St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

News update 29th November 2020

The motto above the entrance to Edmund Hall

News from St Edmund’s Church Yeading 

This week, we enter a new season and a new liturgical year as Advent is upon us. 

Stephen has found this link to a beautiful Advent Carol Service which you can watch here:

and if you want to follow along you can find the order of service here:


Our worship tomorrow Advent Sunday is online and can be found here.


We also start a new phase of life as lockdown 2.0 finishes and tier 2 under the government’s Covid 19 Winter Plan begins.  So there is a lot of change but God’s love and his promises remain the same.


We are allowed to hold public worship in church from this Wednesday 2nd December, so there will be a eucharist this Wednesday evening at 8pm, and next Sunday there will be a service at 10am.


Because of lockdown we moved our PCC meeting from last Tuesday to Tuesday 8th December.  The agenda will be sent out this week and we will be able to hold it as last time with a mix of in-person and online platforms.  If you would like to be one of the five people in the vicarage please let me know.


Sadly, because we are in tier 2 we won’t be able to have our Christmas Fayre next Saturday as we had hoped, but I hope we will be able to do something in the new year.


Even in the midst of lockdown Evening Prayer continues on Zoom 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.



yours in Christ,




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If you didn’t manage to do your Christmas shopping yet and you can’t face the thought of the crush in the shops after 2nd of December you are probably going to do it online.  In which case, please do sign up for the easyfundraising app here today. It works on your mobile or on a computer.  Every penny you spend on shopping from over 4,200 retailers raises needed funds for the church at no expense to you. 


Lidl's new 'Teaming up to Tackle Hunger' campaign has now launched, and St Edmund’s foodbank is the confirmed charity partner for: Lidl Hayes Central Avenue, Lidl London North Greenford, Lidl London Northolt.  It will be promoted in all stores from Thursday, 12th November. Throughout the 4-week campaign, shoppers in your local store will be encouraged to pick up a flyer to donate one of 5 products (rice, UHT milk, muesli, chopped tomatoes or tinned tuna), and scan it at the till to donate to your organisation. Early next year, all of these donations will be added up and the products will be matched in quantity by Lidl. God bless you dear friends.