A recent Thought for the Day from Bishop Philip North helps us prepare for the feast of Corpus Christi.
If you wish to attend, you will need to register via EventBrite – https://bit.ly/3sML6Rg – it is a free event but ticketed.
In February 2022, when the plinths were removed at the west end of the church, an excavation report was completed. I have added the report to this website for any historians, now or in the future, who may be interested. I have also saved the document in the Church History tab of this site. Please be aware that this is a large document. You can view the report here:
The Lord is Risen. Alleluia. We are now in Eastertide. It was lovely to meet everyone at church on Easter Sunday. Services at St. Edmund’s remain at their usual times:
11 AM Sunday – Sung Mass
12:15 PM Wednesday – Mass
For anyone wanting to know more about the crucifixion, the Society have produced the video below:
For anyone wanting to know more about the resurrection, the video below has been produced:
The church AGM will take place on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at the church. Please come if you are able.
Holy Week starts this Sunday (10th April 2022), which is Palm Sunday. The Palm Sunday Mass will be celebrated by Rt Revd Martin Gorick, Bishop of Dudley.
Holy week is the most sacred week in the Christian year. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our Holy Week services. Holy Week at St. Edmund’s can be viewed here:
This Sunday, 3rd April 2022, is Passion Sunday, and Passiontide begins.
Services through Passiontide remain at their usual times:
11 AM Sundays – Sung Mass
12:15 PM Wednesdays – Mass
On Palm Sunday, 10th April 2022, Rt Revd Martin Gorick, the Bishop of Dudley, will celebrate the Mass, and will start our journey through Holy Week. Please make every effort to attend church on Palm Sunday, both to support the bishop, and to receive your palm crosses.
On Good Friday, 15th April 2022, we have the following two services:
10 AM Stations of the Cross
3 PM Liturgy of the Day
On Holy Saturday, 16th April 2022, we have the following service:
7 PM Easter Vigil
On Easter Sunday, 17th April 2022, Mass will be at the usual time of 11 AM.
Everyone is welcome at our Lent, Passiontide and Easter services.
As the war in Ukraine continues, we may be asking ourselves what we can do to help. Bishop John wishes to draw our attention to the following actions we can take:
and this prayer for world peace can also be prayed:
2. Give. There are two safe and secure ways where your gift can support those most in need: https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal & https://ukraine-emergency-appeal.raisely.com/. Please avoid organising charitable collection of toys, clothes and bedding as this is often inappropriate and not what is most needed.
3. Act. Following a great deal of pressure – not least from Lords Spiritual – on Monday the Government announced a scheme for welcoming Ukrainian refugees. Many church people will want to play their part in offering hospitality. A Government FAQ and registration of interest form are now live. You can also register your interest as a potential sponsor at Sanctuary Foundation.
More information is available here: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/community-action/war-ukraine-responding