Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford St. Edmund, Chingford

General Information

Tradition and worship style

St Edmund’s is generally Liberal Catholic in outlook, with a central style of worship.

Our emphasis is on proclaiming the saving victory of God’s love for all without condition.

We seek to be an open, welcoming and inclusive church. We allow divorced persons to be married in church, and do not impose conditions on those who come seeking to have their children baptised. The Chingford Anglican Churches are supportive of those in gay and lesbian relationships and specifically join together for a service once a year to celebrate them.

Admission to Holy Communion

You may receive communion at St Edmund's, if

- you are a member of the Church of England and have been confirmed by a bishop (or receive communion in your own church)

- you are a baptised member of another church (which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity) and would normally receive communion in your church