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News about the Bishop of Chelmsford

29th May 2020

Bishop Stephen Cottrell will be confirmed as the 98th Archbishop of York at 11am on Thursday 9th July, in a service broadcast on Zoom from the Church of England web-site. An enthronement service will be announced later this year. On Sunday 7 June the d …


Christian Aid Week 10th – 16th May 2020

7th May 2020

Christian Aid Week 10-16th May Do join in the live Christian Aid Week Sunday service on the 10th May at 1pm introduced by Amanda Mukwashi, Christian Aid’s Chief Executive, with special guest speakers, prayers from CA partners and a sermon from Dr Rowan …


NEW – FREE National Phone line for prayer and worship

4th May 2020

A FREE national phone line has been launched as a way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus. Daily Hope offers music, prayers, and reflections, as well as full worship services from …


Creativity around St Aidan’s during the lock-down

10th April 2020

These pictures show some of the creativity around St Aidan’s. Thank you to whoever put the lovely painted stones by the church entrance. Our Christmas Tree cross witnesses to this Holy Week. The flowering cherry trees are magnificent at the moment, see …


Holy Week 2020

3rd April 2020

I have put three reflections for Holy Week on the web-site (look under ‘sermons’), one each for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Do read on the appropriate day. Dear all, I wish you the joy and hope of Easter, even though we cannot meet to …


Bishop Stephen’s Easter message to the diocese

3rd April 2020

Bishop Stephen is leaving Chelmsford Diocese on Easter Day, to become the next Archbishop of York. April 2020 Easter message from The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford: Departures and Arrivals Easter, and perhaps especially Easterti …


All public worship in the Church of England suspended until further notice  

17th March 2020

Due to the Coronavirus, all public worship in the Church of England has been suspended until further notice.  This means there will be no services at St Aidan’s until further notice.  The chapel is also now closed. Prayer and worship resources and advi …


Corona Virus procedures at St Aidan’s

13th March 2020

St Aidan’s is following all guidance given by the Government and the Church of England. This is updated and changed regularly, and can be checked on the church of England web-site. Let us all pray for those making decisions nationally, and seek to supp …


Lent 2020 at St Aidan’s

31st January 2020

Ash Wednesday 26th February                                                                                                                                                     10am Holy Communion at St Aidan’s                                            …


Coming up in 2020 at St Aidan’s

17th January 2020

Men’s Breakfast 9am Saturday 22nd February. Speaker: John Ashcroft from the Salvation Army. Ash Wednesday 26th February:                                                                                                                                     …


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