Welcome to St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes.
Do explore our website to see who we are and what's happening in our church & community.
This week we are praying especially for all those who are ill, those who are isolated and the heroes in our NHS who are working so hard to keep us healthy and save lives.
Check out the Digital Resources Tab for online worship resources including a live-streamed service from the Archbishop of York.
The Worship at Home tab has a set of resources for Sunday.
You will also find children's resources on the Sunday Groups tab in the Children's and Youth Menu.
OVERCOMING CORONAVIRUS COVID19
Do not fear.
“Since the children have flesh and blood, he [that is Jesus] too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” Hebrews 2:14-15
We do not want to be slaves to the fear of death. Most people who contract this virus will recover quickly. In any case, our hope is not only for this life but for eternity, so we do not need to live in fear and panic.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Please pray for peace and hope in our nation and truth and balance in our media. Pray that people are kind and generous to others. Pray for healing for those who are ill and protection for the vulnerable. Pray for all who are working to keep us healthy and those providing goods and services.
Pray in your homes, with your families. Join us in praying morning and evening prayer wherever you are. Even though you won't hear the bell ringing from the church for a while, be assured that we are all praying from our homes.
Care for One Another.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” I John 4:7
We want to care for those infected and those who are in a high-risk group who choose to isolate. Tell us so we can care for you. We may not be able to visit, but we can deliver food and stay in touch by phone. Check out the website www.stedmundschurch.com for updates. If you would like to sign up for a regular mailing please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Take sensible precautions.
“But we prayed to our God and posted a guard” Nehemiah 4:9
We want to do what we can to prevent spread to particularly vulnerable people in our congregation. This may seem over-cautious now but it is good practice to ease the burden on our healthcare systems and to save lives. So, following advice from PHE and directives from the Archbishops and Bishops:
Public worship will have to cease for the time being. This includes both Sunday services and midweek services and groups. As of 23rd March all Church buildings in London are now closed.
There are more resources now on this website including a sermon page and digital resources such as links to live-streamed services to help us continue in our corporate worship even when we cannot be physically present.
We can still worship God in our homes, and support and care for one another and for our neighbours.
Sunday 5th April 2020 Palm Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms: Readings: Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2,19-end
Liturgy of the Passion: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-18; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:end
Last year we had a wonderful pilgrimage to St Edmund Hall in Oxford, see the tab above for more photos:
Whom to contact:
Vicar: The Rev'd Peter Mackenzie
0208 561 2510
Associate Priest: Fr Ken Buckler
Pastoral Assistant: Debbie Pugh 01895 635936
Tina Russell 07947210417
Deputy Church Warden:
John Fletcher 07527518892
Hall Bookings: Samantha Jones 07914 307826
At St Edmund's we care deeply about the well-being and safety of all our young people. Our safeguarding policy and team are displayed at the back of church and can be found on the "Safeguarding" tab at the top of this page.
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