Posts by Simon Large (Page 3)

Posts by Simon Large (Page 3)

Prayer Chains

In prison in Philippi, Paul and Silas were in chains having been severely beaten for preaching the gospel, yet were singing hymns to God. You can read about what happened and their miraculous escape in Acts 16:16-40 We made paper ‘prayer’ chains in our family service today, which you can see in the alcove by the altar. There were several prayers for the leaky church roof which started draining melting snow down onto the AV equipment during the service!

New Year, New Vision

Tradition has it that the the month of January is named for the Roman god Janus, usually depicted with two faces, looking both to the future and to the past. And New Year is traditionally a time when we look back at the year just past and forward to the year to come, a time for new beginnings and resolutions for future action. This year we face a major challenge in the maintenance of our church building as we look… [Continue Reading]

Nowhere to hide

Sometimes there is just nowhere to hide. If God is calling you, there can be no excuses because he knows you through and through and he knows what he wants from you. If you feel you haven’t the gifts, he will shower them upon you. If you haven’t the courage, he will hold you up. If you don’t know what to say, he will put the words in your mouth. As Bishop David Jenkins said, ‘if you feel you are… [Continue Reading]

Ringing in Christmas at Nevill Hall

St Edmund’s young bell ringers attended the Carol Service at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny on 19th December 2017. The service was well attended led by Revd Michael Marsden.

Lee Abbey Mission Team Visit

We look forward to welcoming the Lee Abbey mission team for the first time on Sunday 26th November. Mission Chaplain Nick Haigh will be preaching at the 8.15 and 10.45 services and we will hear a testimony from another member of the team at 10.45. This is an exciting time as we look forward to working with the team between Ascension and Pentecost next year. Find out more on the Ministry Area website.

Seven Days – A Pyrenean Adventure

Author Nathan Munday discusses his new book ‘Seven Days’ with Eric Gower and talks about his experiences on the trek, how he came to write the book and how it links in with his own Christian faith. William Blake once said that great things are done when men and mountains meet. I say that greater things happen when somebody stays in the mountains for seven days or more. New worlds are formed, dreams merge with reality; those things which are impossible,… [Continue Reading]

New safeguarding appointment

We are pleased to announce that Sherill Worgan has been appointed as a member of the safeguarding committee for the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. The first meeting will be in November.

Rogation Sunday

Rogation Sunday is traditionally the day for beating the bounds – walking round the parish and praying for every aspect of life. This is what we do in a smaller way each year at Cwmdu, praying for the farming community, the crops and the livestock, and the people. This year we were blessed with fine weather and stood among the sheep, before moving on into the village.

A Tale of Two Churches

Sometime last year, as Mairwen and I were driving, we saw a signpost for a historic church we had both heard about, and having an hour to spare we decided to call in and see it. Following the lane from the main road we soon came across it and went in. Inside all was dark and musty, the walls covered with plaques commemorating the great and the good of years gone by. There was a history sheet to explain who… [Continue Reading]