Welcome to St. Aidan's.

If you have found this website we would like to greet you in the words of Jesus when after his resurrection he said, “Peace be with you.”  St. Aidan’s parish covers most of Coulsdon and is in the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. We have a primary school which serves the families of our parish a well as the families of St. Mary’s, Old Coulsdon. We hope you find that this website gives you some information about our Catholic community and its activities as well as inviting you to visit and make yourself known. When Jesus first met two people who were later to become disciples he responded to their enquiry as to where he lived by saying, “Come and see” (Jn 1:39) . He could have given them the address of his house or drawn a map but instead he gave them an invitation which was the beginning of friendship between them. The purpose of this website is not just to impart useful information but more importantly to invite you to “come and see”.

Father Peter Mansfield

Parish Priest: Fr. Peter Mansfield. Fr. Peter was born in Sutton of Irish parents but grew up in Ireland in the town of Fermoy, Co. Cork. He was educated by the Presentation Sisters and Christian Brothers until he moved to London at the age of fourteen. He completed his secondary school education at Wimbledon College, […]

Gerry O’Donnell

I have been a parishioner at Saint Aidan’s since I married my wife, Janet, in Saint Aidan’s church thirty three years ago. Our three children all went to Saint Aidan’s primary school. I am a special minister of the Eucharist and a regular sacristan at the 6pm Saturday Mass.Twelve years ago I joined the HCPT […]

The Parish Council

The Parish Council is a consultative and advisory body made up of elected parishioners and exists primarily to support the parish priest in the running of the parish. The council meets every two months and the minutes are posted on the notice board in the church hall. Its members are: Gerry O’Donnell, Bridget Hanlon, Karen […]