St Edmund's Church

 

Our congregation

We are a small, long-established, Anglican church in Forest Gate, Newham.

Our worship is in the Anglo-Catholic tradition with a Sung Mass at 10am on Sundays. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is at 6pm on the first Saturday of the month.

The congregation reflects the ethnic diversity of the Borough of Newham with members from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, as well as the UK. Members contribute to ministry as servers, readers and intercessors, and in assisting at Holy Communion. 

In this area of many faiths and rich multi-culturalism, our church seeks to be a beacon of Christianity that reflects the beauty of holiness in its witness and ministry, serving God in welcoming and inclusive ways to all, irrespective of their cultural background.

Building

The building is in a busy residential road virtually equidistant between two extremely busy shopping areas. It operates as a church and community centre in a converted old vicarage which replaced a traditional Victorian church building which was no longer viable. The current building was dedicated in 1988 and subsequently remodelled in 1995 to improve accessibility.

The building is fronted by a chapel, designed by Cottrell & Vermeulen, with a single, floor-to-ceiling, pane glass window. There is a vestry and a small kitchen. The rest of the ground floor is a multifunctional area usually configured as a “lounge” and a main, larger, worship area.

To the rear of the Church is a small garden of remembrance. At the front is an area for outdoor play and a small open garden, mostly laid to gravel.

Lent 2024

 

Preparations for Easter begin with Ash Wednesday on 14th February with services at St Bart's (12.15pm) and St Mary's (6.30pm). We also have three opportunities to join our Lent Course on the Passion Gospels: Tuesdays online, Wednesday evenings and Thursday mid-morning.

 

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Holy Week and Easter 2024

 

A joint service at St Mary's at 10am on Palm Sunday 24th March begins our Holy Week journey. There is daily worship across the Parish leading to Easter Day  itself.

 

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Upcoming Events

Thursday 22nd February
12:15 pm -
Sunday 25th February
8:00 am -
10:00 am -
10:00 am -
10:00 am -
Tuesday 27th February
9:00 am -
Wednesday 28th February
6:30 pm -
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