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

Mon 29 Aug. 2.30pm. Roath Church House. Consort de Danse Baroque present a charity performance of “A Masque of the Elements”. Poster

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.

Events in Roath Parish

August 2016

Tue 9 Aug. 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm). Roath Church House. Roath Parish Ladies Circle host an Evening of Entertainment with The Unknown Theatre Company. All proceeds to the charities - The Church Army & The Amelia Trust Farm. Tickets £5 each inc tea & coffee. Raffle & Garden Produce Sales Table. Tickets available from members or Gill Day 20-495496.

Thur 11 Aug. 9pm. St Edward’s. Service of Compline, a 15-minute service of plainchant - the last of the monastic “hours”, sung by candlelight.

Mon 15 Aug. 7.30pm. Roath Church House. Knitting & Crochet Group. All welcome.

Sat 20 Aug. 2pm-4pm. Roath Church House. Afternoon Tea (organised by Roath Parish Knitting & Crochet Group) in aid of the Amber Project for young people from 14-25 years who self harm. Poster by Evie

Mon 22 Aug. 7.30pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Ladies Circle. Our annual Clothes Swop Shop in aid of our charities. For £3 bring three items of new or nearly clothes (also handbags, shoes, scarves, jewellery etc.) to swop – additional items can be bought. Tea, coffee and a raffle. A fun evening and a chance to snap up a few bargains. Details from Gill Day 20-495496.

Mon 29 Aug. 2.30pm. Roath Church House. Philippa Waite and Consort de Danse Baroque present a charity performance of “A Masque of the Elements” (an 18th century style entertainment of dance, music and song) in aid of Guide Dogs Cymru & Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital. Tickets £15 (conc. inc full time students £12; children u16 £5; family ticket – 4 seats inc 1 adult £25). Tickets are limited so please book in advance. Information from Philippa 07976-374482 or Jeremy 07989-693734 Poster

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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Last updated 22 August, 2016 .


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

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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