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St Aidan’s Hall to be a COVID Testing Station

8th January 2021

St Aidan’s Hall will become a COVID Testing Station for three months from Monday 11th January.                             After negotiation and consultation we have agreed to this proposal from Southend Council as a means of doing all       we can to …


Christmas Services cancelled at St Aidan’s

20th December 2020

I am really disappointed to cancel all services at St Aidan’s until further notice, due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus in our area. I feel it is the only responsible decision to do all I can to keep people safe. In the midst of the disappointme …


New Bishop of Chelmsford announced

18th December 2020

Downing Street has announced that the Right Rev Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani will be the next Bishop of Chelmsford. Bishop Guli is currently Bishop of Loughborough in the Diocese of Leicester, a post she has occupied since late 2017. Speaking about her appo …


Christmas at St Aidan’s

11th December 2020

Christmas is different for us all this year. For all services we are following Government guidelines, with face coverings required in church (with exceptions), no singing, but Carols will be played on CDs, social distancing between households or Christ …


Services at St Aidan’s resume after the lock-down

27th November 2020

Church services are once again allowed after the national lock-down. The first service back at St Aidan’s will be on Sunday 6th December, the Second Sunday of Advent, 10am Holy Communion. We will then be following the pattern of a 10am Holy Communion e …


Archbishop’s letter to the Nation, 4th November 2020

6th November 2020

Archbishop’s Letter to the Nation,                                                     4th November 2020 Dear Friends, These are deeply challenging and difficult times for us all. When we are surrounded by fear and suffering, it can be hard to feel hop …


Church Services again suspended due to Coronavirus lock-down.

2nd November 2020

Services of public worship in all Churches have again been suspended due to the Coronavirus lock-down. This means there are no services at St Aidan’s from Thursday 5th November.  We hope to resume services again on Sunday 6th December, if the lock-down …


Co-op Local Community Fund

23rd October 2020

St Aidan’s has been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.                                                   The funding round starts on 25th October 2020 and runs for 12 months. During this time,                                  …


All Souls’ Service, Sunday 1st November 3pm 2020

9th October 2020

Each year we hold an All Souls’ Service at St Aidan’s. This is a time particularly to remember loved ones who have died, and to recall God’s love for them and for ourselves, and the hope of life eternal in Jesus Christ. The names of those we are rememb …


Harvest Festival Thanksgiving, Sunday 4th October 2020

25th September 2020

This year’s celebration of Harvest is different to usual, due to the coronavirus restrictions. We will celebrate Harvest at our Sunday 10am Holy Communion service on 4th October. We are again collecting produce for Southend HARP, working to help homele …