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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]

The Beacons in Winter

James Bessant Davies’ drone photography has made it onto the front page of the BBC News website. Stunning views over the snow-clad hills with not a soul in sight.

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]

Harvest Donations

We have received this note from Brecon Foodbank Thank you so much for your very generous harvest donation to Brecon Foodbank this year.  We greatly appreciate this, especially in view of current constraints making it harder for you to organise such a collection this year.  Thank you again and very best wishes to you all from The Brecon Foodbank Team

We Will Remember Them

The Last Post and Reveille recorded on Sunday November 8th. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them.

Harvest collection for Brecon Food Bank

An amazing amount of over £1,300 was collected by St Edmund’s Church as their Harvest giving last Sunday. Thank you to all who contributed so generously! In case there are still some people wishing to add their donation the fund will be kept open until Friday 8 October. Envelopes marked Brecon Food Bank can be dropped into Glan y Dwr until Friday. Cheques made payable to Brecon Food Bank please. Gift Aid adds another 25% so please consider doing that…. [Continue Reading]

Views from Bluebell Wood

Before May disappears, we thought we’d share a few glimpses of the beautiful Bluebell Wood above Crickhowell. Despite the lockdown, we have been able to enjoy our daily walks, sometimes along the river, canal or, especially during May, through the Bluebell Wood. The leaf canopy is much thicker now providing welcome shade from the heat of the last few days. The bluebells have faded now but other groundcover is coming through together with other flowers. The birdsong has been wonderful… [Continue Reading]

Daily Hope

This is a new free service from the Church of England, providing spiritual nourishment for those who don’t have easy access to the internet. Please pass this number on to anyone you feel may benefit from it. 0800 804 8044 You can also download the poster and print a copy for friends.

A Message from Rana

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]
A bluetooth beacon

Church History Online

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]
West door from outside

New West Door

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.

Grave of great innovator restored

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]