St Aidan's is the Church of England parish church serving two large areas of housing, schools and shops: Westcourt and Riverview Park, Gravesend. The church was dedicated in 1964 but historically speaking, the area was part of the ancient parish of Chalk St Mary. We continue to bear witness to Christ in the community through sacrament, prayer and community engagement. You are very welcome.
Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is very important to us. See the 'About us' section for details of who to contact in the parish. Policies, advice and information from the Diocese of Rochester can be found in the 'Links' section.
Our Services: We are now open for worship on Sundays only. Booking is essential. If you are clinically extremely vulnerable and/or are shielding, you are advised not to attend. Below is our current pattern of worship.
Sundays at 10am
Facebook (St Aidan's Church Gravesend): Night Prayer at 8pm on Sunday-Wednesday (resuming on 3rd Jan)
For church services, please telephone on the number below to 'book'. Once church is full the door will be closed and a sign clearly stating that we are full displayed. Do not enter if that is the case. Please book on 01474 352500. We cannot guarantee that there will be space. Thank you.
Enter through the open set of doors and wash hands on entry and exit. Face coverings must be worn at all times. Follow directions of the stewards and maintain social distancing at all times.
Risk assessments have been carried out in accordance with government guidance and can be viewed here.
Requests for prayer can be made by email to the Vicar, Fr Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Lives Matter: St Aidan's is a very diverse church, with people from many nations in Africa, from the Caribbean and Sri Lanka. We celebrate that diversity and abhor any form of racism or discrimination. We welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures here. The Church of England has welcomed the recent report into racism in the Church of England, From Lament to Action. St Aidan's also welcomes this report, which can be read here. We will be looking at how we as a parish respond, but it will be grounded in celebrating diversity and working to represent that in our mission.
Please see the Church of England website for access to online worship. For those who have no internet access, the Church of England has a free phone line 'Daily Hope', with reflections, hymns and prayers. It is available 24/7. 0800 804 8044
|St Aidan's hosts the powerhouse - community facilities comprising meeting rooms, a computer suite, cafe and kitchen. Click on the logo for details.|
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St Aidan's Church & the Powerhouse, St Aidan's Way, Gravesend, DA12 4JL