Posts by Simon Large

Posts by Simon Large

Let down the nets for a catch

My daily reading one day last week was from Luke’s Gospel, in which he calls the first disciples. One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little… [Continue Reading]

Worship Workshop

As part of the pilgrimage of music taking place throughout the ministry area, St Edmund’s Church organised an afternoon led by Geoff Weaver, an internationally known church musician, who was Director of Studies and Outreach at the Royal School of Church Music 1994-2002, and directed the music at the 1998 Lambeth Conference. Music as an essential element in creation. We are called to be co-creators with God. The role of the church musician – as comforter and disturber. The use of music in worship- a brief historical overview…. [Continue Reading]

Claire’s Baptism

It was such a joy to witness Claire Thomas’ baptism, and her evident joy in the event. Claire said in her testimony: ‘This is a big day for me, I want to show the World that I love, I trust and have put my hope in Christ and confess my faith and commitment to him. I can bury my old life and walk my new life with God. I can then openly join those who believe. Now l smile on the inside… [Continue Reading]

Great British High Street 2018

Crickhowell has been shortlisted in the Champion High Street category of the Great British High Street Awards and it needs your vote to get to the top! This award recognises the quality of the independent shops in our town and tells the world what a special place Crickhowell is. To show your support for Crickhowell, simply post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using #MYHIGHSTREET and #GBHSCrickhowell to register a vote. Or even easier, first log into Facebook and then click… [Continue Reading]

Support Ed & Suzanne Walker

Imagine having severe pain for hours, days, months and even years. Imagine, even if you could afford it, having nowhere to get your pain relieved. Having retired as a dentist, Ed is very pleased to discover another opportunity to join a Dentaid team, this time providing pain relief dentistry and oral health education in Sri Lanka. Throughout his career, Ed has always been passionate about preventative dentistry. This included helping people minimise pain and decay through simple diet control and effective… [Continue Reading]

Holiday Club 2018

After many months of investigation in the great deserts of Egypt, Nora the Explorer has discovered the amazing truth behind the story of Joseph, aided by an army of smaller explorers from reception through to year 9. And today we can reveal photographic evidence of all that went on within her secret camp at Crickhowell Primary School. Can you decipher these ancient hieroglyphics?

Summer Barbecue

What better weather for a barbecue than this year’s long, hot summer, and what finer location than Llanfellte farm above the Usk valley to hold it. Great fun, great games that were, shall we say, a little competitive, and fine dining in a bun. Here is a selection of the pictures taken.

Crickhowell Open Studios 2018

Over the Whitsun bank holiday St Edmund’s once again hosted as part of the Crickhowell Open Studios weekend. There was a great variety of art and craft work on display, and of course tea and cake.

The First Evangelist

On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit descends on the Apostles like ‘tongues of fire’ and they begin to speak in other languages. The people are amazed at this miracle and about 3000 are baptised that day. Wait, no. That’s not what it says in Acts 2. They began to speak in other languages and the people were confused. Some were ‘amazed and perplexed’ and others thought the Apostles were drunk. So what happened to turn confusion into conversion?… [Continue Reading]

Mission Together 2018 in Pictures

It’s been a fabulous ten days and the weather could not have been better. The churches in the Ministry Area came together for a family ceilidh on the first Saturday, a huge success with many people coming in from the town and further afield. The Lee Abbey team joined us for Open the Book, with the launch of Prayer Spaces in Schools and at a wedding party at Llanbedr School, making contact with over 600 children in our Ministry Area…. [Continue Reading]

Breakfast on the Beach

Our Messy Church service this month was on the theme of Jesus encounter with his disciples on the beach after his resurrection. There was plenty of fishy fun as you can see in these photos.