Gift from Catherine Young

Following our Lent Lecture with Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams, we were sent these two portraits by iconographer Catherine Young, showing William Wilberforce and Olaudah Equiano, two of the main movers behind the movement to abolish the slave trade. Icons are windows or doors into eternity. As you look at the saint s/he is looking back at you. It becomes both an encouragement and a challenge; ‘This is who I am. Now find out who you are.’ Catherine Young

Music for MND

Crickhowell Choral Society & Friends present an evening of music, including inspiring music by Fauré and Gershwin. 7.00pm Saturday 16th September at St Edmund’s Church, Crickhowell NP8 1BB Tickets £10, Under 18s free. Tickets available via, at Webbs of Crickhowell, and on the door. Or email Drinks and Nibbles provided by Dough & Daughters All funds raised in aid of the MND Association.

Sponsored Walk

Saturday 12 August, 11am Eluned Watkins and her “trusty rollator” will be walking 30 laps around the church. Eluned will be raising money for Youbab Khan as he volunteers to go to an orphanage in Uganda for two months. Youbab will be teaching, befriending, sports coaching, mentoring and so much more. Please come to show your support for Youbab and Eluned – and please sponsor them!

Safeguarding Training

St Catwg Ministry Area is hosting a safeguarding training event facilitated by Dawn Wilson or Rebecca Jones on Thursday 23 March 2023 at Crickhowell Parish Hall. Both Module A and Module B will be available at 10 am and 6 pm. Both modules are a requirement for all clergy, churchwardens, licensed readers, vergers, MA council members, MA safeguarding officers and anyone who has a role which involves working with children, young people and adults at risk and should be renewed… [Continue Reading]

Ten Principles for Climate Repentance

Introduction by Archbishop Lord Rowan Williams As religious leaders we offer our voice as a contribution to the gathered leaders and to humanity. Ours is a voice of hope and unity, grounded in a spiritual vision. We seek to give hope and meaning to faiths, groups and individuals struggling under the burden of climate anxiety, who seek to find their place and identify their responsibility at this time of crisis. We must also confront honestly the destructive habits which continue… [Continue Reading]

Faith leaders join climate pilgrimage on Wales’ ‘holy mountain’

On November 27, faith communities will gather at Skirrid Village Hall (NP7 8AW) at 12 pm, and a walk to The Skirrid, Wales’ Holy Mountain, will begin at 12.45 pm. There will be senior religious leaders present, such as Dr. Rowan Williams, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Bishop Cherry Vann of Monmouth and others from the Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and other faiths. We are hoping many people from our local communities and parishes will join us. Faith-based environmentalists draw on sacred texts and religious… [Continue Reading]

Riding Lights October Production

Riding Lights Theatre Company were asked by the Church in Wales to put together a 90 minute theatre production to communicate the value, significance and relevance of the Bible in a mix of song, humour and moments of poignant drama that would be suitable for all ages (with the caveat that it may be too long for under 8s) and be perfect for inviting friends who don’t normally attend church. See below for dates near you. Riding Lights is raring… [Continue Reading]

Harvest Collection for Brecon Food Bank

The food bank reports an increase in demand for food. The church usually makes donations to the food bank as their offering of thanks for harvest. This year you are invited to bring these items specified by the food bank: Tinned meat (not corned beef) Sponge puddings Deodorant Please bring to church on 25 September. This opportunity will be open until the items are taken to Brecon on 4 October The Mission Group

Walking with the Saints

A talk by the Very Reverend Tad Deiniol, Administrator, Wales Orthodox Mission2.00pm Thursday 18 August 2022 at the Church of St Issui, Patricio. Father Deiniol was received into the Orthodox Church whilst studying theology at London University. His study focussed on the period of the early Church Fathers, and this, combined with the experience of Orthodox Church worship, began to open up to him the world of Eastern Orthodox spirituality. In 1979, he was professed a monk and ordained a… [Continue Reading]

Martin James’ Funeral

The funeral of Martin James will be held on 3rd August 10.30am – Langstone Vale crematorium: Magor Rd, Langstone, Newport, NP18 2BP 1pm – Celebration of life at St Edmund’s Church, Crickhowell, NP8 1BB. Wear what you are comfortable in. Splashes of colour welcomed. 2.30pm – Gathering at The Manor Hotel, Brecon Road, Crickhowell, NP8 1SE for refreshments.

BRF Centenary Celebration

In the picturesque surroundings of Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, there was a rare opportunity for some of the Anna Chaplaincy team to meet in person and socialise with colleagues, friends and supporters. This picture shows our Anna Chaplaincy lead, Revd Sally Rees along with others in the BRF team. Read more about this event on the BRF website.