St Edmund's

We are a multi-ethnic all-age congregation where everyone is welcomed and included in the life of our church.

Quotes from members:

"When I first came to church I felt although I'd left home, I had come back home, because it was so welcoming" - Thelma (who came from Barbados in 1965)

"St. Ed's has always been mission minded. A number of people have gone to work in the mission field" - Shirley

"After losing my husband I was invited to the Coffee Morning at St. Ed's, and then to the Sunday morning congregation, and now I'm a different woman!' - Doreen

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St Edmund's

Our Parish

St Edmund's Parish covers part of Whalley Range and the Alexandra Park Estate in Moss Side. Our northern boundary is Moss Lane West, our southern boundary is Brantingham Road. We are in a United Benefice with the parish of St. James' with St. Clement's Moss Side.

Church Services

Our main English Language service is at 10:30am on a Sunday morning. Twice a month this is a Holy Communion service.

At St Edmund's, our style of worship is broadly evangelical, based around C.of E. Common Worship, with bible-based teaching to encourage us to show the love of God in our community. We sing a range of traditional and contemporary hymns and songs, led by the Music Group and organist.

We start off all together and then most weeks children move to a separate room for age-appropriate teaching and activities (see Growing section). Occasionally we all stay together for all-age-worship.

Twice a month we have Prayer Meetings on a Sunday Evening, occasionally with a simple shared Communion.

Recordings of recent sermons are on the 'Growing' page.

Here is a recent livestream of a service. To make it full-screen click the 'play' symbol then the [ ] symbol in the bottom right corner.

St. Edmund's is family of people from many nations, and as well as Sunday services we have -

all groups suspended

for the time being, due to the lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Place of Welcome

A Place of Welcome session takes place every Tuesday at 10.00am at St James'. Place of Welcome is a national initiative designed to be a place where people can meet and socialise. Its main aim is to provide fellowship and combat loneliness.

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Mother's Union

The Mothers' Union for both St Edmund's and St James' meets regularly for branch meetings.

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Thursday Home Group & Bible Study

Online home group led by Carol Smith.

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Coffee Morning

A lively group meeting on Wednesdays at 10:30am at St Edmund's, with a programme of bible study and a variety of talks. The coffee morning has a program of alternating Bible Studies and other activities or talks.

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Pastoral care

"they'll know we are Christian by our love ..."

It is part of our calling as Christians to care for people, both those within our local Christian community and across our parishes.

Jackie Dixon is a member of St Edmund's and helps to coordinate pastoral care.

Contact Jackie

Supporting Mission Partners

Tearfund

Christians who are passionate about ending poverty. Tearfund work to support people in severe need and in many ways. Visit their website below and do contact Janet Palmer who is our link with Tearfund.

Tearfund website

CMS - Church Mission Society

Lynn Treneary serves in Maridi, South Sudan through CMS and St Edmund's and St James support them in prayer and mission giving.

Wycliffe Bible Translators

We support Alex and Jean Agha-Khan working for Wycliffe Associates translating the Bible into Pakistani Punjabi.

We also support smaller projects across the world-

House of Joshua in the Philippines

A hospital in Nigeria

A school in Uganda

A school in Pakistan

A church community project in Jamaica

and many other personal interests.

Janet Palmer is the contact for all our mission support at St Edmund's

Contact Janet

Teaching on Sundays

During the feast days and major Christian festivals and seasons like Lent and Advent we follow set readings (the 'lectionary') and at other times of the year we have a teaching series - this is common to all our congregations.

Here are recordings of recent sermons:

Sunday 22nd November

10:30am : Online Service via YouTube with Grace Thomas

Sunday 15th November

10:30am : Online Service via YouTube with Sachin Awale

Sunday 8th November

10:30am : Online Service via YouTube with Addy Lazz-Onyenobi

Sunday 1st November

10:30am : Morning Worship with Tony Hardy

Sunday 25th October

10:30am : Holy Communion with Grace Thomas

Sunday 18th October

10:30am : Morning Worship

 

Online Bible Study

Join us via Zoom as we share in studying a bible passage each week.

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Advent Course

Excellent 4-week course on traditional advent themes with an emphasis on watching, waiting and listening.

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Online Sunday School

Clare is doing Sunday School by Zoom at 2pm & 4pm every Sunday.

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Buildings and Facilities

St Edmunds Congregations meet for worship in a building which was once the church halls.

We have the main church area which is carpetted and has moveable chairs so the layout is flexible. This is used for worship on Sundays but may also be used for community meetings midweek.

There is a hall which has a hard floor and is suitable for parties etc, and a lounge which is carpetted and has soft furnishing. The hall and lounge have a sliding partition between them and can be joined to form one large space.

A kitchen serves the main church area and the lounge through serving hatches.

The building has Wi-Fi and the main church area has audio and video facilities with a large screen.

Individual rooms and the whole building may be hired.

Contact us about Room Hire

 

St. Mary's Primary School

St. Mary's Church of England Primary School, Moss Side, although named after the long-gone parish of St. Mary's, is within the parish of St. Edmund's and linked to our church. St. Edmund's appoints the Foundation Governors, and this helps the school maintain it's distinctive Christian character, whilst at the same time serving the needs of pupils from many different religious and cultural backgrounds.

In St. Mary's pupils are able to explain how key Christian values relate to their rights and responsibilities, and these values are evident across the curriculum and in the daily life of the school. The achievement and progress of pupils from their starting points is exceptionally high. 

The daily act of collective worship is central to the life of the school and all members of the school community play an enthusiastic part. The themes chosen are planned around the seasons of the church year, religious festivals and key events. The school’s deep commitment to the UNICEF Children’s Charter of Rights is skilfully linked to Christian values and experience, producing worship which is inspiring and engaging.

All leaders consistently articulate and embody a deeply held Christian vision for the children to be ‘the best they can be’. This is based on a ‘can do’ philosophy which recognises every child as precious in God’s sight. As a result, the whole community has an absolute belief in every child’s potential to achieve exceptionally well. 

The school has developed an effective link with Mumbai in India via the Concerns Universe Foundation. Together with other work such as Fairtrade and Changeover Day, teachers are ensuring that the children have a rounded understanding both of the diversity in their own community, and of global concerns, including empowering women and children in Mumbai.

For more information please follow the link to the school website:

St. Mary's C.of E. Primary School, Moss Side

How to find us
Join us at:
St Edmund's Church
Alexandra Road South
Whalley Range
Manchester
M16 8EZ
This week @ St Edmund's
Sunday 29th November
10:30am
Online Service via YouTube at St Edmund's, St James'
2:00pm
Online Sunday School at St Edmund's, Grace, St James'
Wednesday 2nd December
7:30pm
Advent Course at St Edmund's, St James'
Thursday 3rd December
7:00pm
Thursday Home Group & Bible Study at St Edmund's, St James'