CHURCH OF ST EDWARD THE CONFESSOR: "FIREBREAK LOCKDOWN"

For the three Sundays when Wales is in "Firebreak Lockdown" there will be NO SERVICES IN ST EDWARD'S. The Sundays affected are: 25th October (Bible Sunday), 1st November (All Saints Day) and 8th November (Remembrance Sunday). We hope to resume Said Services of 11am Holy Eucharist and 3.15pm Evening Prayer on Sunday, 15th November.

St Edward's Day

We were delighted to have Bishop June with us to concelebrate with Rev Ruth at our St Edward's Day Patronal Eucharist. Photos

During Lockdown

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).

SERVICES

Discontinued THROUGHOUT "FIREBREAK LOCKDOWN"

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

FORGET ME NOT CAFÉ

Discontinued until further notice, BUT ONLINE WITH ZOOM

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

MUSIC & ARTS CENTRE

All events discontinued

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

BUILDING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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.

During the summer of 2020 we have been able to complete the essential upgrading of the church grounds. We are very grateful to Cardiff County Council for generously providing the funding for this part of the project and to Orange Llama for their excellent work and advice. Photos

SUPPORT GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED:

Volute Architects    National Churches Trust    Masonic Province of South Wales    Cardiff County Council    Biostatistical Solutions Age Cymru    Good Gym Orange Llama

News & Photographs

October 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Autumn Colours .
Sun 11th October 2020 Bishop June, Patronal Festival.
Sat 19th September 2020 Zoom Coffee Concert.
Sat 15th August 2020 Zoom Jazz Coffee Concert.
Sat 18th July 2020 Zoom Coffee Concert.
Fri 26th June 2020 St Edward's Opening for Private Prayer.
Fri 19th June 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Royal Ascot.
Tue 9th June 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Stroll.
Tue 2 June 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Plants.
Sun 31 May 2020 A Clare Benection (St Edward's Choir).
Sat 19 May 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends Jigsaws.
Sat 16 May 2020 Church Times article by Norman.
Tue 12 May 2020 ForgetMeNot & Friends VE Day.
Tue 5 May 2020 ForgetMeNot 3rd Anniversary.
Sat 11 Apr 2020 All in the April Evening (St Edward's Choir).
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.
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Letters & Sermons

NEWS ROUNDUP 2018
News Archive

Archives

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

Rev Ruth Coombs

Congratulations to Rev Ruth Coombs, who was ordained priest by Bishop June at Llandaff on the Feast of the Transfiguration, 6th August 2020.

Anglican Consultative Council

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

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.

Pope Francis

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

NOT UNPRECENDENTED?

The Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020. Dr Heather Payne, Consultant Paediatrician, Elected member of Church in Wales Governing Body, exploring Richard Mead "Discourse concerning Pestilential Contagion" 1720 in her lecture for St David’s Cathedral Library Week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX9JtfxyhAI&feature=youtu.be

CHURCH IN WALES CENTENARY BOOK

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)

Also: Church Laws and Ecumenism: A New Path for Christian Unity (edited by Norman Doe). Written by experts from within their communities, this book compares the legal regimes of Christian churches as systems of religious law. Details

FREEMASONS SUPPORT FORGETMENOT

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.

GOODGYM RUNNERS

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

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.

CONCERT SERIES

Discontinued until further notice

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

ST EDWARD'S FESTIVAL

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

Bishop June

St Edwards Day Concelebration with Rev Ruth. Photos, 11th October, 2020

Harvest Thanksgiving

Display of produce on the old Bellcote, 4th October, 2020

Zoom Coffee Concert

Suzanne Smart. Photos, 19th September, 2020

Working Party

Pre-rain, social distance style. Photos, 17th August, 2020

Zoom Jazz Concert

Jazz Concert: Julian Martin (piano), James Kilby Chadwick (guitar) and Glen Manby (sax). Photos, 15th August, 2020

VJ Day

ForgetMeNot and friends remembering those who lay down their lives, 15th August, 2020

ForgetMeNot

VJ Day ForgetMeNot Style, 11th August, 2020

Ordination

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

ForgetMeNot

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

Piano Recital

Daniel Nicholson, 8th March, 2020

Scaffolding

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.

Fairtrade

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

ForgetMeNot

Entertainment by Harmoni Cymru, 25th February, 2020

ForgetMeNot

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