Church Hill, Eggbuckland, Plymouth PL6 5RN.
01752 781 564
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Welcome to St Edward’s Church

One family in Christ...for all the family: Loving, Serving, Growing

Welcome

Welcome to St Edward’s Church, Eggbuckland – a family-loving church serving the communities of Eggbuckland, Estover, Leigham, Derriford and everywhere between! If you live in the area or are just passing through we’d love to meet you. Our main service on Sunday is at 9.30am at St Edward’s or check out our monthly service for all ages at 11 am.

First time at St Edward’s? First time at church?

Welcome! Below are a few bits of information to help you if you are with us for the first time so you will know what to expect from your visit. For information about travel please click here and our about section will tell you a bit more about us and our values, our team, and some of the other things that are important to us.

What should I wear?

Most of our regulars choose to dress casually, but please wear whatever you feel comfortable in!

Who should I find if I have any questions?

When you arrive at St Edward’s you will be greeted by our welcome team who will be based at the church door. They’ll be able to help you any time during your visit.

What about my kids?

On Sunday mornings we try to make our services as accessible as possible for all. In our 9.30 services, our children join us for the first few songs at the start of the service, then they go out to a group (if they would like to) and return for Communion together – or there are some activities they can do in the pews with you. Please see one of our welcome team for activities. For further details about our children’s work, please click here.

How about buggies and wheelchairs?

Apart from a little step at the main entrance, the building can be accessed by wheelchairs and buggies. For larger wheelchairs (i.e electric or self-powered) access is through the door in the tower. Due to the pews, some of the aisles are quite narrow but ask one of our friendly welcome team and they will assist in any way they can.

Where are the loos?

You will find toilets easily signposted in the church at the back under the tower. It is a disabled-access toilet with baby-changing facilities. There are additional toilets in the church hall across the road (including a further disabled-access toilet with baby-change facilities).

What can I expect during the service itself?

The 9.30 service is fairly traditional service in feel with a mix of songs/hymns played on the organ with our choir or by other musical groups at times. Any words to say together (including hymn words) are on our screens which are placed so you can see one anywhere in the building.

Following the first few songs, there will be announcements and then the children will head to their groups while the adults spend some more time in worship. This is followed by the day’s talk after which there will be an opportunity to respond to what have you have heard.

We’d love to give everyone who attends St Edward’s the chance to be prayed for — though there is no pressure at all. If you would like to be prayed for, you will find a team ready to receive you in the chapel at the front on the right. The service leader will point this out and make it really clear for you. Sometimes you’ll find the format a little different. We assure you that you will not be made to feel embarrassed, asked to speak, identify yourself as new or made to come forward.

Services usually last 1hr 15mins with refreshments available afterward. This is often delicious home-made cake by our wonderful bakers! There is a very optional donations plate available at the hatch which has been helpful in raising money for some great projects – but please feel able to enjoy the refreshments as our gift.

How do I get more involved?

If you feel ready to make St Edward’s your home church, please speak to the service leader or Rev. Chris Routledge (01752 781564) our vicar – they will be pleased to meet with you and discuss this.

Need more info on something?

Please feel free to contact us any time by clicking here.

If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to the Acting Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR): Julian Payne 01752 344 632 or contact Diocesan Safeguarding Team through Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA): Charles Pitman 01392 345909. If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.