Welcome to St Edward's

St. Edward’s is an active, lively Christian Church, seeking to worship God and be a centre of community in the Dringhouses area of York. Our wide range of church services and activities, are of particular interest to families with children.

The church building is normally open 5 days a week from 10am to 4pm for visitors.  You are very welcome to visit.

If you are  thinking about coming to St Edward's; want to arrange a wedding, baptism or event please see our Contact Us page.

If you want to find out more about the uniformed groups or youth and children's groups please visit our Youth & Children page.

Our New Vicar

We're delighted to announce that our new Vicar is to be Reverend Richard Carew.

His starting day and service of installation will be announced at a later date, once it is confirmed.

He is at present working as Chaplain to Archbishop Sentamu.

We all look forward to getting to know Richard and his family in the future.

Community Matters - Let's Talk

As part of the Let's Grow initiative, we're holding a number of talks at St Edward's Church, beginning at 7pm.

The talks will address 4 main topics of interest to our community. Each talk will consist of a 20/25 minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session.

All welcome, no tickets required. Refreshments will be available after the talks.

POLITICS - Monday 19 February 2018
Challenges faced by the local community from a political perspective.
Cllrs A Reid, S Fenton, A Mason.

HEALTH - Monday 26 February 2018
Demands and concerns faced by the local community and can the Health Service address them?
Fran Raper, Practice Manager and General Medical Practitioner Partner, Dalton Terrace Surgery

CRIME - Monday 12 March 2018
What part can we play in crime prevention?
Representation from the Community Policing Team.

EDUCATION - Monday 19 March 2018
Issues faced by our young people in education.
Alison Birkinshaw OBE, Principal & Chief Executive, York College

Alpha Courses - from 17 April 2017

Do You Have You Questions about Life?

  • Do you wonder if there is more to life than this?
  • Are you curious about what Christians believe and why?
  • Who is Jesus? How can we have faith?

Try ALPHA - a series of sessions based around food, talk and conversation. No pressure, no charge.

St Edward’s will be running the first part of an Alpha course starting on the evening of April 17th for six weekly sessions.

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of Christian faith. It is for anyone who is curious to explore the big questions of life, faith and meaning.

The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Please come you will be very welcome.

The topics to be covered are:

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can I have faith?
  • Why and how should I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?

If you would like to know more contact the Parish Office.


St Edward's Story 2016/17

This booklet gives part of the story of St Edward the Confessor Church in our day.

It is a snapshot and we hope you enjoy reading it.

Our overall aim is ‘To follow Jesus always and everywhere’ so how we live, what we do away from church is just as important as what goes on here.

Click on the image below to download the booklet PDF file.

St Edward's Story 2016/17

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Christian Worship

Living our lives as Christians in the 21st Century, guided by the Bible, Church teaching, life experience, and mutual discovery.

We worship God the Father through Jesus his Son – our Saviour and Lord – enabled and guided by his Holy Spirit.

As a Church and as individuals we do our best to follow our various callings, under the Lord’s leading: worshipping, praying, and doing his work by community involvement in many ways, sharing the truth and love we receive from God.

Find out more

Sunday Services

8.30 am
First, third and fifth Sundays of the month

BCP Communion service.

8.30 am
Second and fourth Sundays of the month

Common Worship Communion service.

10.00 am
First Sunday of the month

Family Service
An all age service usually involving our music band and a whole variety of people taking part.

10.00 am
Other Sundays each month

Communion services from the Common Worship range of services, with crèche for the under-5's and children's groups taking place concurrently.

11.30 am
First Sunday of the month

If you would like to arrange a baptism please contact our parish office on 01904 709111 or parishoffice@care4free.net.

11.30 am
Third Sunday of the Month

A traditional, spoken, Book of Common Prayer communion.

6.30 pm
First Sunday of the month

Communion service with prayers for healing.

6.30 pm
Other Sundays each month

A fairly formal service from the Common Worship range, with occasional 'specials' such as Celtic Services which are advertised well in advance.

More Events…

About St Edward's

OUR VISION is to follow Jesus always and everywhere by Worshipping God. Welcoming everyone, Working for a more just world, Sharing God's love in the community and Encouraging a growing faith

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