St Edward's Church

St Edward's Church is in the Parish of Roath, an ancient parish in the Eastern part of Cardiff, South Wales.
We are part of the Anglican Church in Wales, and welcome everyone to join us for worship.

Our Sunday morning Family Service is a Sung Eucharist (Holy Communion) and the music is led by a strong and active choir. It includes a Sunday School which caters for all ages from new-born.

For over 40 years the Church has recognised its special ministry to musicians and artists in the locality, and the St Edward’s Music & Arts Centre coordinates that outreach to the community, providing opportunities for amateurs and professionals to rehearse and perform in an auditorium of outstanding acoustic quality.

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If you live in the neighbourhood, or are visiting Cardiff, please call in to any of our Services or concerts - you will always find a warm welcome.


Coming Soon

Sun 15 Jan. 3pm. St Edward’s. Brahms German Requiem (in German). Accompaniment: piano duet (composed by Brahms himself) with pianists Elizabeth Williams and Danielle Acker. Kelvin Thomas will conduct.

Events in Roath Parish

January 2017

Fri 6 Jan. 7pm. St Edward’s. Solemn Mass to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord. This is a sung celebration of the Eucharist with incense.

Sat 7 Jan. 10.30am-12pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Ladies Circle Epiphany Coffee Morning. Tickets £2 (inc tea/coffee). Bring & Buy Stall, Book Stall and Raffle. All proceeds towards our new charities for 2017 – Motor Neuron Disease and The Amber Project. Tickets available from Ladies Circle members or contact Gill Day 20-495496.

Sun 8 Jan. 7.45pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Discussion Group. All welcome.

Mon 9 Jan. 7.30-9.30pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Knitting & Crochet Group. New members very welcome – assistance given to learners. Contact Gill Day 20-495496 or Ann James for details.

Tue 10 Jan. 7.15pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Ladies Circle AGM & Chinese Auction. New members very welcome.

Wed 11 Jan. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society talk entitled “French Chanson”. Lynne Plummer has a particular love of French songs, ancient and modern, and will present a selection of her favourites, some familiar, some less so, and some with an interesting history. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Sun 15 Jan. 3pm. St Edward’s. Brahms German Requiem (in German).

Tue 17 Jan. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Talk on Alzheimer’s by Eric Hyett.

Wed 18 Jan. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society talk entitled “From the former President's A-list”. Our late President, Ted Greenfield, was one of the leading record reviewers of his time.  Rowland Edwards has been scouring 20 years of Gramophone magazines for a selection of recordings which Ted considered had particular merit. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Fri 20 Jan. 8pm. St Peter’s. Plygain Carol Service (also the Cytûn United Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity). Plygain originated in Catholic tradition before the Reformation, but was kept alive in recent centuries through the Welsh Chapels. This is a unique occasion to bring this celebration into St Peter's for the first time. All welcome. Any singing groups wishing to take part please contact Christine

Sat 21 Jan. 11am. St Edward’s. Coffee Concert: Alison Dite (piano) will play Fantasie in C, Opus 17 (Schumann) and Four Impromptus (Chopin). £2 inc. refreshments.

Wed 25 Jan. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society talk entitled “Richard Strauss: The Final Years”. Gwyn Parry-Jones takes us through this productive period in the composer's life which gave us the Four Last Songs, Metamorphosen and the opera Capriccio. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Sat 28 Jan. 10am-12pm. St Edward’s. “Posh Frocks and Bags” Bring & Buy Coffee Morning. £3 entry. All items will be donated to sell for church funds in aid of the new heating boiler.

Sun 29 Jan. 3-5pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Friendly Strings is a new string ensemble for adults grade 1-5 meeting on the last Sunday of the month. £3 per session (please bring a string instrument and music stand). Details

Future Events

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The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from the Fred and Rita Waite Memorial Concert 2014 (St Edward's Orchestra).

Lacrymosa from the Good Friday 2012 performance of Mozart's Requiem by St Edward's Choir and Orchestra.

Legilium Fall
A new Legilium Fall bought by members of the parish in memory of Fr Ken Martin was dedicated at the St Edward's Day Patronal Eucharist.

St Edward's Sunday School: Christian Aid Mozaic. more

St Edward's Sunday School completes their stained glass project. more

Members of WNO
The Bishop of St Helena, The Rt Revd Richard Fenwick, celebrated the Holy Eucharist and preached at St Edward's on 22nd September.

Members of WNO
Polly Greenwood and Joe Roche presented a wonderful evening of music in memory of Fr Ken Martin, together with friends from Welsh National Opera Carthaigh and Kirsty Quill, George Newton-Fitzgerald and Nicky Rose.

Gary Mullins plays Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major, No.23, K488

Diana Painter and Emily Maidment play Bach’s Concerto for 2 violins in D minor


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St Edward's Festival 2016

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Funeral Eulogy for Julia Margaret Doe

Willie Seager Centenary Service

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St Edward's Festival 2015

Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan Symphonic Brass
Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan Symphonic Brass

Voice Male and Women in Harmony
Voice Male & Women in Harmony

South Wales Clarinet Choir
South Wales Clarinet Choir

St Edward's Congregation
Congregation Photograph: 5th July 2015
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Congregation from choirstalls     
Congregation from organ loft     

Nidum Ensemble
Nidum Ensemble performing on 3rd July 2015

Gustavus Choir
Gustavus Touring Choir 2015

St Edward's Festival 2014

Members of WNO
Coffee Concert: Opus 8 Chamber Ensemble

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It will all be over by Christmas (St Edward's Choir)

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Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan Symphonic Brass

Sea Sunday campaign 2014 highlights the plight of abandoned seafarers. YouTube video

Ed Doe, Oxford Blue
Congratulations to Ed Doe on gaining a
rugby Blue by playing in the victorious Oxford
team in the Varsity match against Cambridge
at Twickenham on 12 Dec. We think this is St
Edward's first ever Oxford Blue.

Members of WNO
December Coffee Concert: Gary Mullins and Mark Newberry

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November Coffee Concert: Gareth Blake, Greg Pritchard, Melody Louise Brain and Sophie Wilson

St Edward's Festival 2013

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Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan Symphonic Brass

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Peter Fielding (clarinet), Alistair Noden (cello) & Alison Dite (piano)

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Opus 8 play Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 5

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Jayne Thomas & Iolo Jones

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Festival Art Exhibition

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Made in Roath Photographic Exhibition

Read the Bible in a Year Scheme

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