Thinking of joining us .... but not sure how?
â€‹Welcome to our friendly church. We know that it is often difficult to try out something new or find 'a way in' to a new community or organisation. We want to make it as easy as possible for first time enquirers to make 'first contact' and we hope that the information below will help you in this. However a website can only do so much, and we believe that there is nothing like speaking to a human voice! So please feel free to use the 'Contact Us' page to give us a phone number and we will be pleased to call you to have a chat and answer any questions you may have. Another way to reach us is via our Facebook page which can be viewed here- why not send us a message? We reply as soon as we can. Many people use this a way to get in touch. If you would like to contact the vicar directly, Fr Michael can be reached on 01474 352500 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are thinking about joining St Aidan's for worship we suggest you start by visiting the 'What we believe' and 'Services' pages via the St Aidan's tab in the menu bar at the top. We have also produced a welcome booklet for visitors and new worshippers. This can be viewed in the 'New to St Aidan's?' section. Besides traditional services we also hold Bible study courses from time to time, and are startig to explore different ways to pray, for example the Rosary. A good way to develop your own prayer life is o join our Facebook Night Prayer which happens live at 8pm most Sundays-Wednesdays. You do not need to 'do' anything, just log on and listen prayerfully. Many people have come to value this time of prayer at the end of the day.
If you are wondering what community work we do, and how you could help the best thing to do is get in touch and ask what's going on, or follow the Facebook page if you can. In short, we hold a community cafe on the first Wednesday of the month in the morning and are looking to extend this. We are also looking to offer afternoon fellowship and will need people to help in various ways with this. We try to hold fairs at Christmas time and would be glad of volunteers to get stuck in woth various jobs. As we emerge from Covid we want to help as much as we can in supporting our community and tackling things like loneliness. Why not get in touch and get involved? Some of our roles involve safeguarding training to ensure that you have a basic awareness of issues in this area. The training is done online and can be done in groups if you don't have access to computers or the internet. We will tell you if you need the training.
If you enjoy singing why not try singing with our friendly choir? We are in need of new members-especially men and young people, to increase our range of singing. You do not have to be able to read music and you would not have to 'join the choir' if you just want to try it for a while. The choir meet in church on Friday mornings-please get in touch for more details.
We very much look forward to making 'first contact'!!