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St Aidan’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

11th September 2020

St Aidan’s APCM will be held in church after the 10am service on Sunday 11th October. This was due to take place in April,  but was postponed due to the Coronavirus restrictions. In preparation, the Church Electoral Roll is being updated. If you would …


Face Coverings in Church (updated 7th August)

25th July 2020

From 8th August the Government is making it mandatory (compulsory) to wear face coverings in church. Exemptions, as below, are still valid. Guidance has been issued on face coverings in Church, see below. Details are available on the notice board in th …


Services restart at St Aidan’s from 5th July

26th June 2020

Following the Government announcement, church services can resume from 4th July, with restrictions and following Government guidelines. At St Aidan’s we will have a 10am Holy Communion service on Sunday 5th July and then every Wednesday and Sunday foll …


St Aidan’s chapel open for private prayer

9th June 2020

From Monday 15th June, churches are to be allowed to open for private prayer. St Aidan’s chapel will re-open then, from 10am to 5pm each day. Social distancing and hygiene precautions will need to be observed. Please do make careful use of this opportu …


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 …


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