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]
On Saturday 24th March we heard this year’s Lent Lecture, the first in a series of annual lectures towards the end of Lent. His Honour Anthony Seys Llewellyn QC presented a talk entitled ‘Jesus of Nazareth – guilty or not guilty?‘ It was good to see so many people from around the Ministry Area and from the town. You can listen to the entire talk, read the transcript and see a short video clip here.
Since Easter, our established members of TAB (TotesAmazeBells, St Ed’s youth club) have been welcoming several new young people to the group. They have settled in quickly and joined in all the activities enthusiastically, not least the bell-ringing in the tower and the hand-bells. Leading up to Christmas, varying combinations of young people rang bells in several venues, firstly taking to the streets of Crickhowell for the switching on of the Christmas lights and then in 3 venues during… [Continue Reading]
Author Nathan Munday discusses his new book ‘Seven Days’ with Eric Gower and talks about his experiences on the trek, how he came to write the book and how it links in with his own Christian faith. William Blake once said that great things are done when men and mountains meet. I say that greater things happen when somebody stays in the mountains for seven days or more. New worlds are formed, dreams merge with reality; those things which are impossible,… [Continue Reading]
Items collected as part of our Harvest thanksgiving giving ready to be taken to Brecon Food Bank.
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]
Look out! Open warfare has broken out among the Open the Book team! This picture was taken by our undercover reporter using a hidden camera …
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]