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

Tue 25 Jun 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: Table Tennis with Dean.
Wed 26 Jun 2019. 12.30pm. Roath Church House. Lunch Club. Home cooked 2-course meal with tea/coffee for £3.
Wed 26 Jun 2019. 2.00pm. St Edward's. Cardiff Stroke Support.
Thu 27 Jun 2019. 2.00pm. Maindy Barracks, Cardiff CF14 3YE, UK. Roath Local History Society Visit.
Fri 28 Jun 2019. 7.00pm. St Edward's Church. Weeping Tudor: Orlando Memorial Concert.
Sat 29 Jun 2019. 11.00am. St Edward's. Jazz Month: The Cube. Poster.
Mon 1 Jul 2019. 7.30pm. Roath Church House. Roath Parish Knitting & Crochet Group.

News & Photographs

FORGET ME NOT CAFÉ

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.

Piano Recital

Daniel Nicholson, 9th June 2019

Presiding Bishop

Norman met The Most Revd Helga Haugland Byfuglien, Presiding Bishop of the (Lutheran) Church of Norway, 6th June 2019

Tipyn O Bopeth

Welsh Folk Dancers Tipyn O Bopeth entertain Forget Me Not Cafe, 4th June 2019

Night at the Opera

Soprano Sarah Jane Griffiths, Mezzo Soprano Nicole Boardman and Pianist Ben Pinnow, 1st June 2019

Spring Concert

Alison Wray (soprano), Robert Osborne (clarinet), Charles Matthews (piano), 25th May 2019

Charity Concert

Eleanor Stevens and Alex Norton: Operatic Arias and Songs, 25th 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