Croydon Churches’ 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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Money Counters

There is a rota of people who work in pairs to count the weekly church collections. Each pair is on duty about once every two months. Counting day varies from Sunday to Wednesday depending on what day and time the team find convenient. New people are welcome to join the...

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200 Club

This group exists to raise money for the parish by means of a lottery, in accordance with the requirements of the Small Societies Lottery regulations. It consists of a maximum of 200 members who pay an annual subscription, which enters them into a monthly draw at which one member wins...

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Church Cleaning Group

Volunteers work together on the cleaning of the church. Volunteers give as much time as they can spare. Tag teaming works best with two volunteers cleaning the inside of the church and the other two the entrance and sacristy. Our aim is to work to the best of our ability to...

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Choir (11:00am Mass)

The choir is a group of singers and musicians from St Aidan’s parish. Its aim is to lead the congregation and help them play a full part in the hymns and responses that form part of the liturgy. The choir is present at the Sunday 11:00am Mass and other special...

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Churches Together in Coulsdon

St Aidan’s parish subscribes to the Covenant of the Churches Together in Coulsdon (CTC) through which it is committed to prayer and action to further the cause of Christian unity. Clergy and lay representatives from all member churches meet as the Enabling Group five times a year to plan joint...

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Children’s Liturgy Group

There is a group of people who help with Children’s Liturgy on a rota basis at 11:00am Mass on Sundays in term time; two catechists run each session. Children who have not yet made their First Holy Communion are invited with parents to to go with the leaders to the...

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Catechists

The catechists are a group of people in our parish who share their faith with adults and children. Catechists help with the preparation programmes for Baptism, First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

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Liturgy Group

The Liturgy Group meets regularly to discuss with Father Peter the planning of  the liturgy in the parish, including preparations for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Pentecost. The group consists of parishioners with various interests and involvement in the liturgy, e.g. music, altar servers, special ministers, readers. Other subjects discussed...

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