St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

News update 31st october 2020

The motto above the entrance to Edmund Hall

News from St Edmund’s Church Yeading 

It was a wonderful service of Confirmation on the 18th when our Bishop Pete was with us and confirmed 12 young disciples.  I felt it came as a real boost to us as a congregation and it was great to celebrate with them in this step of faith.  We are still enjoying the Alpha Course together – this week we discussed prayer and were challenged and reminded to be giving thanks to God, and picked up three tips on prayer: to keep it simple, to keep it honest and to keep it going.

I have just heard the sad news that Peter Owens husband to Joyce passed away today in hospital after being ill for some time.  He was 86.  Please pray for Joyce, their children and grandchildren and all the family at this time.

This Saturday October 31st our All Souls Bereavement Service will be at 4pm.  This is an event for those who have lost a loved one and is an opportunity to give thanks for their lives, receive peace and comfort from God and to remind ourselves of the living hope we have in Jesus.

On Sunday at our 10 am Eucharist we will be celebrating the Feast of All Saints.

At both of these service there is still no singing allowed.  We are keeping this under review and following the national guidance.  Thankfully, we do have music each week courtesy of both Stephen and Sue.  If for whatever reason you can’t come to church then this week’s Sunday Morning online worship can be found here.  Even if you do come, then you might want to use this page which contains videos with hymns and songs and psalms and sing along at home.

We will be admitting children to their first communion on Advent Sunday 29th November this year.  If you would like your children to be admitted please let me know their names today – this is the last call before the first preparation session on 7th November.

St Edmund’s Cycle Club will be going out this Sunday for a ride unless it’s raining hard.  Just turn up at the church just before 3pm.

There will be a Wednesday Evening Eucharist at the new time of 8 pm each week (instead of 7:45pm, in order to accommodate Scouts). 

Evening Prayer on Zoom is still on everyday (except Friday) at 5pm.  You can either just click this link. Or join using the Meeting ID: 796 5024 2062   Password: 6eUY2W

It’s fine to just tune in and listen but if you want to take part you will find it easier to download this brilliant app which gives you all the day’s readings and prayer in one place.

God bless you dear friends.

yours in Christ,



 PS. Our Sunday service continues at 10 am each Sunday morning.  All the safety measures in place can be found here.  A reminder that face-coverings are compulsory except where you have an exemption. Please do come if (and only if) you feel well and safe to do so.  Offerings can be placed in the basket at the back of church on the way in.