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
St Edward’s is open FOR PRIVATE PRAYER on Sundays, 3pm-4pm, and FOR SAID SERVICES of Holy Eucharist (11am) and Evening Prayer (3.15pm). Please see here for details. No music and no prayer books – we use the digital projector. Limited to 15 “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 Holy Eucharist and Evening Prayer (including the psalm, readings etc.) can be found at these links:
Propers for Eucharist
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.
From our Vicar, the Reverend Canon Stewart Lisk:
My dear Friends,
In an ever changing world we have, as I am sure you have heard, new regulations for our worship in Church. You can read these in full on the Church in Wales website.
A few practical things to note : If you wish to attend the Sunday Eucharists at 9.30am at St Margaret or 11am at St Edwards please let me know in advance by email, telephone 02920487854 / 07794157604 or text. This helps arrange available seating. Please wear face coverings, unless you have an exemption, in Church. Please have your contact details written out in advance of coming to church, this avoids queuing and pinch points. Please go to the seat or area that you are directed and follow the two metre distancing whenever possible. Of course use the hand sanitizer on entrance and exit, following the one way system. The rule of six does not at the moment apply to public worship. It is lovely to see everyone coming to church but please wait until you are outside to chat and greet people.
I am sorry to have to give out rules and regulations but it is only to protect ourselves and each other. I should be very grateful if you could pass this information on to those I am unable to reach by email. I am very grateful to all those who are working so hard to maintain our worship and safe presence in Church at this time. With every blessing to you all especially those who are at home and unable to be in Church at this time, you are daily in my thoughts and prayers.
Best wishes and prayers as always,
The Reverend Canon Stewart Lisk,
Vicar of Roath and Area Dean of Cardiff.
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)
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.
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.
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).
St Edward's Newsletter (pdf)
A Letter from the Vicar: Trinity 16 (pdf)
Trinity 16 Thought for the Day: Rev Ruth Coombs (pdf)
Church Times article by Norman Doe (p.16)
3rd Anniversary | VE Day | Jigsaws | Plants | Stroll | Ascot
A Clare Benediction (Rutter) - St Edward's Choir
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
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.
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
Sun 27 Sep 2020. 6.30pm. St Edward's Church. Choral Evensong.
Tue 29 Sep 2020. 2.00pm. St Edward's Community Room. Forget Me Not Cafe. Day Club for people with memory problems and their carers. Meets weekly.
Tue 29 Sep 2020. 2.00pm. Online. Zoom Forget Me Not Cafe. All welcome to join us..
Wed 30 Sep 2020. 12.30pm. Roath Church House. Lunch Club. Home cooked 2-course meal with tea/coffee for £3.
Wed 30 Sep 2020. 2.00pm. St Edward's Community Room. Cardiff Stroke Support.
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.
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.
Norman presenting his work on the Principles of Christian Law to Pope Francis in Rome
Congratulations to Rev Ruth Coombs, who was ordained priest by Bishop June at Llandaff on the Feast of the Transfiguration, 6th August 2020.
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.
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
Pre-rain, social distance style. Photos, 17th August, 2020
Jazz Concert: Julian Martin (piano), James Kilby Chadwick (guitar) and Glen Manby (sax). Photos, 15th August, 2020
Coffee Concert: Daniella Acker (piano). Photos, 18th July, 2020
Coffee Concert: Elizabeth Williams (piano). Photos, 18th July, 2020
ForgetMeNot and Friends hats for Royal Ascot. Photos, 19th June, 2020
ForgetMeNot and Friends taking their exercise. Photos, 9th June, 2020
ForgetMeNot and Friends showcase their favourite plants. Photos, 2nd June, 2020
ForgetMeNot and Friends have fun with jigsaws. Photos, 19th May, 2020
ForgetMeNot and Friends celebrate VE Day. Photos, 12th May, 2020
ForgetMeNot 3rd Anniversary Party "at home". Photos, 5th May, 2020
Gary Mullins: Coffee Concert Anniversary. Photos, 15th February, 2020
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