St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

News update 19th September 2020

The motto above the entrance to Edmund Hall

News from St Edmund’s Church Yeading for Sunday 20th September 2020

Immediately after the 10 am Eucharist on Sunday this week is our Annual Meeting.  It comes a few months later than usual (due to lockdown).  We need to nominate and elect our Churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives.  In order to do that nomination forms need to be completed and can be found here along with a draft agenda.  So if you feel that is how God is calling you to serve your church get someone to nominate and second you and email me or bring it along on Sunday.  It may be that God nudges you to propose to someone else that they might be called, so why not ask if you can nominate them.  Happily both Tina and John have indicated to me that they are willing to stand again as Churchwardens.  

Several people have now signed up for our Online Alpha course which begins this Thursday 24th September t 7:30pm using Zoom and online videos.  It is still not too late to join us or to invite a friend.  Just follow the link above for more information about the course or this link to sign up. 

Our confirmation service is now going to be at 10 am on the morning of Sunday 18th October (please note the change of time).  As this is part of our regular worship we are not now limited on numbers.

The Ven Catherine Pickford our new Archdeacon will be coming to our service here at St Edmund’s on 4th October. 

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.  We did have a discussion about whether we could now have a choir singing but on reflection decided not to do that just yet until everyone feels safer about doing that.

If for whatever reason you can’t come to church then this week’s Sunday Morning online worship can be found here

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.

Wednesday Evening Eucharist continues each week at 7:45pm. 

PS. In case you missed it last week, we will be welcoming a new curate here at St Edmund's from next summer.  Vanessa Thornborough will be ordained at the Petertide ordinations at the end of June 2021 and Bishop Pete has asked me to be her Training Incumbent.  She will be with us for the following three years.  Vanessa and her husband John already live locally and have for years been members at St Joseph the Worker, where she has served in a number of roles including as Churchwarden.  She is looking forward to joining us in due course.