CHURCH OF ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

St Edward's Church is in the Parish of Roath, in the eastern part of Cardiff, in the Diocese of Llandaff, 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) at 11am. The music is led by a strong and active choir, and the Sunday School caters for all ages from new-born. Choral Evensong is sung every Sunday at 7pm.

For over 40 years the Church has recognised its special ministry to musicians and artists in the locality, and St Edward's Music and 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.

St Edward's was built after the First World War as a War Memorial Church. There are four memorials: First World War, Red Cross, Second World War, and a First World War memorial moved to St Edward's after St Anne's Church closed in 2015.

In recent years there has been increased community involvment at St Edward's, and the number of people visiting and using the building has increased rapidly. St Edward's is currently working on a project to redevelop the porch, WC and schoolroom area of the church site to better accommodate the growing needs of the congregation and the wider community that makes regular use of the buildings.

The first phase of the project was supported by a grant from National Churches Trust.

National Churches Trust

Details of everything that is happening at St Edward's and in the wider community may be found in the Newsletter, in the Parish Magazine "Roath News", and on the Events in Roath webpage. Current bookings at St Edward's are recorded in Google Calendar. St Edward's also supports and contributes to Roath Park Cytun (Churches Together).

CHOIR FROM NEW YORK

American Choir

St Peter's Community Arts Academy, New York, USA

PATRONAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

Thank you to Bishop June for helping us celebrate 50 years since the building of the nave, and the consecration of the completed church.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

St Edward's Choir and Orchestra led the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on 23rd December. Like most of the Christmas Services, very well attended (standing room only).

COMING SOON

Sun 17 Feb 2019. 7.45pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Discussion Group.
Discussion on Peter and Judas. All welcome..
Tue 19 Feb 2019. 2.00pm. St Edward's Schoolroom. Forget Me Not Café.
Day Club for people with memory problems and their carers. Meets weekly.
Tue 19 Feb 2019. 7.30pm. St Edward's. St Peter's Community Arts Academy, New York, USA.
Senior Youth Choir Tour to London, Wales and Scotland. Poster.
Wed 20 Feb 2019. 7.25pm. St Edward's Schoolroom. Cardiff Recorded Music Society.
An Accidental Career (Eric Roberts).
Sat 23 Feb 2019. 7.00pm. St Edward's. Evening Concert: Emma Cayeux & Giordano Ferla.
French music with singers Camille Chappuis and Alexandra Graff, accompanied by Emma Cayeux. Giordano Ferla will play the Chopin études from Op 10 and a selection of German and English song with Nicole Boardman.

News & Photographs

Tue 29 January 2019 Goodgym Volunteers help us again.
NEWS ROUNDUP 2018
18 December 2018
. Forget Me Not Cafe Christmas Party
15 December 2018. Chepstow Chatelaines Ladies Choir
Tue 4 December 2018 Goodgym Volunteers cut back bushes.
30 November 2018. Jazz 60s Night (Gentle Rain)
13 November 2018. St Edward's Orchestra Soloists Concert
November 2018 Armistice Centenary.
October 2018 Photographs of St Edward's Festival.
Tue 2 October 2018 Goodgym Volunteers clear the cellar.
Sunday 15th July 2018
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Sunday School "I AM" Collage.
June 2018.
Jazz Month.
Sunday 13th May 2018
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Opera Mint Concert.
Tue 1 May 2018
. Forget Me Not 1st Birthday.
Monday 30th April 2018. St Edward's Orchestra Concert.
News Archive

FORGET ME NOT CAFe

Every Tuesday: 2pm-4pm. We provide a friendly and welcoming environment, suitable for people with memory problems and their carers, also people recovering from a stroke or people who feel isolated and vulnerable.

GOODGYM RUNNERS

On a Tuesday evening at the end of January, our friends from “GoodGym” visited us for the third time. They moved all the chairs from the nave and gave the floor a good clean, making light work of an enormous task, and helping to maintain the ForgetMeNot Cafe Project. They also cut back bushes that were protruding through the railings, preparing the way for our new Gardening as Therapy project. Thank you once again to our marvellous friends from GoodGym. Read their report here.

SNOWDROPS AT ST EDWARD'S

Snowdrops

Spring in Roath.

GARDENING CLUB

Using the new tools and equipment. All the work has been made possible with the support of a grant of £1000 from Age Cymru.

Age Cymru Good Gym

CONCERT SERIES

Coffee concerts on Saturday mornings (except August). Also Spring Concerts, Piano Recitals & Jazz Month.

MUSIC & ARTS CENTRE

Twelve resident organisations rehearse and perform regularly at the Centre, and many more are frequent guests.

ST EDWARD'S FESTIVAL

A Music and Arts Festival lasting about 10 days marks the Feast Day of our Patron St Edward each year.

Talk on Egypt

Heather

Heather describing her visit to Egypt and the Embrace Course, 17th February 2019

The Bear

The Bear

Walton's opera, 16th February 2019

Coffee Concert

Divertimenti Recorder Ensemble

Divertimenti Recorder Ensemble, 16th February 2019

Farewell

Rev Dr Rhys Jenkins

Farewell to Rev Dr Rhys Jenkins, 10th February 2019

Piano Recital

Peter Banks

Peter Banks 10th February 2019

Wedding

Ryan and Elizabeth

Marriage of Ryan and Elizabeth, 9th February 2019

Opera Mint Wales

Opera Mint Wales

Opera Mint Concert, 3rd February 2019

Good Gym(3)

Good Gym Runners

Chairs moved, floor cleaned, chairs replaced (and bushes trimmed). Wonderful job! 29th January 2019

Constanza Fund Raising

Constanza Ladies

Constanza Ladies Choir, 19th January 2019

Constanza Fund Raising

Giordano and Emma

Giordano Ferla and Emma Cayeux, 19th January 2019

Coffee Concert

Nori and Alison

Nori Hirano and Alison Dite, 19th January 2019.

Carol Service

Carol Service

Nine Lessons and Carols, 23rd December 2018

ForgetMeNot

Phil and Rita

Forget Me Not Christmas Party: Phil and Rita, 18th December 2018

ForgetMeNot

Phil and Rita

Forget Me Not Christmas Party, 18th December 2018. More photos

Coffee Concert

Chepstow Chatelaines Ladies Choir

Chepstow Chatelaines Ladies Choir, 15th December 2018. More photos

GoodGym (2)

GoodGym

Second visit of our wonderful running friends, 4th December 2018

St Edward's Orchestra

St Edwards Orchestra

Mozart Concert, 3rd December 2018

Advent Candles

Advent Candles

The First Sunday of Advent, 2nd December 2018

Bernstein 100

Nicole Boardman

Nicole Boardman in Weeping Tudor Production, 1st December 2018

Gentle Rain Ensemble

Gentle Rain Ensemble

Jazz 60s Night with Julian Martin, 30th November 2018. More photos