This year’s theme was Waste Warriors as we looked at the effects our waste is having on the world, how we so often make a mess of things, and how that can be put right. We changed the format a little this time with an all-day club on the Monday and an evening barbecue on Thursday. As usual, a lot of fun was had by all.
It was a lovely afternoon at Brecon Cathedral this Petertide as we witnessed the ordination of Peter Letson, son of our previous rector Barry Letson, and of Gill Todd. We continue to pray for them as they start on this new stage in their faith journeys.
As part of the Cathedral Chaos event, Crickhowell’s Open the Book team went along to enact their all singing, all dancing Creation story, telling how God turned the Chaos into the wonderful world we live in. IT IS GOOOOOOD.
As part of the pilgrimage of music taking place throughout the ministry area, St Edmund’s Church organised an afternoon led by Geoff Weaver, an internationally known church musician, who was Director of Studies and Outreach at the Royal School of Church Music 1994-2002, and directed the music at the 1998 Lambeth Conference. Music as an essential element in creation. We are called to be co-creators with God. The role of the church musician – as comforter and disturber. The use of music in worship- a brief historical overview…. [Continue Reading]
After many months of investigation in the great deserts of Egypt, Nora the Explorer has discovered the amazing truth behind the story of Joseph, aided by an army of smaller explorers from reception through to year 9. And today we can reveal photographic evidence of all that went on within her secret camp at Crickhowell Primary School. Can you decipher these ancient hieroglyphics?
What better weather for a barbecue than this year’s long, hot summer, and what finer location than Llanfellte farm above the Usk valley to hold it. Great fun, great games that were, shall we say, a little competitive, and fine dining in a bun. Here is a selection of the pictures taken.
Over the Whitsun bank holiday St Edmund’s once again hosted as part of the Crickhowell Open Studios weekend. There was a great variety of art and craft work on display, and of course tea and cake.
Our Messy Church service this month was on the theme of Jesus encounter with his disciples on the beach after his resurrection. There was plenty of fishy fun as you can see in these photos.
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.
Mothers posing with their posies after our Mothering Sunday service this year. May the Lord who brought us all to birth, strengthen us for daily life. May the Lord who provides for all our needs sustain us day by day. May the Lord whose steadfast love is for all, send us out to live and work for others. And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be with you and remain with you always.
In prison in Philippi, Paul and Silas were in chains having been severely beaten for preaching the gospel, yet were singing hymns to God. You can read about what happened and their miraculous escape in Acts 16:16-40 We made paper ‘prayer’ chains in our family service today, which you can see in the alcove by the altar. There were several prayers for the leaky church roof which started draining melting snow down onto the AV equipment during the service!
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]