All Services, Concerts, Talks and Rehearsals are suspended due to the Coronavirus.

St Edward’s is open FOR PRIVATE PRAYER on Sundays, 3pm-4pm, and FOR SAID SERVICES of Morning Prayer (11am) and Evening Prayer (3.15pm). Please see here for details. No music and no prayer books – we will use the digital projector. Limited to 8 “households”. Social distancing and hand sanitizing as usual. One-way system for entry and exit.
Also PLEASE BRING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS, written on a piece of paper – name, address and phone number – which we will collect in case needed for Public Health Wales contact tracing. These details would only be shared in the unlikely event that anyone develops symptoms, to protect everyone.
The Order of Service we will use for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer (including the psalm, readings etc.) can be found at these links:
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

If you do not feel confident to come to church, you may like to read the Service at the same time in your own home, to share the worship with us.

We are continuing to meet online as a "Virtual Church" including a weekly Zoom Morning Prayer on Saturdays at 9am. Our amazing ForgetMeNot Café works on all sorts of projects, and members email their creations regularly. You can interact with us on this page (below, right), or on the Facebook page: Virtual.St.Edward (Members and Friends of St Edward's Music & Arts Centre also contribute to the Facebook page StEdwardRoath)

From Bishop June

I send my warmest greetings to all Forget-me-not-Friends, congratulating everyone at St Edwards for all that has been achieved during lockdown. Keeping in touch with one another and expressing our solidarity with our neighbours is so very important when there are uncertainties and anxieties to cope with. Please stay safe and well. I pray for you all and look forward to seeing you again before very long.
Bishop June

St Edward's Church is in the Parish of Roath, in the eastern part of Cardiff, South Wales, in the Diocese of Llandaff, in the Church in Wales, in the Anglican Communion, and we welcome everyone to join us for worship, for fellowship and in addressing the needs of our local community.

St Edward’s is embedded in the community, with many community activities that offer fellowship and encouragement to those who are lonely or becoming housebound. Forget Me Not Café welcomes those with memory problems or recovering from stroke and their carers; Gardening Club brings together people for health and wellbeing; Lunch Club provides a good meal and a place to meet new friends; Cardiff Stroke Support offers help for stroke survivors. There is also a Community Choir and many musical events that help to bring people together.

The whole community also has a shared commitment to "Way of Life" objectives such as Fairtrade, Eco Church, Safeguarding, and Charitable work.

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


Discontinued until further notice

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. Choral Evensong is sung every Sunday at 6.30pm. More


Discontinued until further notice

Every Tuesday: 2pm-4pm. 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. Donation from South Wales Freemasons. More


All events discontinued until further notice

St Edward's Music and Arts Centre provides opportunities for amateurs and professionals to rehearse and perform in an auditorium of outstanding acoustic quality. 11 resident groups rehearse and perform here. More


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.


Volute Architects    National Churches Trust    Masonic Province of South Wales    Biostatistical Solutions Age Cymru    Good Gym

This Week

Tue 11 Aug 2020. 2.00pm. Online. Zoom Forget Me Not Cafe. All welcome to join us..
Tue 11 Aug 2020. 2.00pm. St Edward's Community Room. CANCELLED: Forget Me Not Cafe. Day Club for people with memory problems and their carers. Meets weekly.
Sat 15 Aug 2020. 9.00am. Online. Zoom Morning Prayer. Morning Prayer with Rev Ruth Coombs – all welcome.
Sat 15 Aug 2020. 11.00am. Online. Zoom Coffee Concert. Jazz Concert.

