Making Space

The Making Space project offers:



Time out from the busyness of everyday life

Training and accompaniment in prayer and meditation

Historic buildings which are open and accessible to all



Emergency food for people in crisis

Confidential listening service and signposting to ongoing support

Great food and hospitality at our pop-up restaurant and other community events



Opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy arts activities

Attractive space for exhibitions and arts workshops

Imaginative social enterprise around the upcycling of discarded items



Community gardens in New Tredegar and Aberbargoed

Volunteering opportunities in our gardens and community allotment

Conservation & environmental activities at Bedwellty Churchyard

Renovation of St Dingat’s Church


St Dingat’s Church was erected in 1892 – the design by renowned architects Seddon and Carter and the construction undertaken by men from the local community. It is a landmark building at the heart of New Tredegar, and a place of great significance for many in our area.


Before embarking on a major renovation and reordering project, we are consulting widely with the church and local community who have highlighted the following priorities:

- enhancing worship space

- improved kitchen and WC facilities

- conservatory social area liking the main building with the community garden

- additional windows to increase level of natural light

- mezzanine floor for groups, exhibitions, etc.

- offices and storage facilities

- reduced heating costs

- increased flexibility of use


What are your thoughts & ideas on the renovation? Would you like to see this project completed? Would you be able to help out in some way? Do you have any suggestions? We would love to hear from you.

Pop-Up Events


Following the success of our pop-up restaurant in Autumn 2013 and the RDP rural festival in Spring 2014, we followed it up with our summer spectacular at the Parish Pantry! We had a fabulous three course meal and entertainment. Proceeds went towards the Rhymney Valley Foodbank and the fitting out of a catering kitchen where we will be able to give local young people the opportunity to learn to cook great food on a budget.


These events are designed to give people unique opportunities for food, entertainment, and activities with a decidedly local flair, whether the opportunities are at the event itself or through projects funded by the events.

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