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HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

10th April 2021

We are sorry to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said:                                                                                                   “I join with the rest of the U …


50 years of St Aidan’s Church building

2nd April 2021

The Foundation stone for St Aidan’s church building was laid on 3rd April 1971,                                                               and the church was Dedicated on 15th December 1971.                                                            …


National Day of Reflection, 23rd March 2021

19th March 2021

National Day of Reflection, 23rd March, a year on from the beginning of the first lock-down. There will be a minute’s silence at 12 noon to create a moment that shows support for the millions of people who’ve been bereaved. A Prayer you may like to use …


Services to Resume at St Aidan’s, in Holy Week

5th March 2021

Services will resume at St Aidan’s for Holy Week, as follows: Palm Sunday, 28th March, 10am Holy Communion. Maundy Thursday, 1st April, 10am Holy Communion. Good Friday, 2nd April, 2pm Devotional Service, ‘an hour at the cross.’ Easter Day, 4th April,  …


Archbishop’s Letter to the Nation, a call to Pray, 26th January 2021

29th January 2021

Letter to the Nation from the Archbishops                                                                                                                                                                         26th January 2021           Dear friends, …


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 …