Ministries

Ministries

Reasons to be Thankful

An update from Tearfund In the middle of this pandemic, it can be hard not to dwell on feelings of fear and anxiety – at times I certainly have. But I want to share with you three reasons why I’m feeling incredibly thankful. I hope they will encourage you, as they have me, during this time. Our global team is providing a truly global response to help tackle this pandemic Tearfund is present in more than 50 countries and we… [Continue Reading]

Stay Home and Do the Little Things

Mission action plan to respond to the current coronavirus outbreak Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! We have all received the strong calls from the Church in Wales and the Prime Minister not to leave home unless it is essential. In the light of this, the time has come in Crickhowell not only for us to suspend public worship, but for us to close our church buildings entirely. All our normal ministries from Sunday services to meeting with people of… [Continue Reading]

Supporting the Heart of our Faith

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,These are challenging times for all of us. We are now confined to our own homes and may be separated from those we love. No longer is there an opportunity to benefit from the social contact and fellowship which is so supportive of our faith. At such a time, we could feel despair, or attempt to fill our lives with the things that have been neglected, tidying up rooms, sorting out old photographs, catching up… [Continue Reading]

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]

Holiday Club 2019

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.

Lent Course – Week 1

What a great turnout for the first session! Lots of productive discussion and sharing of experiences, and this week learning more about Peter’s background.

Consider your calling

This article appeared on the St Padran’s Institute Facebook page recently and offers a real challenge to all of us. It was written by Glen Lund, St Padarn’s Tutor, St Asaph Diocese. In my role I encounter much discussion about the idea of calling into Christian ministry. For most people, their understanding of calling is determined by the bible’s descriptions of Old Testament prophets like Moses, Samuel, Jonah and Amos, or New testament characters like the disciples and Paul. These… [Continue Reading]

Let down the nets for a catch

My daily reading one day last week was from Luke’s Gospel, in which he calls the first disciples. One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little… [Continue Reading]

Worship Workshop

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]

Claire’s Baptism

It was such a joy to witness Claire Thomas’ baptism, and her evident joy in the event. Claire said in her testimony: ‘This is a big day for me, I want to show the World that I love, I trust and have put my hope in Christ and confess my faith and commitment to him. I can bury my old life and walk my new life with God. I can then openly join those who believe. Now l smile on the inside… [Continue Reading]