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

St Edward's Festival 7-15 October.

Events in Roath Parish

September 2016

Sat 3 Sept. Immersive Music Day:
1.00-2.15pm. Lunch time concert: Contemporary classical chamber music by local composers performed by local musicians, interspersed with some pieces by Erik Satie, who turns 150 this year.
4.00-5.00pm. Tea time concert: Swing jazz, with instrumentalists and vocalists from the local area, and from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
6.30-7.30pm.Early evening concert: Contemporary Folk with Jack Cookson (Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Finalist).

Sun 4 Sept. 3pm. Penylan Singers Community Choir present “A Sunday Afternoon of Song: Madrigals to Musicals”. Musical Director Jayne Thomas; Accompanist Eli Williams; Guest Soloist Scott Baker (Guitar). Retiring Collection for the Amber Project Working with young people who self- harm.

Mon 5 Sept. Mynyddislwyn. Roath Parish Ladies Circle invite you to join them on their visit to South Wales 2000 Clay Target Shooting Ground at Mynyddislwyn, leaving Cardiff at approximately 10.30am. £5 per person includes refreshments and a  try at clay target shooting. Also a visit to the church. Names and whether you can  give a lift or need a lift to Gill Day 20-495496  or Barbara Beavis 20-485903 by 4 Sept.

Mon 5 Sept. 7.30-9.30pm. Room 2, 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.

Wed 7 Sept. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society: a talk entitled “There's no Business like Show Business!”. Neil Pritchard opens our season with an exploration of the landmarks of music theatre from Jerome Kern and Cole Porter, through Rogers & Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Sun 11 Sept. 7.45pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Discussion Group restarts. The topic for our first meeting is the Story of Solomon. Lively discussion over bibles, tea and biscuits. No need to book just turn up. We aim to finish by 9pm. All very welcome. Details from Paul Elliott on 20-482757 or email

Tue 13 Sept. 7.15pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Ladies Circle monthly meeting. A visit by Cardiff Fire Service with a talk on Safety in the Home. Further information from Gill Day 20-495496.

Wed 14 Sept. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society: a talk entitled “Papa Haydn and his great pupils”. It is generally known that Haydn taught Beethoven and was a mentor of Mozart, but how far did his teaching extend?  Geraint Lewis reveals other composers of the time who came under his tutelage. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Sat 17 Sept. 11am. St Edward’s. Coffee Concert: Nicola Harris (Sop) and Jayne Thomas (piano). £2 inc. refreshments. This year’s charity is Oasis Cardiff, an organisation that aims to help Refugees and Asylum Seekers to integrate into their local community in Cardiff.

Sat 17 Sept. 7 for 7.30pm till late. Roath Church House. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Quiz Night, £5 per person (pay on the night). Bring your own drinks and nibbles. There will be a raffle. Details from Sue Jewell or 20-216610.

Wed 21 Sept. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society: a talk entitled “Originally Unpublished Recordings”. Chris Ball presents a selection of recordings made by such artists as Ferrier, Flagstad and others which were never released when first made but are now regarded as musically and historically significant. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Sat 24 Sept. 12.30pm-5.30pm. St Margaret’s. Open Day.

Sat 24 Sept. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Recital of American Song by Emily Rose Wenman (soprano) and Ben Pinnow (piano). Copland's ‘12 Dickinson Songs’ and Barber's ‘4 Songs Opus13’.

Sun 25 Sept. 2pm-5.30pm. St Margaret’s. Open Day.

Wed 28 Sept. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society: a talk entitled “The Lyrita Legacy”. The Lyrita label appeared in the 1960s, recording mainly previously unrecorded British music in outstanding performances and superb sound.  David Perkins presents a selection from a recent compilation celebrating 50 years of the company. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

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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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Wille 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

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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.

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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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