The church of St Edward the Confessor stands in the heart of the busy town of Romford, surrounded by its shops, houses, pubs, clubs and businesses and famous market. There has been a church here since 1410 serving what was an Essex market town and now is the bustling and vibrant place where Essex and East London meet. The parish is in the Church of England Chelmsford Diocese.
The present church was completed in 1850 on the site of the church of 1410 and it continues its ministry of worship and welcome. The church is open each day as a place for prayer and quiet. Services take place at various times during the week, and we extend a warm welcome to regular members and occasional visitors alike. The Eucharist is at the centre of our life, together with an open approach to exploring being Christians in today's world.
Our website introduces you to the life of St Edward's. In it we show you something of our history, worship, music, St Edward's Primary School and St Edward's Comprehensive School and our ministry today. We extend an invitation to you to join us. We invite you to pray for us as we seek to share the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit in Romford's town centre.
"O Sovereign God, who didst set thy servant Edward
upon the throne of an earthly kingdom
and didst inspire him with zeal for the kingdom of heaven:
grant that we may so confess the faith of Christ by word and deed,
that we may, with all thy saints, inherit thine eternal glory;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever."