Ngaala kaaditj Noongar moort keyen kaadak nidja boodja.
We acknowledge the Noongar People as the original custodians of this land.
At St Edward’s we seek to be a place where faith and life connect in a meaningful way.
We welcome fellow-Anglicans of all traditions, Christians of all Churches, and people of other faiths or no faith.
We support the equal role of women and men in the ministry of the Church.
Here we hope that you will find a vibrant faith community which:
Draws on the richness of traditional liturgies as well as developing fresh approaches to worship and parish life.
Prizes biblical preaching, order, sound liturgy (traditional and contemporary), the riches of church music and the “BEAUTY OF HOLINESS” in worship.
Seeks to be compassionate, tolerant and non-judgmental; we are an inclusive parish where members believe that all people are important to God.
Believes that mission and social justice are important.
Continually explores ways to responsibly manage and improve our environment.
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Who was St. Edward?
St. Edward lived more than a thousand years ago in England. We celebrate his feast day on the 18th of March, the anniversary of his death. He became king at the age of 13 when his father died, but he had a rival – a half-brother – whose mother plotted to have Edward murdered.
One day, when Edward was out hunting, he visited his family members for refreshment and rest. But when a signal was given, a servant stabbed Edward in the back. He tried to escape, but slipped from his horse as he rode away, and was dragged painfully along until the knife-wound and the head injuries killed him. He was still in his teens. Edward’s hostile family tried to keep his profile low even in death, but they did not succeed.
Stories arose about a heavenly light shining on the young King’s humble grave. Many miracles were reported from people who went to visit Edward’s grave. People remembered him as good young man, cruelly and unjustly killed, and began to look on him as a saint. His body was later given a proper resting-place in Shaftesbury Abbey.