I was sent a link to this place by a good friend, (who always comes up with inspiring and wonderful places actually) I’m not sure there are words to describe this place for me, it resonated with me on so many levels there was not room left to breathe. I had found that experience at Amelia Farm in Barry, however here is another, there is a momentum beginning, and it is one of environmental, spiritual and healthy changes for a sustainable future. I am planning to visit in person at some point soon, I suggest you do too, it will probably be good for the soul!!
A Rocha is a Christian nature conservation organisation, our name coming from the Portuguese for “the Rock,” as the first initiative was a field study centre in Portugal. A Rocha is now a family of projects working in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australasia. A Rocha projects are frequently cross-cultural in character, and share a community emphasis, with a focus on science and research, practical conservation and environmental education.
In 1988 the churches in Cardiff were called together by the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation to discuss the role of Christianity in the bay area. The churches were seen as playing an important part in the community and should be involved at the very hub of the new developments. To this end Helwick LV14 was purchased and restoration begun to create a floating Christian Centre.
The Lightship provides a bold central focus for the Churches of Wales and will be home to a centre for counselling, worship, exhibitions, meetings, a book shop, refreshment area and the cabins will be used for small residential stays, especially designed for youth groups.