First Sunday in Lent

services this week:

Wednesday 1st March

7.30 pm Holy Communion, with Imposition of Ashes


Friday  3rd March 2017

10.30 am

BCP Holy Communion

5.30 pm Meditation group


Sunday 5th March

11 am

CW Holy Communion

followed by Lenten Discussion Group 12.30 – 1.30pm

looking at  Rowan Williams: Being Christian.

5 pm

Contemplative Eucharist, with Icons.

Evening Icon Meditations

Sundays in Lent at 5 pm

During the six weeks of Lent we will be offering a series of meditations on icons at the 5 pm service. We will discuss the use of the image in worship and incorporate the icons into our Eucharistic and contemplative services.

Ash Wednesday

on 1st March at 7.30 pm there will be a service to mark the beginning of Lent with the institution of ashes.

Sunday before Lent services

Friday 24th February

10.30 am

BCP Communion

5.30 pm


Sunday 26th February

11 am

CW Communion

5 pm

Contemplative Eucharist

Services this week 2nd before Lent

Friday 17th February

10.30 am BCP Communion

Alan Cole


Sunday 19th February

11 am CW Communion

Mark Scarlata

5 pm Contemplative Eucharist

Mark Scarlata

services this week

Friday 10th February

10.30 am BCP Communion

Alan Cole


Sunday 12th February


11 am CW communion

President and Preacher Rowan Williams


5 pm Contemplative Eucharist

President and Preacher Matthias Grebe

telephone number for ‘Mariner’ book launch

further information: as well as booking a ticket online through eventbrite, it is also possible to ring this number for a ticket:

01223 463 200

We hope to see many St Edwardians there!

Services this week

Friday 3rd February 2017

10.30 am BCP Communion

5.30 pm Meditation


Sunday 5th February

8 am BCP Communion

11 am   CW Communion

5 pm Meditative Eucharist

Malcolm Guite’s book launch – further details

Malcolm’s book on SJ Coleridge – “Mariner” will be launched in Cambridge at Heffers bookshop at 6.30pm.

Tickets are free but essential: they can be booked on line at


unfortunately it is no longer possible to book at Heffers in person.

Book launch – Malcolm Guite

on Thursday 9th February 6pm at Heffers Bookshop,

Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Book by Malcolm Guite
“A new biography of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, shaped and structured around the story he himself tells in his most famous poem, ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.

Though the ‘Mariner’ was written in 1797 when Coleridge was only twenty-five, it was an astonishingly prescient poem. As Coleridge himself came to realise much later, this tale – of a journey that starts in high hopes and good spirits, but leads to a profound encounter with human fallibility, darkness, alienation, loneliness and dread, before coming home to a renewal of faith and vocation – was to be the shape of his own life. In this rich new biography, academic, priest and poet Malcolm Guite draws out how with an uncanny clarity, image after image and event after event in the poem became emblems of what Coleridge was later to suffer and discover.

Of course ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is more than just an individual’s story: it is also a profound exploration of the human condition and, as Coleridge says in his gloss, our ‘loneliness and fixedness’. But the poem also offers hope, release, and recovery; and Guite also draws out the continuing relevance of Coleridge’s life and writing to our own time.”