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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 Please ensure use by dates are after Christmas, and remember we cannot use outdated, fresh or refrigerated items, or alcohol.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.

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]