Archive for February, 2013

Join us for the Women’s World Day of Prayer Friday 1st March 2pm

I was a stranger and you welcomed me

Women’s World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of informed prayer and prayerful action, organised and led by Christian women who call the faithful together on the first Friday in March each year to observe a common day of prayer and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.

Come and join us at St Aidan’s in prayer on Friday 1st March at 2pm for a special service. The church will also be open from 1pm-5pm.


The service is written by a different country each year and that country then becomes the focus of the world’s prayers on the day itself. We will be gathering to celebrate using a programme of worship prepared this year (2013) by women in France.

When the women of the French Committee met to work on the material for 2013, the
theme chosen for them became close to their hearts: I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU

The first service of the day will take place on the Island of Samoa and the last service will take place on American Samoa. From the time that dawn breaks over the Island of Samoa until the last services of this special day, the world is circled in prayer for 36 hours.

Women's World Day of Prayer logoThe symbol of the Women’s World Day of Prayer was designed in 1982 for the service prepared by women of Ireland, both north and south, and was then adopted as the International Logo.

The design comprises arrows converging from the four points of the compass, four figures kneeling in prayer, the Celtic cross and a circle representing the world and our unity through all our diversity.


Find out more about Women’s World Day of Prayer on the website.

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Confirmation classes for children and adults throughout Lent

Confirmation Service, Holy Saturday 2009

Confirmation Service, Holy Saturday 2009

Confirmation classes have started for children and adults – meeting in separate groups – the children during the service, the adults after the service at 10am on Sundays at St Aidan’s. If you are interested in you or your child attending (over 10 years of age) please get in touch with a member of the clergy.

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Ash Wednesday services this week – Wednesday 13 February 9.30am & 7.00pm


We look forward to welcoming you to our Ash Wednesday services, there will be mass with the imposition of the ashes at 9.30am and 7.00pm at St Aidan’s on Wednesday 13th February.




Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.


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