Announcements

Announcements

New Guides for Carers

Hard-pressed care workers are on the front line in the fight against Covid-19. The public appreciates more than ever what a tough job they do in care homes, and when supporting people to live independently in their own homes. So, to support carers, BRF is publishing a range of booklets, drawing on the expertise of Anna Chaplains to Older People across the country. Five step-by-step, ready-to-use guides Sally Rees is the Anna Chaplaincy lead for Wales and has been instrumental… [Continue Reading]

News from Jordan

Dear All, We getting in touch to share some really wonderful news with you. Nora Ruth Kelling was born at 23:38 on Saturday night, 6th June 2020, weighing 3.84kg (8lb 7oz) and 54cm long. This meant she came out into the world on the day that lockdown ended here in Jordan, and on the eve of Eastern Pentecost (which all churches in Jordan celebrate together), which seems apt! Both Nora and Fiona are doing well after an initial bout of… [Continue Reading]

Great British High Street 2018

Crickhowell has been shortlisted in the Champion High Street category of the Great British High Street Awards and it needs your vote to get to the top! This award recognises the quality of the independent shops in our town and tells the world what a special place Crickhowell is. To show your support for Crickhowell, simply post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using #MYHIGHSTREET and #GBHSCrickhowell to register a vote. Or even easier, first log into Facebook and then click… [Continue Reading]

Support Ed & Suzanne Walker

Imagine having severe pain for hours, days, months and even years. Imagine, even if you could afford it, having nowhere to get your pain relieved. Having retired as a dentist, Ed is very pleased to discover another opportunity to join a Dentaid team, this time providing pain relief dentistry and oral health education in Sri Lanka. Throughout his career, Ed has always been passionate about preventative dentistry. This included helping people minimise pain and decay through simple diet control and effective… [Continue Reading]

Rector’s Letter 2018

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Those who were in the church this morning might have noticed some new faces, at least one or two are members. Following the service at the Annual Vestry Meeting we gathered together to celebrate all that we have achieved as a church in 2017. There was a sense of gratitude to all those who work tirelessly for the Lord in this place. We are blessed with… [Continue Reading]

New safeguarding appointment

We are pleased to announce that Sherill Worgan has been appointed as a member of the safeguarding committee for the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon. The first meeting will be in November.

New Archbishop Appointed

Congratulations to Bishop John Davies on his appointment as Archbishop of Wales,  from Reverend Rana Khan and all in the St Catwg ministry area.

A message for Pentecost

In John’s gospel, in the description of the Last Supper, we see Jesus praying for his followers and for those who would come to Jesus through them (John 17:20). He introduced them to the truth, gave them a wonderful training and equipped them with all they needed to fulfil God’s mission in the world (John 17:14-18). Although he chose his disciples, here he refers to them as given to him by God (John 17:24). We see the triune God, Father,… [Continue Reading]

Rana’s Induction Service

Thursday 11th May saw the licensing of the reverend Rana Khan as Rector of Crickhowell with Cwmdu and Tretower, and leader of the Catwg Ministry Area. Members of all 10 ministry area congregations, plus friends and members of Rana’s former congregation in London packed the church for this joyous occasion. We even had a visitor from Norway, Raymond Larsen, who had flown over specially to be here for the occasion. Bishop John Davies preached on Isaiah 6:1-8 ‘Here I am,… [Continue Reading]

Sherill is pioneer for safeguarding champion pilot scheme

St Catwg’s Ministry Area is breaking new ground in the Church in Wales, with the appointment of a voluntary ministry area safeguarding champion. Former teacher Sherill Worgan, will be the first to take on such a role and, if it proves successful following a six-month pilot exercise, it has potential to be considered in other dioceses in Wales. The diocese’s safeguarding officer, Peter Doyle, said: “Due to size of the diocese I thought it would be helpful to have volunteer… [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]