About us

The Welcome from the Vicar

On behalf of everyone at St Aidan's, let me welcome you to our church! 

If you have recently moved to the area or are visiting, we are the parish church for Westcourt and Riverview Park, but, as a Church of England parish church, we minister to everyone and all are welcome.

We are a busy and friendly church, but you will also find time and space to be still, to pray and to reflect here, for we are a community of prayer, peace and hope, and we extend these to you.

We are a varied mix of ages and backgrounds and you will find people at all stages of life here, including families with children. 


We take the safety and well-being of all people seriously at St Aidan's, and especially that of children and vulnerable adults. We have a Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) who, along with the Vicar, can be contacted and consulted regarding any safeguarding matters. Our PSO is Mrs Janet Trevor who may be contacted on 01474 352230 or janet.trevor@blueyonder.co.uk. Please view the Links section for policies and information from the Diocese of Rochester.

Other safeguarding contacts:

Childline 0800 1111

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Stop It Now 0808 1000 900

Samaritans 116 123


Our main service of worship is a parish Eucharist which takes place on Sunday mornings at 10.00 but we also have a simple service service of Holy Communion on Wednesday mornings at 9.30. Each Sunday there is a Sunday School with the exception of the first Sunday of the month which is our all age service during which children remain in church and can take part in the worship in a range of ways.

Baptisms (Christening) take place during our Sunday worship and we welcome enquiries about baptism in addition to weddings and funerals.

Please have a look around at our website and feel free to contact me or the churchwardens with any enquiries you may have.

With every blessing,

 The Rev'd Michael Payne, Vicar

01474 352500



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