SUNDAY Services this week: 11AM Eucharist; NO Choral Evensong THIS WEEK.

11am Said Eucharist. All normal Covid precautions. Please inform the Vicar if you wish to attend this Service:
The Reverend Canon Stewart List 07794157604
Order of Service. Propers.
This is not a “Zoom Service”, but those who are staying home may like to observe the service by joining a meeting at our usual Zoom address which will include a live feed from St Edward’s:
6.30pm Choral Evensong. Order of Service.

During Covid

As well as the services above we 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), 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. 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 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).


Our Sunday morning Family Service is currently a Said Eucharist (Holy Communion) at 11am with an anthem and hymns sung by the choir, but no congregational singing. Full Choral Evensong is sung every Sunday at 3.15pm, with no congregational singing. Normal (non-covid) services.


The Cafe now meets online (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. 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. 13 member groups rehearse and perform here regularly, though some have currently suspended meetings. 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.

The Covid Pandemic initially brought the work to a halt, but it soon became apparent that some of the less ambitious aspects of the plans had become much more important. In particular, a one-way system was needed for both church and community room, and the latter required a proper all-access path to allow routine use of the rear exit. This was achieved during the summer of 2020. 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
Further details of the project and changes due to Covid.


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


Fri 15 Oct 2021. 10.30am. St Edward's Community Room. Creative Writing: Claire Syder.
Sat 16 Oct 2021. 9.00am. Zoom. Zoom Morning Prayer.
Morning Prayer with Rev Ruth Coombs – all welcome .
Sat 16 Oct 2021. 11.00am. St Edward's. Coffee Concert.
Sun 17 Oct 2021. 11.00am. St Edward's Church. Sung Eucharist.
Sun 17 Oct 2021. 6.30pm. St Edward's Church. Choral Evensong.
Sun 17 Oct 2021. 8.15pm. St Edward's Church. Opera in Situ.
Mon 18 Oct 2021. 11.00am. St Edward's Church. WIAV Teaching Session.
Mon 18 Oct 2021. 7.00pm. St Edward's Church. Jazz Workshop (Julian Martin).
Mon 18 Oct 2021. 7.30pm. Zoom. Knitting and Crochet.
Tue 19 Oct 2021. 2.00pm. St Edward's Community Room. CRMS Equipment Maintenance.
Tue 19 Oct 2021. 2.00pm. Zoom. Forget Me Not Cafe.
Day Club for people with memory problems and their carers. Meets weekly.
Wed 20 Oct 2021. 10.15am. St Edward's Church. Holy Eucharist.
Wed 20 Oct 2021. 2.00pm. St Edward's Church. U3A Recorders.
Wed 20 Oct 2021. 7.00pm. St Edward's Church. South Wales Clarinet Choir.
Wed 20 Oct 2021. 7.25pm. St Edward's Community Room. Cardiff Recorded Music Society.
Thu 21 Oct 2021. 1.30pm. St Edward's Church. Penylan Singers Community Choir.
Thu 21 Oct 2021. 8.00pm. St Edward's Church. Church Choir Practice.
Fri 22 Oct 2021. 10.30am. St Edward's Community Room. Creative Writing: Claire Syder.
Fri 22 Oct 2021. 7.15pm. St Edward's Community Room. Roath Park District Rangers.

News & Photographs

18 Sept 2021 Coffee Concerts Return.
31 August 2021 ForgetMeNot Return to Church .
August 2021 ForgetMeNot "Our Tomatoes".
4 June 2021 Foundation Stone Centenary.
1 June 2021 ForgetMeNot "Joyful June".
8 May 2021 Bird and Bat Boxes.
5 May 2021 Grow Wild Blog.
4 May 2021 ForgetMeNot 4th Birthday.
27 March 2021 "Skip out of Lockdown".
March 2021 ForgetMeNot St David's Day .
February 2021 ForgetMeNot & Friends Amaryllis.
January 2021 ForgetMeNot & Friends Signs of Spring.

Letters & Sermons

News Archive


Newsletters 1976 to present.
Concerts 1974 to present.
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


Thank you to Bishop June for helping us celebrate 50 years since the building of the nave, and the consecration of the completed church.

GARDENING as Therapy

Using the new tools and equipment. All the work has been made possible with the support of a grant of £1000 from Age Cymru.

Grow Wild Blog: Really great blog about our Gardening as Therapy project and Forget Me Nots on the Grow Wild website! From an interview with Kathie. Take a look.


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


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.


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.


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

Pope Francis

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


Coffee concerts on third Saturday mornings (except August) have now restarted. Spring Concerts, Piano Recitals & Jazz Month may be back soon. More


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

Harvest Thanksgiving

Lovely Floral Pedestal, 3 Oct 2021

Coffee Concerts Return

Elizabeth Williams (piano) and David Lewis (violin), 18 Sept 2021

Forget Me Not

Return to Church! Photos, 31 August 2021

Forget Me Not

Theme for August: Our Tomatoes. Photos, August 2021

New Bench

Creating a garden is believing in tomorrow, 27 July 2021

Forget Me Not

Celebrating Gill and Joes 60th Anniversary. Photos, 29 June 2021


Cardiff Friendly Strings return to St Edwards, 19 June 2021


Foundation Stone 1921. Details, 4 June 2021

Forget Me Not

Joyful June. Photos, June 2021

Bird & Bat Boxes

Sunday School put up bird and bat boxes. Photos, 8th May 2021

Forget Me Not Cafe

Fourth Birthday. Photos, 4th May 2021

Forget Me Not

Easter Bonnets. 6th April 2021

Clearing Grounds

Skip out of Lockdown. Photos, 27th March 2021

Forget Me Not

Signs of Spring. Photos, January 2021

Apple Trees

Planting Apple Trees. Photos, 7th December, 2020

Forget Me Not

Richard, William and Elizabeth entertaining Forget Me Not Cafe. Photos, 27th October, 2020

Autumn Colours

Forget Me Not Photographs. Photos, October, 2020

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


VJ Day ForgetMeNot Style, 11th August, 2020


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


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

Piano Recital

Daniel Nicholson, 8th March, 2020


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.


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


Entertainment by Harmoni Cymru, 25th February, 2020


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