News (Page 5)

News (Page 5)

Spring Harvest 2017 – One for All

Early April 2017: Butlins at Minehead, Somerset, was bathed in sunshine for the beginning of the annual gathering of Christians across the denominations and the country, known as Spring Harvest. Started in the 1970s, this event still attracts thousands of people who worship together, study the Bible together and relish being challenged by many relevant topics on the Christian life. Talks and seminars are built around a theme each year, this year it was about unity, ‘One for All’. As… [Continue Reading]

Stripping the Altars

The Maundy Thursday liturgy is sombre and moving precursor to Good Friday. But why do we do this and what does it mean? The stripping of the altars is an ancient Maundy Thursday custom which symbolises the humiliation of Jesus at the hands of the soldiers. After the Last Supper, less than 24 hours remained before the crucifixion and many things happened in a short space of time: Jesus last hour of anguished prayer in Gethsemane, his betrayal by Judas… [Continue Reading]

A New Generator for Kalka Care Home

This is the generator bought with donations from kind supporters, family, friends and the St Edmund’s Mission Fund, for Kalka Care Home which provides a home for destitute elderly people in Habri, northern India. This impressive piece of equipment cost about £4000 and will make an enormous difference to life at the home. They will now have fans working when the temperature is 50°C and above; they will be able to pump up fresh water, refrigerate food and medicines, and… [Continue Reading]

PrayerMate – Helping you to pray

“Prayer is like a telephone” as the old song goes, but there’s more truth in that than you realise. For some time now I have been using the PrayerMate app on my mobile phone to help me keep track of who and what I am praying for. And because I have my phone with me most of the time, I also have my prayer diary with me. PrayerMate brings all your prayer points together. Whether its your personal prayer points… [Continue Reading]

Escape to Egypt – A walk for Christian Aid

Peredur Owen Griffiths of Christain Aid Wales was part of a group that walked 140 miles through Wales in 2016 to raise awareness of the plight of refugees in Europe. The walkers were offered hospitality by Welsh people along the route, both meals and beds. £32,000 was raised for the Christmas appeal. Pred’s aim for 2017 is to bring the story of the walk and raise awareness of refugees throughout the country. Refugees are the focus of Christian Aid in… [Continue Reading]

Do Lent Generously

40acts is the generosity challenge for Lent, created by UK Christian charity, Stewardship. For seven years, 40acts has asked a question: what if Lent could be about more than just giving stuff up? What if it could be a time of radical generosity as well as spiritual discipline? Over the years, 40acts has become a movement of over 100,000 people on a mission to impact their communities with generosity – during Lent and beyond. It encourages participants to do at… [Continue Reading]

Our New Ministry Area Leader – a Profile

We were all thrilled when the announcement was made on Christmas day that the Reverend Rana Youab Khan had been offered the position of Ministry Area Leader and Rector of the Crickhowell Parishes and that he had accepted it. Since then I have conducted a sort of remote interview by phone and email in order to find out more about his personal background and the journey that brought him here to the Usk Valley. Rana, as he is usually called… [Continue Reading]

Minstry Area Leader Appointed

We are delighted to be able to pass on to you the message from the Bishop which was announced at both our services on Christmas Day: The Bishop is pleased to announce that, following a recent meeting of the Diocesan Board of Nomination, he has invited the Reverend Rana Khan to accept the post of Rector of Crickhowell with Cwmdu and Tretower and Ministry Area leader of the Catwg (Crickhowell) Ministry Area. Revd Rana has recently finished his post as… [Continue Reading]

Friends of St Edmund’s Inaugural Meeting

On Tuesday 22nd November at 7.30pm we will hold the first meeting for the Friends of St Edmund’s. Tina Andrews, the Church in Wales Heritage and Conservation Officer, will address the topic: “A sacred space in today’s community”, Brenda Gooding, St Edmund’s Project Manager, will update on recent renovation projects and future opportunities. This will be followed by a Cheese and Wine Buffet. Eric Gower will lead a tour of the church. [pdf-embedder url=”https://crickhowellparish.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Friends-Inaugural-Meeting-advert.pdf” title=”advert”]

Imagine Church

We are beginning a conversation in our Ministry Area about how we can facilitate a new passion to see life and growth in our churches. We are looking for a way forward to help all our congregations to want to explore this in order that we may grow in numbers and in all the good qualities that we would hope for. So we have invited Rev. Jo Vickery, an Anglican cleric with experience not only of growing churches, but also… [Continue Reading]

Church Lighting Development Project

St Edmund’s church is a well-loved landmark building in the heart of our community. It has served the town as a sacred place of prayer and worship since the early fourteenth century but, as you may have heard, the building is now in need of significant renovation. We have recently replaced our boiler and the power wiring, through the generous giving of our church members, but at the moment we have only a temporary certificate for our 50 year old… [Continue Reading]