LATEST NEWS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Church Services - Update June 2021
We have re-opened our church for public worship and to visitors for private prayer on market days only and on Thursday afternoon 1-3pm. All services as shown on the Home page do not require pre-booking. However, for the 10am Sunday Eucharist service it will be necessary to book in advance so we can manage numbers to comply with social distancing rules. Please contact the Churchwardens or parish office if you wish to attend. Please note that we will continue to livestream our Sunday morning 10am Eucharist Services via Facebook.
Adult Baptism and Confirmation
Exploring Christian Belief with other adults can be a highly rewarding experience: through it we can be renewed in our Faith and form strong friendships whilst learning from one another, listening to God’s Word in Scripture and Prayer. If you have not yet been baptised or confirmed, or would like to refresh your understanding of the basics of the Faith, you are warmly invited to our next meeting in Church House on Sunday 21 June, 3-5pm. Further details are available from Fr David via email@example.com. It is my hope that the group may meet weekly prior to the possibility of Baptism/Confirmation in late July.
Parish Picnic on Sunday 27 June
Following the Sung Eucharist Service on 27 June, we invite you to a bring and share Parish Lunch in the church garden. All are welcome and drinks will be provided for a donation.
Summer Fayre on Saturday 10 July
Please bring your donations to church and leave at the back of church. If you can help on the day, please contact Hazel Jordan directly or email/call the Parish Office.
Phoenix Club re-starts on Thursday 24 June
This popular club for retired people re-starts on Thursday 24 June. Meetings are in Church House from 1.30pm-3.30pm (although this Thursday the meeting will be held at the back of church). The meetings include quizzes, bingo and other games. In recent years the group has been on an impressive list of excursions. If you, or someone you know, would appreciate the chance to make new friends, you will receive a warm welcome! For further details, please contact the Parish Office on 01708 744973.
Opening of Church Building
Our church building is usually open for Private Prayer and Reflection on Market days, Wed/Fri/Sat, between 10am-2pm. Also on Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.
A one way system is in operation, with one entrance at the Main Door and one exit via the West Door.
We are asking visitors to observe social distancing rules and face coverings are now mandatory in places of worship.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE
We are livestreaming our Sunday morning 10.00am Eucharist Services from Church via Facebook. Click on the Facebook icon on the Home page and select Videos or Live. Live streaming Video can be watched at 10.00am and watched at any time thereafter. The 10.00 Service will be a full choral service (where possible - this can change at short notice in the current circumstances) with music and recordings taken from our own choir's extensive output as well as inclusion of music for you to join in with, including the Thorne / Schubert / Pulkingham settings plus an offertory hymn.
Over five lessons, Archbishop Justin explores different ways of praying. From asking for things and giving thanks, to expressing deep sadness and anger, Exploring Prayer helps you begin – or develop – your conversation with God.
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Keep in touch
If, at any time, you are a member of any group that has been instructed to self-isolate, you must do so for the good of our whole community. We will endeavour to be in contact with every church member to check that we are in touch with one another, so that help can be asked for and given, and so that we can maintain, as much as possible, our fellowship together. The weekly notice sheet will be sent to all members by email on Saturdays before the live streamed service the next day (or through the letterbox for those not on email).
Our Sunday 10am services are being ‘livestreamed’ via our Facebook page, and this will then also be available to watch afterwards. You might also wish to join the very large number of regular listeners of Sunday Worship (8.10am) and the Daily Service (9.45am every day), broadcast on BBC Radio 4 LW and available on the BBC Sounds app.
Please remember to pray. It can be easy to forget in extraordinary circumstances such as these that we trust in our all-loving God every day. Our prayer lists will be on the notice sheet as usual, and you can email or call the Parish Office to add names of those who are particularly in need.
Please note that the Parish Office has now re-opened. Office hours are 10.30am to 1pm Tuesday-Friday.
New: St Edward's YouTube channel:
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ST. EDWARD'S PLAYGROUP IS RETURNING ON THURSDAY 1ST JULY 9.30 - 11.30AM IN THE WYKEHAM CENTRE (TERM TIME ONLY). WE OFFER A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, TOYS, PUZZLES AND CRAFTS. REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE.
Tuesday mornings in Church starting at 10.00am. Ages 0-5 year. Please join us for crafts, songs, bible stories and play followed by refreshments.
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT CATERPILLARS IS RETURNING IN CHURCH ON TUESDAY 29TH JUNE 10-11AM (TERM TIME ONLY). ALL WELCOME!
ST. EDWARD'S MUSIC SOCIETY
Choral Concert - OUR CONCERTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Choristers of St. Edward's, Wykeham Singers and Sinfonia perform .
Usual prices:Tickets £15 on the door / £10 "early bird" if purchased. Tickets can be ordered in advance from the Parish Office.
Please call the Parish Office on 01708 744973 or email
We have 3 distribution Centres - Romford Baptist Church on a Monday 12-2pm, St. Edward's (Wykeham Centre) on a Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm and the Church of the Ascension Collier Row on a Friday 12.30-2.30pm.
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REGULAR GIVING: Can be by Monthly Direct Debit/Standing Orders or Weekly Yellow Envelopes. New Stewardship Envelopes are now available in Church. For those already in the scheme, please collect your usual numbered box. If you are unable to collect at the moment, it may be possible to deliver to you. If you are not yet in the Parish Giving Scheme and want to start, please speak to David Hawker.
GIFT AID: White Envelopes can be used for single donations and include an Git Aid Declaration. If you are a Tax Payer, please use a White envelope for your donation and complete the details so that Gift Aid can be recovered.
Please think carefully about maintaining as far as possible your usual level of giving to the Parish during this time of the Corona Virus. You can also donate to Church via the DONATE button on this Web page or send your contributions by cheque to the Parish Office or pay directly through your bank.
CRAFT GROUP (suspended until further notice)
We have a drop-in evening Craft and Chat Group on the Third Thursday of the month, at 7.30pm in Church House.
Our programme includes experts on knitting, patchwork, card making etc. We are starting with knitting or bring along which every craft you are doing.
Please bring along any knitting patterns and needles you no longer use for a pattern swap and the needles can be given to anyone who would like to start OR just come along for a coffee and chat.
Please note: This is in addition to our regular Craft group meetings on the last Thursday of the month at 10.30am in Church House.