About The Centre
The Pastoral Resources Centre for the Archdiocese of Cardiff is situated on the B4487, between Newport and Cardiff. It comprises a conference room for up to 60 people, a number of smaller meeting rooms, several offices, a large Chapel and a library. The Pastoral Centre is situated in pleasant grounds. The large conference room at the Centre has an OHP, a power-point projector, mobile screen, flip-chart, TV with video and DVD, microphone system with ‘loop’ and conference chairs. It is an ideal venue for day conferences, training sessions and prayer days. Tea and coffee are available and arrangements for buffet meals are made with outside caterers. There is a Chapel for prayer and services. Parishes and Diocesan bodies are welcome to borrow the portable audio-visual equipment for use at other venues.
The library contains a variety of theological, catechetical, scriptural and spiritual books and periodicals which can be read at the Centre or borrowed. There is also a range of resources for the teaching of RE in schools and for parish based catechesis. The latter includes materials, DVDs, videos and booklets, produced by Catholic Faith Exploration (CaFE); these can be viewed at the Centre.
The Pastoral Resources Centre is the base for a number of diocesan offices and bodies. These include the Director of RE (Schools), the Communications Commission, the Parenting Support Officer and WAMCHS. The diocesan monthly paper ‘The Catholic People’ and the annual ‘Directory and Year Book’ are edited at the Centre. Meetings of a number of Diocesan Commissions and Working Groups are held at the Centre. Regular and occasional courses and series of talks are offered at the Pastoral Centre.
The Pastoral Resources Centre is in regular communication with the parishes of the diocese forwarding information and updates from the various Commissions to parish priests. It is a resource for the whole diocese and seeks to serve all the parishes and schools.
From the West; Leave M4 at junction 30 – cross over M4 – follow that road through two roundabouts to the A48 – follow Newport direction – (exit A48 after half a mile SP A48) – cross over A48 to roundabout keeping in right hand lane. ***at roundabout take 3rd exit B4487 SP St. Mellons – follow B4487 through St Mellons – follow City Centre Directions – after St. Mellons village at top of hill there is a set of traffic lights – 50 yards past the traffic lights turn left into driveway of St Illtyd’s RC High School – The Pastoral Resources Centre is located at the very end of the driveway along the right hand side of the school.
From the East; Leave M4 at junction 28 – take A48 SP Cardiff – follow A48 past the LG Complex – through Castleton to roundabout *** follow as above.
From City Centre; Along Newport Road – just before traffic lights on St Mellons Hill – turn left at island and right off island and right at traffic lights, (to come back onto Newport Road) – then turn immediately left into St Illtyds RC High School. Follow signs for Pastoral Resources Centre.
By Bus; No 30 from Central Station or from Newport stops opposite St Illtyd’s RC High School gates.