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Climate Sunday

Last Sunday, 5th September, we held our Climate Sunday service, including the presentation of our Eco Church Bronze Award. This marks the first milestone in our journey towards net-zero carbon by 2030. You can find out more about what we’re doing on our own Eco Church website.

Haiti Earthquake

On Saturday 14 August, a deadly earthquake struck Haiti. At the time of writing, more than a thousand people have died, and homes, schools and other vital infrastructure have been severely damaged. The situation is desperate. Marc Antoine, who leads Tearfund’s work in Haiti, shares with us how Tearfund is responding to the disaster: If you wish to donate to Tearfund’s appeal for help for Haiti after the devastating earthquake, please consider donating online through the Tearfund website. There will also… [Continue Reading]

Eco Church Bronze Award

We are pleased to announce that St Edmund’s Church has achieved the Bronze award level in the A Rocha Eco Church scheme. We are now working hard to achieve silver – how appropriate in this Olympic year! Find out more about what we’re doing on the St Edmund’s Eco Church website.

April Newsletter from the Kellings

Please keep the people of Jordan in your prayers, as they desperately attempt to get the coronavirus spread under control while there is both less access and more resistance to vaccination than in the UK. Read the newsletter.

Easter Foodbank

A message from the Brecon Foodbank: We are planning to give Easter eggs and cakes to our clients in the week before Easter, so donations of these would be welcome but we need them by the previous Friday please, that’s March 26th. Any extras will be give out after the Easter holiday. You can also donate food items as usual. The latest list of needs is on the foodbank website. Please put any donations in the box in Crickhowell News… [Continue Reading]

The Beacons in Winter

James Bessant Davies’ drone photography has made it onto the front page of the BBC News website. Stunning views over the snow-clad hills with not a soul in sight.

Brecon Foodbank at Christmas

At Christmas time, and this year especially, the needs are greater than ever. This is the current list of items needed as soon as possible and definitely before December 18th. The collection point is Crickhowell News. There is also a Gift Tree system in Brecon, whereby one can find a gift tag, look at what is written on it and purchase it, handing it in to collection points in Brecon. Washing DetergentTinned MeatTinned Peas And CarrotsCustardRice PuddingTinned FruitSponge PuddingsJamTinned Pulses… [Continue Reading]

Harvest Donations

We have received this note from Brecon Foodbank Thank you so much for your very generous harvest donation to Brecon Foodbank this year.  We greatly appreciate this, especially in view of current constraints making it harder for you to organise such a collection this year.  Thank you again and very best wishes to you all from The Brecon Foodbank Team

We Will Remember Them

The Last Post and Reveille recorded on Sunday November 8th. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them.

Kellings Newsletter

We’ve received an update from our CMS mission partners Joel and Fiona Kelling; Nora is now 4 months old and looking very happy! Find out more about their ongoing work in Jordan in their latest newsletter.

The Climb – St Ed’s Youth 2020

A team of 4 of us (Izzy, Molly, Youbab and Suzanne) have accepted the challenge of “The Climb” for Tearfund. We will each be climbing Mount Snowdon (3650′) virtually – 475 flights of stairs. We hope to “meet” on the summit on Saturday November 14th (the Night of the Tearfund Big Quiz!). There will be more information on the Telusk programme. Please do sponsor us to help meet the urgent needs of those in poverty, made worse at the moment, struggling to… [Continue Reading]