Posts by Simon Large
Beach missions are taking place all over the UK and in fact all over the world. Please pray for their work as they take this opportunity to reach out to people on holiday. Here are some prayer points to focus on: Freedom and wisdom. Pray that authorities will resist calls to silence the church outside places of worship, and pray for wisdom for those speaking at missions that they will be sensitive and that they will be given the right… [Continue Reading]
This year’s theme was Waste Warriors as we looked at the effects our waste is having on the world, how we so often make a mess of things, and how that can be put right. We changed the format a little this time with an all-day club on the Monday and an evening barbecue on Thursday. As usual, a lot of fun was had by all.
It was a lovely afternoon at Brecon Cathedral this Petertide as we witnessed the ordination of Peter Letson, son of our previous rector Barry Letson, and of Gill Todd. We continue to pray for them as they start on this new stage in their faith journeys.
As part of the Cathedral Chaos event, Crickhowell’s Open the Book team went along to enact their all singing, all dancing Creation story, telling how God turned the Chaos into the wonderful world we live in. IT IS GOOOOOOD.
What a great turnout for the first session! Lots of productive discussion and sharing of experiences, and this week learning more about Peter’s background.
We are pleased to report that Failtus, the student we are partly sponsoring through theological college in Karachi, Pakistan, is now in his second year and is doing very well. We have received this report from Dr Pervais Sultan. I am happy to report on Failtus, a seminary student support partly by your church for the deficit in his expenses on behalf of St. Thomas’ Theological College. 1st Term: 68.4%, 2nd Term: 74%, 3rd Term: 70.5% He is always found… [Continue Reading]
This article appeared on the St Padran’s Institute Facebook page recently and offers a real challenge to all of us. In my role I encounter much discussion about the idea of calling into Christian ministry. For most people, their understanding of calling is determined by the bible’s descriptions of Old Testament prophets like Moses, Samuel, Jonah and Amos, or New testament characters like the disciples and Paul. These exemplary characters are portrayed as being personally summoned by God for their… [Continue Reading]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]