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 involvement 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).

Anglican Consultative Council

Heather, representing the Church in Wales, and the Archbishop of Canterbury in Hong Kong. More

Pope Francis

Norman presenting his work on the Principles of Christian Law to Pope Francis in Rome

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.

This Week

Sat 25 May 2019. 12.30pm. St Edward's Church. MacMillan Cancer Support Concert.
Concert of Operatic Arias, Songs and popular musical theatre numbers by Eleanor Stevens and Alex Norton. Poster.
Sat 25 May 2019. 7.30pm. St Edward's. Spring Concert.
Alison Wray (soprano), Robert Osborne (clarinet), Charles Matthews (piano). Poster. Programme.
Tue 28 May 2019. 2.00pm. St Edward's Schoolroom. Forget Me Not Café.
Day Club for people with memory problems and their carers. Meets weekly. This week: Adastri Quartet.

News & Photographs

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

MUSIC & ARTS CENTRE

Eleven 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.

Forget Me Not Cafe

Ukelele Nights entertain Forget Me Not, 21st May 2019

Coffee Concert

Pavane Early Music Consort, 18th May 2019

The Big Knit

Raising money for Age Cymru, 17th May 2019

Christian Aid

Talk for Christian Aid Week at Roath Church House, 11th May 2019

Forget Me Not Cafe

Entertainment by Cwtch Galore, 7th May 2019

Baptism

A family baptised together: Johan, Kate, Amelia and Seren Hilditch, 5th May 2019

East Window at Dusk

An evocative view of our East Window

Anglican Consultative Council

The Church in Wales representatives with the Archbishop of Canterbury at ACC

Anglican Consultative Council

Heather presenting her work at ACC

Forget Me Not Cafe

A birthday party at ForgetMeNot, 30th April 2019

Spring Concert

Octet curtain call, 27th April 2019

Spring Concert

Octet plays Mendelssohn, 27th April 2019

Spring Concert

Marlborough Ensemble play Mozart, 27th April 2019

Spring Concert

Marlborough Ensemble, 27th April 2019

Easter Day

Easter Garden, 21st April 2019

Easter Day

Easter Flowers, 21st April 2019

Coffee Concert

Catrin Southall (soprano) & Jayne Thomas (piano), 20th April 2019

Good Friday

Faure Requiem with the Choir & Orchestra, 19th April 2019

Forget Me Not Cafe

A taster session with Forget Me Not Chorus, 16th April 2019

Passiontide Cross

Cross for Passiontide, made from Christmas Tree.

Choir from Rouen

Ensemble Vocal of the Conservatoire de Rouen and the Spectrum Singers, 13th April 2019.

Pope Francis

Norman Doe presenting his work on the Principles of Christian Law to Pope Francis in Rome, 10th April 2019.

Good Gym (4)

Good Gym Runners clearing the emergency exit area for Forget Me Not Cafe, 9th April 2019.