Diocese Of Swansea
Church In Wales

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Contact Faith in Families

Chief Executive Officer 

Cherrie Bija

Swansea and Brecon Diocesan Board for Social Responsibility,
17 Beaconsview Road
Tel: 01792 797203




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Charity Number: 1095035

Companies House: 4440970

Registered at Eastmoor Centre, St. Barnabas Church, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0LP




“Coming to the centre has changed my life; I know I’ve got someone to turn to if I need help”
Mum who attends Parent and Toddler at the Bonymaen Family Centre


The Swansea and Brecon Diocesan Board for Social Responsibility Ltd is involved in highlighting issues of social concern within the Diocese. It is a Registered Charity and works within the Diocese in co-ordination with the Bishop and the Diocesan Board of Finance and is also supported by the Diocesan Mothers Union.

The Board runs a number of Projects on behalf of the Diocese, please click the links on the left for further details on individual projects. 

Working in the Local Authority area of Swansea since 1999 we have over a decade of experience that has well established us within disadvantaged communities enabling us to meet our mission:

Mission Statement:

Mission: Supporting Our Communities Where it Matters

Vision: Being There When it Matters

Values: People Matter

Our Family Centres, Outreach Projects and affordable (in some cases free) Childcare Settings strive to be able to fully provide the much needed children and family support facilities in one-stop centres, easily accessible within the local communities of Blaenymaes, Portmead, Penplas, Penlan, Eastside, Bonymaen, Clase and Caemawr. 

We facilitate a wide variety of activities at our projects including:

  • Parent and Toddler Groups
  • Playgroups
  • After School Clubs
  • Healthy Family Lunches
  • Playscheme, Fun Days
  • Drop-in Sessions
  • Outreach Home Visits
  • Creches
  • Parenting Courses
  • Basic Skills courses for Parents
  • Back to Work Projects
  • Arts and Crafts Sessions and much more!

Core Services Unit

A separate "Core Services Unit" facilitates the work of the Board and undertakes support needs common to all of our projects, e.g. personnel issues, strategic planning, fundraising and line management. The core services personnel are:


  • Cherrie Bija                              - Chief Executive Officer
  • Revd Canon Padraig Gallagher  - Social Responsibility Officer 
  • Revd Timothy Williams             - Assistant SRO
  • Sharon Atkins                            -Company Secretary
  • Elaine Howarth                          - Finance Officer
  • Christopher Havard                   - Finance Assistant
  • Georgia Churchill                       - Finance Assistant

The Core Services Unit is based in the

Eastside Family Support  Project 


“I had PND after the birth of my son and it took me a while to get up the courage and confidence to attend but once I did, I found it helped greatly” Parent


“I believe that the staff at the project help improve parenting skills and confidence in parenting for all families. The staff recognise the individual needs of the families, support the families to be the best parents they can be” Partner 

“I find Faith in Families have helped me so much with a lot of things” Parent

“The services provide great support to families at all times and especially when families are going through difficult times” Partner

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