• May2021

    The Premises Team are a small dedicated group of volunteers who take care of all aspects of health and safety and the maintenance of the church building, the hall and the grounds. One of their activities is to organise a monthly “Task Force”. This presents all parishioners to give a...

  • Apr2021

    The Parish Pastoral Council held its third Zoom meeting of the year on 8th April; we began as usual with an opening prayer. We reviewed the arrangements for the Good Friday and Easter Services, in particular the booking system and stewarding. We are delighted to report how smoothly the process...

  • Feb2021

    The Parish Pastoral Council held its second Zoom meeting of the year on 18th February; we began as usual with an opening prayer. We discussed the reopening of the church for public worship from Monday 22nd. We agreed on a gradual and phased reopening as we are not sure what...

  • From Monday 22 February the church will once again be open for Mass. Here is a reminder of the arrangements: Bring a mask and wear it at all times in church covering your nose and mouth. Wrap up warm — the church doors have to remain open even in the...

  • Parish Accounts 2020

    February 13, 2021

    Accounts Summary for the Year Ended 31 December 2020 Peter McFall, our parish treasurer, writes: You can download a copy of the 2020 income and expenditure report by clicking here. It was a very difficult year but, in spite of a drop in normal parish income of nearly 19%, we...

  • Jan2021

    The PPC held an additional meeting to discuss the current arrangements for the church. In last weekend’s newsletter and at Mass everyone in the parish was invited by Fr Peter to make their views known about the current arrangements in church. We spoke to, or received emails from, about 70...

  • On Peace Sunday this year, Pope Francis asks us to think about ‘A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’. In his message Pope Francis says: “How many resources are spent on weaponry, especially nuclear weapons, that could be used for more significant priorities such as ensuring the safety...

  • Dear sisters & brothers, ‘Stay at home’ is the best advice in the current circumstances with Covid rapidly spreading. St Aidan’s will open this weekend for those who turn up but will close from Monday 11th January for the time being. The third ‘lockdown’ in England began on Wednesday 6th...

  • Senior council figures have today issued an urgent warning to all residents to beware a new, covid-linked phishing scam which insidiously targets the elderly and vulnerable in an attempt to steal money from their bank accounts. The scam sends a text message to a person’s phone, saying that they need...

  • Dec2020

    The Parish Pastoral Council held it’s final Zoom Meeting of the year on the 3rd December. We began as usual with an opening prayer. We reviewed in detail the arrangements for Christmas Masses. We then reviewed our financial position and it remains a concern, obviously our offertory collection is still...