Church Hill, Eggbuckland, Plymouth PL6 5RN.
01752 781 564
parishadmin@stedwards.church

Category: Season

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

Yew Tree Planting at St Edwards

On Saturday 8th April, a yew tree sapling was planted by our vicar Chris Routledge and our associate minister, Keith Murphy. The sapling was grown from a cutting taken from a certified 2000 year old tree in the churchyard of St. Margaret the Queen’s Church, Buxted, East Sussex.  Hundreds of cuttings were taken during the…
Read more

Operation Christmas Child – Samaritan’s Purse

On 6th November we will be collecting our shoeboxes together at St Edward’s ready for delivery to the central co-ordinator in Plymouth.  It is not too late to put a shoebox together – if you would like more information take a look at the Samaritan’s Purse website. Last year we sent 100 boxes that had…
Read more

Calling All 0-4 Year Olds

As the EddyBears team prepare to end another year of children’s and families work, they are already planning for next term and beyond.  If you are between 0-4 years old and responsible for an adult, why not bring them along at 9.15am every Monday during term time. There are always healthy snacks, drinks, stories, songs…
Read more

Thy Kingdome Come: Friday

Friday: Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, Today is our final day of these special blog posts for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – only a few days to Pentecost! We hope you have found them helpful and might be able to join us or a church near you for this special day. The Lord’s…
Read more

Thy Kingdom Come: Thursday

Thursday: and forgive us our sins, as we forgive  those who sin against us. One of the most surprising stories that Jesus told was about a man who had borrowed lots of money. I mean a lot of money from a wealthy person.  When it came time to pay the money back, he went to…
Read more

Thy Kingdom Come: Wednesday

Wednesday: Give us today our daily bread. Have you ever asked for something and that person – particularly if you were a child and that person was your parent – have said no? Why do you think they said no? It is not because they don’t love you or want what is best for you, in…
Read more

Thy Kingdom Come: Tuesday

Tuesday: Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Yesterday we considered that the special prayer that Jesus gave his disciples – The Lord’s Prayer – not only gives us the words to say when we pray but it also teaches us about prayer. We also learnt that the beginning and ending…
Read more

Thy Kingdom Come: Monday

Monday: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, …..for the kingdom, the power  and the glory are Yours, now and forever. Amen This week is a special week: You have probably heard of Christmas and Easter being really big celebrations for Christians but another festival, called Pentecost is also a really important festival when we remember…
Read more

Archbishops Call for ‘Great Wave of Prayer’ for Evangelism During Pentecost

Jesus Christ calls every person to follow him. As Christians it’s our duty and joy to share that invitation. That’s why the Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting every church in England to join a week of prayer this Pentecost, from 8-15th May — let’s pray for every Christian to receive new confidence and joy…
Read more

Call Nothing Unclean

Our bible readings for Sunday: Acts 11:1-18 1The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him 3and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.” 4Starting from the beginning,…
Read more

Easter in Sofia

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! It is not actually Easter for another few weeks for the Orthodox Church in Bulgaria, but for the ex-pat community and other non-Orthodox congregations who worship in Sofia, today was most definitely Easter Day.  In the “Annunciation of the Lord” chapel on Oborishte 5, the English speaking community of Anglicans, Methodists, Episcopalians, Roman…
Read more

Alleluia, Christ is Risen!

5 The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: “He has risen from the dead and…
Read more

The Burial of Christ

38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 39 He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of…
Read more

The Death of Christ

28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the…
Read more

The Crucifixion

16 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each side and Jesus in the middle.  (John…
Read more

Good Friday, 2016

It’s a chilly but bright day and I find myself back in Pernik. Generally, when you say to a Bulgarian that you live here, their immediate and constant retort is, “Why Pernik?”. To be fair, it is never going to win Bulgaria in Bloom, or indeed could ever be described as attractive! The saying goes,…
Read more

Jesus Before Pilate

14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon. ‘Here is your king,’ Pilate said to the Jews. 15 But they shouted, ‘Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!’ ‘Shall I crucify your king?’ Pilate asked. ‘We have no king but Caesar,’ the chief priests answered. 16 Finally Pilate handed him over…
Read more

Welcome to Tearfund’s John Appleton

On 20th March we welcome John Appleton of Tearfund to our Morning Service. He will be talking about Tearfund’s educational initiatives to raise awareness of people trafficking and their attempts to prevent it, especially amongst children. The following excerpts of a case study illustrate how heart-wrenching the problem is. The story is told by a…
Read more

Mardi Gras…..sort of!

So, I know Matdi Gras is usually the day before Ash Wednesday, but in Venlo, the Netherlands, the carnival was cancelled due to bad weather. Now on the first weekend of March it is rescheduled and it is no less impressive for the delay. From 1pm the carnival procession weaved around the centre of the…
Read more