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Welcome & Weekly News

Welcome to St Edward’s website!

We aim to be a church where everyone’s welcome. On a daily and weekly basis throughout the year, we offer opportunities to connect with one another and with God because we know the transforming power of God’s grace in His Word, the Sacraments and Community.

There are opportunities to join in, to make friends, and seek God, wherever you are on life’s journey through:

  • Services on Sundays and through the week
     

  • Life events such as Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals 
     

  • Lots of opportunities for young families 
     

  • Visiting our church for prayer and reflection through the week (Closed Monday) 
     

  • The Phoenix Club for retired people 
     

  • Parish social events, BBQs, the Christmas & Summer Fairs, Table-Top Sales

The church owns major social facilities at the Wykeham Centre adjacent to the church. Our facilities  are available for meetings, parties for adults or children, or other social events. See the Wykeham Centre icon for details.

Finally, please take the opportunity to browse through these pages to gain an insight into what’s going on. Above all, we hope that you will find St Edward’s a place to encounter the mystery of God, receive His blessing and make friends.

 

Welcome Team ~ About the role

The welcome team are volunteers to keep the church open for visitors and for those who need time for private prayer, to be alone or who need someone to listen to them.

Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.00am to 12.00pm and from 12.00pm to 2.00pm in two shifts and also on Saturdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

What's involved?

  • Collecting the key from a nearby key-holder (5 minutes’ walk away)

  • Opening the doors and putting the A board out.

  • Being present in the church at all times whilst the door is open

Church Candles
  • Locking the church when done and returning the key.

  • Becoming familiar with and following the Health and Safety Policy at all times. You will be given a health and safety briefing when you start and there is written guidance in the church

  • Sit back and enjoy the sacred atmosphere of the building or read a book for as short or as long a time as you like and then close and lock the doors and return the key.

Support and training: As part of your induction you will receive a welcome meeting and explore your hopes, expectations and requirements.

Weekly News

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