ST EDWARD's Church News Archive 2018

Nave 50 Year Celebration

Bishop June
Bishop June joined us on 14th October to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the consecration of the completed St Edward's Church building.

Sunday School Banner

Bishop June
The Sunday School designed their own banner to take part in the Palm Sunday Procession.

Forget Me Not Party

Forget Me Not Party
The Forget Me Not Café celebrated their first anniversary with a special party attended by many friends and supporters, including Bishop June and the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress.

Passiontide Cross

Passiontide Cross
Last year's old Christmas tree was used to fashion a rough cross for Passiontide, and placed in the "Bell Garden" made from the old bell housing.

Building Maintenance

Scaffolding
Repair work to the coping stones at the west end of the nave required the erection of scaffolding.

Altar Rail Kneeler

Altar Rail Kneeler
The lovely new kneeler was purchased with money from the raffle organised by Janice Goble, a donation from Nell Williams’ family and an anonymous donation.

Mrs Megan Martin RIP

Mrs Megan Martin
Megan died in May, having served St Edward's and the Parish of Roath faithfully all her life.

Canon John Woodward

Canon John Woodward
Canon John Woodward celebrated 60 years in the priesthood in June.

I AM Collage

I AM Collage
The Collage was made by St Edward’s Sunday School, with pictures of the four seasons around the borders, and space for people to add their own details in one of the spare slots.

Wedding

Joseph and Vicky
Joseph and Vicky married at St Margaret's 2nd August.

Theatre

Visit to the theatre
St Edward's ladies visit the theatre, 11th August.

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not Tea
Forget Me Not Afternoon Tea, 21st August.

Gardening Project

Gardening
Making a start at the "Gardening as Therapy" project with support from Age Cymru.

GoodGym

GoodGym
Thanks to the wonderful efforts of local volunteers “Goodgym”, who visited us on 2nd October, we cleared the church cellar to store the large variety of tools required for the Gardening as Therapy initiative. Read their report here. They returned in December to help cut back some of the bushes.

Ground Survey

Ground Survey
Ground Survey in preparation for our building project, 3rd October.

Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest Thanksgiving
Harvest Thanksgiving, 8th October.

There but not there

There but not there
In the weeks before the Armistice Centenary ghostly figures began appearing in various parts of the church. Very effective, provoking lots of discussion.

Forget Me Rocks

Forget me rocks
Poppy Rocks. A memorial tribute produced by the Forget Me Not Café for the “Bell Garden".

Remembrance Exhibition

Remembrance Exhibition
Remembrance Display at the front of the nave, including information about the people commemorated on the memorials, was been visited by hundreds of people during the Festival.

Ring for Peace

Ringing for Peace
Taking it in turns to ring the bell for peace, with churches throughout the country, 11th November.

Poppy Crosses

Poppy crosses
In the Act of Remembrance, members of the congregation read out the individual names and presented poppy crosses for everyone commemorated on the memorials. They filled all the window ledges.

Good Gym (2)

Good Gym
On a rainy day in December (Tuesday 4th to be exact), our wonderful friends from “Goodgym” visited us for the second time. On this occasion they cut back bushes, cleared leaves, gave the grounds a general tidy (and took lots of photos!), to help our ForgetMeNot Cafe and to get the Gardening as Therapy initiative up and running. Read their report here.

Cytun Carols

Cytun Carols
Joining with our friends from other churches in the "Churches Together" Carol Singing outside Albany Road School.

Forget Me Not Christmas Party

Forget Me Not Christmas Party
A great celebration of Christmas with the Forget Me Not Café.

Christmas Carol Service

Carol Service
The Choir and Orchestra led the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols for a very full church.

Christmas Nativity

Christmas Nativity
A lovely presentation of the Nativity by the Sunday School on Christmas Day.