The Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral 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...

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Web Team

A small team of parishioners maintains and improves the parish website. Most of the work is performed remotely with occasional meetings in the parish house. More volunteers are welcome. Webmaster: coulsdonwebmaster@rcaos.org.uk.

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Floating Shelter

Croydon Churches’ Floating Shelter… offering hope to the homeless through faith in action. During the winter months the various churches of Croydon work together to offer accommodation and meals to people who would otherwise be on the street. The shelter ‘floats’ from one centre to another, with guests staying at...

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Youth Ministry

The St Aidan’s Youth Ministry team is a group of parishioners formed in response to Pope Francis’s call: “The Church has decided to examine herself on how she can lead young people to recognise and accept the call to the fullness of life and love, and to ask young people...

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Parish Pastoral Development Group

This group has been formed to discuss the longer-term development of the parish mission and vision. The group meets monthly and is working to establish parish priorities and consider how the parish can collectively build a Christ-centred, vibrant and engaging community. Contact: Gerry O’Donnell (odonnellgerry@outlook.com).

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Gerry O’Donnell

I have been a parishioner at St Aidan’s since I married my wife, Janet, in St Aidan’s church thirty three years ago. Our three children all went to St Aidan’s Primary School. I am a special minister of the Eucharist and a regular sacristan at the 6:00pm Saturday Mass.Twelve years...

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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...

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14th Coulsdon Guides

We are currently recruiting new members and Girl Guides is opened to girls from the age of 10 yrs+. Our meetings are every week during term-time at the Parish Centre. Activities include badge work (e.g. first aid), team challenges, outdoor cooking, adventure and international travel. If interested and would like...

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14th Coulsdon Brownies and Guides

Brownies are for girls aged between 7 and 10. The group is part of Girlguiding UK and meets in the parish hall on Monday evenings in term time from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. As demand is high, we recommend putting girls’ names down early. Please contact Kirsten Flett to add your...

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