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The Longest Night tree

The Longest Night tree

In Wednesday's quiet Christmas service, we acknowledged that Christmas is not always easy. We named our losses - loss of family members, life partners, estrangement from family, loss of employment, losses of all kinds. The tree in the Lady Chapel in St Edmund's, kept...

The  Longest Night

The Longest Night

If you're not feeling very festive this year for whatever reason, or of you just prefer a quiet service, join us on Wednesday 21st December at 7pm. On the Longest Night of the year we gather for a reflective service with music and candles as we recall the story of...

Town Carols this Sunday!

Town Carols this Sunday!

Town Carols with the Town Band are back on 18th December at 6pm. Come and join in all your favourite carols with mince pies and mulled wine too. Everyone is welcome.

St Edmund’s opens as a Warm Hub

St Edmund’s opens as a Warm Hub

From Wednesday 14th December, St Edmund's will be open as a Warm Hub twice a week - Wednesdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm. Hot drinks, newspapers, toys and comfy armchairs in a warm space are available all day, with soup on offer at lunchtime. We're offering a relaxed,...

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday starts this year with the march from the Hight Street at 10.30, followed by wreath laying, reading of names and the silence outside the church. We'll then move inside for our service. If you can't join us, it will be live streamed here. There will...

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week

St Edmund's is remembering babies we lost in pregnancy or after birth, as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week. There is a Ribbon Remembrance Tree in church, and you are invited to tie a ribbon there to remember a baby or babies. On Friday, there is a short gentle service...

St Edmund’s joins the Honest Church campaign

St Edmund’s joins the Honest Church campaign

A lot of churches don’t let on whether they are affirming and welcoming of LGBTQ+ people. Here in St Edmund's we are committed to welcoming and affirming everyone, regardless of their sexuality or gender. That's why we have become an Inclusive Church. We recognise...

Civic Service marking the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Civic Service marking the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the death of the Queen, there will be a Town Service in St Edmund's on Sunday 11th September at 10am. This service will also be on zoom - please get in touch for an invitation. To see the order of services, click below Order of service for...

Words for Worship in a time of War

Words for Worship in a time of War

Our Soul Space service in August focused on the war in Ukraine, using some worship adapted from Iona and music from Martyn Joseph, the church in Kyiv and others. You can find the liturgy and reflection below: Words for Worship Liturgy 'A time to kill?' reflection

Holiday Club

Holiday Club

Holiday Club is back for the first time since the pandemic. it promises to be its usual exciting time for primary aged children. To book a place, call Kate (details above) and complete the consent form attached to bring along with you. We'd love to see you there!...

Rector’s report for the Annual Meeting

Rector’s report for the Annual Meeting

We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and...

Annual Report

Annual Report

Our Annual Meetings are going to be held after our service on Sunday 15th May in church. Do come along the service and stay on - coffee and cake will be there to tempt us! The reports are attached here too - Sarah will bring her Rector's report on the day. Annual...

Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter

Do join us for our services as we approach Holy week and Easter - we'd love to see you with us. easter shipston 22

Praying for Ukraine

Praying for Ukraine

St Edmund's has a number of Prayer Stations in place for Ukraine - do drop in and spend some time thinking and praying and use them as best suits you. There are a variety, including some suitable for children, so everyone is welcome. In our services we will also be...