel a short distance to our next stop.

Sunday 17 Dec – Travelling on

After our much needed rest and sleep, this morning we have to get ready to start our long journey to Bethlehem. We had a lovely breakfast, then helped to feed to beautiful wild birds in the garden of the Heath household, among them there was one white dove.

Joseph and I have stayed in many warm, welcoming houses in the town of Newport and saying farewell to them all is sad, but my time of giving birth to our very special child, I feel, is drawing near.

We say a fond farewell to our hosts and carry on to our next place of rest.

Saturday 16 Dec – Little Donkey

This morning we were taken to St Julian’s Parish Church to meet our new hosts. Joseph, myself and our little donkey were taken to our host’s home; on the way there we stopped to buy milk, bread and vegetables.

Our little donkey was put in a little wooden hut which had plenty of hay, food and water. He also had two little chickens to keep him company.

Inside the house our host showed us a small room, inside was a closet which had warm water running out of the round shaped pipe. She said it was a called I shower, which I enjoyed (once I was shown how to use it).

After Joseph and I had rested, we helped make lasagne and pasties which we had for supper (delicious).