ST EDWARD's Church News Archive 2016

Willie Seager Centenary Service

Willie Seager Centenary Address

The Centennial Service to commemorate the death of Willie Seager was held at St Edward's Church on 21st February 2016, attended by members of the Seager family and representatives of the Willie Seager Memorial Trust. The Trust provides 10 one-bedroom bungalows in Westville Road for the accommodation of single elderly and retired merchant seamen. Sir William Henry Seager (1862-1941) was a shipping magnate, and Liberal MP. He built the original William Seager Memorial Homes in memory of his son Willie who was killed in action in 1916 at the age of 23.

100th Birthday

Mrs Megan Martin celebrated her 100th birthday on 6th March 2016.

Holy Baptism

Maisie Hilary Clay Atkinson was baptised at St Edward's on 24th April 2016.

New Piano

We have a new Yamaha baby grand piano, thanks to some generous people. The existing piano, which was given by Janice, Alan and Sue 25 years ago, in memory of Mollie and Stanley Morgan, has been moved to the schoolroom. The family hopes it will continue to be a source of sociable music-making for many years.

Rachel Doe

Rachel Doe took part in Cardiff Zip Wire on 6 May in aid of Princes Gate Trust, a charity set up to help under privileged children. Rachel jumped 190ft off St David's Hotel in Cardiff Bay and zip wired across the water with her colleagues from Hugh James Solicitors! Rachel raised £710 for the charity and she would like to thank everyone who donated.

Pentecost Cytun Service

Huw Thomas, the new Head of Christian Aid, giving the address at the outdoor service at St Margaret's.

Julia Margaret Doe, 9th June 1925 - 23rd August 2016

Funeral Eulogy.

Somme Commemoration

Heather and Norman attended the Somme 100 Years Commemoration Event at Theipval in Northern France on 1 July. They laid a wreath of knitted poppies on behalf of the Parish. 100 years ago the women of the parish knitted socks for soldiers: now we knit flowers. A change for the better we must preserve. Remembering them all.

New bell

Our new bell was installed on 27th September. There was a special Service of Thanksgiving and Blessing of the new bell on 27th November.