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.


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Sat 19 Nov. 11am. St Edward’s. Coffee Concert: Nic Bilham (Cello) & Elizabeth Williams (Piano). £2 inc. refreshments.

Events in Roath Parish

October 2016

Tue 4 Oct. 7.30pm. St Margaret’s. Healing Service.

Wed 5 Oct. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society talk entitled “Buried Treasure”. Ian Cheverton presents a programme of interesting rarities and discoveries he has turned up and hopes that we too shall find some gems among his treasure trove. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Fri 7 Oct. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Concert: Emma Tanner (clarinet) & Alison Dite (piano). (St Edward’s Music & Arts Festival).

Sat 8 Oct. 5.15pm. St Edward’s. Opening of Festival Art Exhibition. (St Edward’s Music & Arts Festival).

Sun 9 Oct. 3pm. St Edward’s. Sapphire Singers Tenth Anniversary Concert in aid of the Amber Project for young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who self harm. Programme includes Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater for Soprano Solo (Nicola Harris), Contralto Solo (Anne Braley) and Female Chorus; and Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat for Contralto, Female Chorus and Flute. (St Edward’s Music & Arts Festival).

Mon 10 Oct. 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.

Tue 11 Oct. 7.15pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Ladies Circle Meeting. Our speaker is Steve Rowson who will be talking about Stained Glassed Windows. There will be a sales table for Books, CDs, DVDs.

Tue 11 Oct. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Women in Harmony, Voicemale and South East Wales Clarinet Choir. (St Edward’s Music & Arts Festival).

Wed 12 Oct. 7.45pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff & Vale Symphonic Brass. (St Edward’s Music & Arts Festival).

Thur 13 Oct. 8pm. St Edward’s. Erik Satie’s Uspud. Piano/Organ Concert by James Ellis. (St Edward’s Music & Arts Festival).

Fri 14 Oct. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Seren Singers Launch Concert. The launch concert for a new professional singing collective. One half choral repertoire performed by a professional chamber choir; one half gala-style programme of operatic soloists.

Sat 15 Oct. 11am. St Edward’s. Coffee Concert: Scott Baker (Guitar). £2 inc. refreshments.

Sat 15 Oct. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Opera in Situ Concert. (St Edward’s Music & Arts Festival).

Sat 15 Oct. 7.30pm. Roath Church House. Quiz. £5 per person – come in teams of 6 or join a team on the night. Bring your own drinks & nibbles. A chance to enjoy a fun evening stretching your brain! There will also be a raffle.

Mon 17 Oct. 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.

Tue 18 Oct. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Cytûn Annual General Meeting.

Wed 19 Oct. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society talk entitled “Music Magazine, Vol 68/1”. A miscellany of recorded music and comment on items of topical or special interest, presented by editor Brian Gardiner. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Tue 25 Oct. 7-8pm. Roath Church House. Dementia Friends Information Session, run by Eric Hyett. Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks, and acts about the condition – from telling friends about the programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia. Please come along and become a Dementia Friend.

Wed 26 Oct. 7.25-9.30pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Recorded Music Society talk entitled “1951: A significant year for RVW”. 1951 was the year of the Festival of Britain and the opening of the Royal Festival Hall in London.  Terence Gilmore-James highlights certain works of Ralph Vaughan Williams which were directly inspired by the festivities. Non-members welcome (entrance £2).

Sun 30 Oct. 4.30pm. St Edward’s. St Edward’s Committee.

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

Willie Seager

Funeral Eulogy for Julia Margaret Doe

Willie Seager Centenary Service

Willie Seager

Read the Willie Seager Centenary Address

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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