Posts by Simon Large (Page 4)

Posts by Simon Large (Page 4)

Rana’s Induction Service

Thursday 11th May saw the licensing of the reverend Rana Khan as Rector of Crickhowell with Cwmdu and Tretower, and leader of the Catwg Ministry Area. Members of all 10 ministry area congregations, plus friends and members of Rana’s former congregation in London packed the church for this joyous occasion. We even had a visitor from Norway, Raymond Larsen, who had flown over specially to be here for the occasion. Bishop John Davies preached on Isaiah 6:1-8 ‘Here I am,… [Continue Reading]

Chariots on Fire!

Look out! Open warfare has broken out among the Open the Book team! This picture was taken by our undercover reporter using a hidden camera …

Devastating Beauty

On Friday my hope died. The sky wept itself dark the ground broke apart and all creation cried for the bloodied innocence hammered into a tree. There were whispers of a torn curtain, but they didn’t reach my ears or mend my mangled heart or stem the bitter tears as we took the body down. On Saturday we grieved, hiding from the troops whom we’d once believed would be overthrown by the carpenter’s boy, who had preached and fed and… [Continue Reading]

Sherill is pioneer for safeguarding champion pilot scheme

St Catwg’s Ministry Area is breaking new ground in the Church in Wales, with the appointment of a voluntary ministry area safeguarding champion. Former teacher Sherill Worgan, will be the first to take on such a role and, if it proves successful following a six-month pilot exercise, it has potential to be considered in other dioceses in Wales. The diocese’s safeguarding officer, Peter Doyle, said: “Due to size of the diocese I thought it would be helpful to have volunteer… [Continue Reading]

Stripping the Altars

The Maundy Thursday liturgy is sombre and moving precursor to Good Friday. But why do we do this and what does it mean? The stripping of the altars is an ancient Maundy Thursday custom which symbolises the humiliation of Jesus at the hands of the soldiers. After the Last Supper, less than 24 hours remained before the crucifixion and many things happened in a short space of time: Jesus last hour of anguished prayer in Gethsemane, his betrayal by Judas… [Continue Reading]

A New Generator for Kalka Care Home

This is the generator bought with donations from kind supporters, family, friends and the St Edmund’s Mission Fund, for Kalka Care Home which provides a home for destitute elderly people in Habri, northern India. This impressive piece of equipment cost about £4000 and will make an enormous difference to life at the home. They will now have fans working when the temperature is 50°C and above; they will be able to pump up fresh water, refrigerate food and medicines, and… [Continue Reading]

PrayerMate – Helping you to pray

“Prayer is like a telephone” as the old song goes, but there’s more truth in that than you realise. For some time now I have been using the PrayerMate app on my mobile phone to help me keep track of who and what I am praying for. And because I have my phone with me most of the time, I also have my prayer diary with me. PrayerMate brings all your prayer points together. Whether its your personal prayer points… [Continue Reading]

Escape to Egypt – A walk for Christian Aid

Peredur Owen Griffiths of Christain Aid Wales was part of a group that walked 140 miles through Wales in 2016 to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in Europe. The walkers were offered hospitality by Welsh people along the route, both meals and beds. £32,000 was raised for the Christmas appeal. Pred’s aim for 2017 is to bring the story of the walk and raise awareness of refugees throughout the country. Refugees are the focus of Christian Aid in… [Continue Reading]

Do Lent Generously

40acts is the generosity challenge for Lent, created by UK Christian charity, Stewardship. For seven years, 40acts has asked a question: what if Lent could be about more than just giving stuff up? What if it could be a time of radical generosity as well as spiritual discipline? Over the years, 40acts has become a movement of over 100,000 people on a mission to impact their communities with generosity – during Lent and beyond. It encourages participants to do at… [Continue Reading]

Minstry Area Leader Appointed

We are delighted to be able to pass on to you the message from the Bishop which was announced at both our services on Christmas Day: The Bishop is pleased to announce that, following a recent meeting of the Diocesan Board of Nomination, he has invited the Reverend Rana Khan to accept the post of Rector of Crickhowell with Cwmdu and Tretower and Ministry Area leader of the Catwg (Crickhowell) Ministry Area. Revd Rana has recently finished his post as… [Continue Reading]

Friends of St Edmund’s Inaugural Meeting

On Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30pm we will hold the first meeting for the Friends of St Edmund’s. Tina Andrews, the Church in Wales Heritage and Conservation Officer, will address the topic: “A sacred space in today’s community”, Brenda Gooding, St Edmund’s Project Manager, will update on recent renovation projects and future opportunities. This will be followed by a Cheese and Wine Buffet. Eric Gower will lead a tour of the church. [pdf-embedder url=”https://crickhowellparish.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Friends-Inaugural-Meeting-advert.pdf” title=”advert”]