LATEST NEWS AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Do you know of any children who could be interested in joining our Church Choir? There will be a Taster Day on Sunday 21 November at 10:00am. Further details from Claire Morrison, the Trebles' Trainer who can be contacted via the Parish Office.
AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ABOUT 19TH CENTURY ROMFORD - SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER
All welcome to join us for an illustrated talk by Simon Donoghue, Local History Librarian for Havering Libraries, about the changing town of Romford in the 19th Century. The talk starts at 10.30am and church will be open for teas, coffees and cake from 10am.
MESSY CHURCH - SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER
We will be holding a 'Merry Messy Church' on Saturday 20 November from 2pm-4pm. Crafts, Activities and light refreshments. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. Booking required by completing the booking form in church or emailing the Parish Office on email@example.com.
Church Services - Update November 2021
Our church is open for public worship and to visitors for private prayer on market days and on Tuesday and Thursday morning during term time. All services as shown on the Home page do not require pre-booking. Despite the lifting of all legal restrictions, we do ask you kindly to be mindful of others and observe social distancing rules while in church, where possible. Refreshments are being served after the 8am and 10am Sunday services. 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 meetings. Further details are available from Fr David via firstname.lastname@example.org.
This popular club for retired people is meeting every Thursday. Meetings are currently in Church from 1.30pm-3.30pm. 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 or just turn up on the day and speak to Teresa.
Opening of Church Building
Our church building is usually open for Private Prayer and Reflection on Market days, Wed/Fri/Sat, between 10am-2pm.
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 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.
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).
Please note that the Parish Office opening hours are 10.30am to 1pm Monday-Friday.
New: St Edward's YouTube channel:
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ST. EDWARD'S PLAYGROUP MEETS EVERY THURSDAY MORNING 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 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.