News & Photographs

Thur 6th August 2020 Trinity 9 Letter from the Vicar.
Fri 31st July 2020 From the Curate: On Waiting.
Sat 25th July 2020 From the Vicar: Reopening for worship.
Sat 18th July 2020 Zoom Coffee Concert.
Thur 16th July 2020 Trinity 6 Letter from the Vicar.
Fri 10th July 2020 Sea Sunday Letter from the Vicar.
Wed 8 July 2020 Wednesday Word (Dr Heather Payne).
Fri 3rd July 2020 Trinity 4 Letter from the Vicar.
Sat 27th June 2020 Trinity 3 Letter from the Vicar.
Fri 26th June 2020 St Edward's Opening for Private Prayer.
Sat 20th June 2020 Trinity 2 Letter from the Vicar.
Fri 19th June 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Royal Ascot.
Fri 12th June 2020 Trinity 1 Letter from the Vicar.
Tue 9th June 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Stroll.
Fri 5th June 2020 Trinity Letter from the Vicar.
Tue 2 June 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Plants.
Sun 31 May 2020 A Clare Benection (St Edward's Choir).
Thur 21 May 2020 Ascensiontide Letter from the Vicar.
Sat 19 May 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Jigsaws.
Sat 16 May 2020 Rogationtide Letter from the Vicar.
Sat 16 May 2020 Church Times article by Norman.
Tue 12 May 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends VE Day.
Fri 8 May 2020 VE Day Letter from the Vicar.
Tue 5 May 2020 ForgetMeNot 3rd Anniversary.
Fri 17 Apr 2020 Weekend Word (Dr Heather Payne).
Sun 12 Apr 2020 The Greatest Hope of All (Geoffrey Smith).
Sat 11 Apr 2020 All in the April Evening (St Edward's Choir).
Sun 29 Mar 2020 Passion Sunday Reflection (Geoffrey Smith).
Fri 27 Mar 2020 Bishop June's Letter to the Diocese.
Wed 18 Mar 2020 Bishop June's Letter to the Diocese.
Wed 4 Mar 2020 Norman Doe addresses the Senedd.
Sat 15 Feb 2020 Coffee Concerts 10th Anniversary.
Sun 2 Feb 2020 Displaying the Pilgrim Symbols.
Tue 21 Jan 2020 Good Gym Runners.

News Archive


Newsletters 1976 to present.
Concerts 1974 to present.
St Edward's Fun Day 2007.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2006.

Anglican Consultative Council

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


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

Pope Francis

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


A New History of the Church in Wales - Governance and Ministry, Theology and Society. Edited by Norman Doe, Organist at St Edward's and Director of the Centre for Law and Religion at The Law School, Cardiff University. This book marks the centenary of the Church in Wales, following its disestablishment in 1920. Details and Discount Code (pdf)


Kathie Mayer addressing the Award Evening on 5th March 2020, and receiving a donation of £1000 from the South Wales Freemasons for ForgetMeNot Cafe and Support Group.


We have regular visits from our friends the “GoodGym” Runners in support of the ForgetMeNot Cafe and Support Group. Photos


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


Discontinued until further notice

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


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


Congratulations Rev Ruth Coombs, ordained priest, 6th August, 2020

Zoom Concert

Coffee Concert: Daniella Acker (piano). Photos, 18th July, 2020

Zoom Concert

Coffee Concert: Elizabeth Williams (piano). Photos, 18th July, 2020

ForgetMeNot Ascot

ForgetMeNot and Friends hats for Royal Ascot. Photos, 19th June, 2020

ForgetMeNot Zoom

ForgetMeNot Cafe 1st Zoom Meeting, 16th June, 2020

ForgetMeNot Stroll

ForgetMeNot and Friends taking their exercise. Photos, 9th June, 2020

ForgetMeNot Plants

ForgetMeNot and Friends showcase their favourite plants. Photos, 2nd June, 2020

ForgetMeNot Jigsaws

ForgetMeNot and Friends have fun with jigsaws. Photos, 19th May, 2020

ForgetMeNot VE Day

ForgetMeNot and Friends celebrate VE Day. Photos, 12th May, 2020

ForgetMeNot Anniversary

ForgetMeNot 3rd Anniversary Party "at home". Photos, 5th May, 2020


Delyth Jenkins, Celtic Harp, entertaining ForgetMeNot, 10th March, 2020

Piano Recital

Daniel Nicholson, 8th March, 2020


Work proceeding on the roof.

Giordano and Nicole

Giordano Ferla and Nicole Boardman, 7th March, 2020

Freemasons Award Evening

Kathie receiving £1000 for ForgetMeNot Cafe, 5th March, 2020

Senedd Lecture

Norman addressing the Senedd, 4th March, 2020

St David's Day

U3A Recorders Concert, 4th March, 2020

Norman's New Book

Marking the Church in Wales Centenary.


Marking Fairtrade Fortnight at St Edward's.

St David's Day

Opera Mint Concert, 1st March, 2020

St David's Day

Clarinet Choir onstage at Wales Millennium Centre, 1st March, 2020


Entertainment by Harmoni Cymru, 25th February, 2020


Entertainment by Ukulele Nights. 18th February, 2020

Holy Baptism

Welcome Georgia Elin Matthews, Baptised 16th February, 2020

Ten Years

Gary Mullins: Coffee Concert Anniversary. Photos, 15th February, 2020