Announcements

Announcements

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.

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.

Brecon Foodbank at Christmas

At Christmas time, and this year especially, the needs are greater than ever. This is the current list of items needed as soon as possible and definitely before December 18th. The collection point is Crickhowell News. There is also a Gift Tree system in Brecon, whereby one can find a gift tag, look at what is written on it and purchase it, handing it in to collection points in Brecon. Washing DetergentTinned MeatTinned Peas And CarrotsCustardRice PuddingTinned FruitSponge PuddingsJamTinned Pulses… [Continue Reading]

Tearfund Big Quiz Night

Saturday 14 November at 7pm. We join churches all across the UK in taking a quiz as an annual fundraising effort for Tearfund’s work with the poor of the world. We invite teams of 6 persons, to choose a team name and send £5 each person to the JustGiving page St Catwg’s Ministry Area. Donations are welcome from those who may wish to support the fund. Please tell Alison Stedman the team members and team name by 7 November. The… [Continue Reading]

Tearfund Christmas Cards

A message from Tearfund about Christmas cards … already! It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on Tearfund Christmas cards! Since you’ve generously helped promote Tearfund’s cards and gifts, we wanted to let you know that our new designs for Christmas 2020 are now available. Unfortunately, due to coronavirus and the risk of multiple people handling the cards, we are unable to supply sample packs this year. We also won’t be sending out a card catalogue,… [Continue Reading]

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.