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Over the next few weeks, I intend to pass on to you the reasons why I feel that this short form of “service” provides an ideal preparation for the start of each day. Let’s start with our opening text: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1.7 This is Paul’s initial greeting in his letter to the Romans, the book that arguably above all others defines the theology of the Christian Church. I… [Continue Reading]
Mission action plan to respond to the current coronavirus outbreak Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! We have all received the strong calls from the Church in Wales and the Prime Minister not to leave home unless it is essential. In the light of this, the time has come in Crickhowell not only for us to suspend public worship, but for us to close our church buildings entirely. All our normal ministries from Sunday services to meeting with people of… [Continue Reading]
This message was received from Tearfund and outlines their response to the current coronavirus crisis. To slow the spread of the virus and limit its impact on people living in poverty, we have launched crucial resources to help our teams, church partners and networks to support communities. They contain lifesaving health advice, as well as ways to help people stay calm. These resources have already been translated into four widely spoken languages – with plans for more – and are… [Continue Reading]
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,These are challenging times for all of us. We are now confined to our own homes and may be separated from those we love. No longer is there an opportunity to benefit from the social contact and fellowship which is so supportive of our faith. At such a time, we could feel despair, or attempt to fill our lives with the things that have been neglected, tidying up rooms, sorting out old photographs, catching up… [Continue Reading]
Dear Friends, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour! This is a challenging time for all of us. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has forced us into new realities. Many of us, at St. Catwg Ministry Area, are taking precautionary steps, some of us have already isolated ourselves. As of now, I am grateful to report that members of our ministry team are well, and are trying to do whatever they can in a different way to continue our ministry and… [Continue Reading]
Following Barry’s recent sermon on climate change, this video by Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot is another spur to action.
As part of the extensive programme of renovations we have installed a ‘beacon’ system in the church, giving our visitors a flavour of the history of St Edmund’s on their smartphone, if they choose to install the LiveBeacons app. These small beacons are placed near points of interest in the church, and as you move around and get within range of a beacon, the app pops up a web page giving you all the information about that item. Having an… [Continue Reading]
We have just received the latest newsletter from Joel and Fiona in Amman. You can read it online on the CMS website.
St Edmund’s has a new west door, the main entrance to the church. Apart from being a lot more draught-proof, these door let visitors see into our warm and welcoming church, without standing in trepidation, wondering what lies behind the forbidding, dark, solid wood doors we used to have. We are very grateful to the Friends of St Edmund’s for the generous donation that made this possible.
The Friends of St Edmund’s Church have restored the grave of a former rector, the Rev Boscawen Somerset who did much to shape both the church and the facilities in the town. The rector served the parish from 1874 until his death in 1893 and inspired the parishioners to give generously towards some important projects that continue to influence life in Crickhowell today. The Friends of St Edmund’s were led to the idea of restoring the Rev Boscawen’s grave by… [Continue Reading]
Beach missions are taking place all over the UK and in fact all over the world. Please pray for their work as they take this opportunity to reach out to people on holiday. Here are some prayer points to focus on: Freedom and wisdom. Pray that authorities will resist calls to silence the church outside places of worship, and pray for wisdom for those speaking at missions that they will be sensitive and that they will be given the right… [Continue Reading]
This year’s theme was Waste Warriors as we looked at the effects our waste is having on the world, how we so often make a mess of things, and how that can be put right. We changed the format a little this time with an all-day club on the Monday and an evening barbecue on Thursday. As usual, a lot of fun was had by all.