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Palm Sunday 2022

This year we had a bright, clear sky for our procession from the Market Hall to the church, waving branches and singing praise. All photos by April Games

News from the Kellings

Joel and Fiona write: Since we last wrote to you we have had our share of wonder and encouragement as well as frustration and exhaustion, with the emergence of ‘Omicron’ and our oft-repeated but still surprising complaint of the incredible cold of winter in Jordan! Read the newsletter

Foodbank Easter Collection

Brecon Food Bank have specified items they suggest for the Easter donation. I am suggesting that homegroups collect the items between them and make up the complete bag ready to be taken before Easter. Brecon Food Bank Lent Appeal As usual at Easter each year, the folk of St Edmund’s Church are invited to donate suitable items to the Food Bank. This chart lists the items that are needed. Home groups are invited to collect the items between their people… [Continue Reading]

Brecon Food Bank

Brecon Foodbank opened in July 2014. Since then we have given out 2701 food parcels. We have fed 6056 people, comprising 3801 adults and 2255 children. We have been given 80543.22kg food & toiletries and have given out 76996.97kg food & toiletries. In 2020 we gave out 716 food parcels. We fed 1850 people, comprising 1044 adults and 806 children. We were given 26263.55kg food & toiletries and gave out 25048.95kg food & toiletries. This was an increase of 331… [Continue Reading]

Strangers

A poem for Tearfund by Gideon Heugh The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 We were all strangers.Going about our own business.Living our own lives. There was us.There was them.There was everything in between. We were allA littleAlone. And then there was the Word.Christ made flesh.Heaven as close as a motherTo the child being cradled… [Continue Reading]

Brecon Foodbank Christmas 2021

The food bank is looking for additional items for Christmas for those most in need. Christmassy savoury snacks Savoury crackers Chutney Tinned ham Gravy granules Christmas cake Christmas pudding Mince pies Christmas biscuits Shortbread Christmas chocolates/sweets Hot chocolate Soft drinks Please, NO Christmas crackers! Please ensure use by dates are after Christmas, and remember we cannot use outdated, fresh or refrigerated items, or alcohol. If you wish to donate any of these Christmas items to the Food Bank, please leave… [Continue Reading]

Velocity 2 Complete!

Ed and Suzanne have completed their challenge and have the video to prove it! There is still time to give to this appeal on their Just Giving page to raise money for Tearfund, helping those worst affected by the climate crisis.

Edward and Suzanne’s Velocity 2 Zipline Challenge

Ed and Suzanne are both going to do the Velocity 2 Zipline Challenge in North Wales – the longest zipline in Europe and the fastest in the world. We will reach speeds of up to 120mph whilst being suspended face down horizontally!! We don’t like heights, travelling at great speed, or feeling out of control – it will certainly feel very precarious! Why are we doing it? We are fundraising for Tearfund, and in particular for families in Burkina Faso (in connection… [Continue Reading]

Season of Remembering

Are you struggling to cope with the death of someone close to you? AtaLoss.org provides a comprehensive website hub of bereavement support and information for anyone struggling with their grief and for those supporting bereaved people. You can easily search and find support from the many hundreds of services listed, confident that the details are accurate and up to date, cover the whole of the UK and offer choices across the full range of support available. Don’t struggle alone –… [Continue Reading]

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.