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.
The vessel is a major attraction in its own right, but like all
charities, the project depends on working in partnership with other
organisations in a mutually beneficial way. The Lightship is run as a
"non-profit making" venture and so we rely heavily on volunteers and
contributions from private industry and public support and of course the