Welcome to St Aidan’s Church
We regret that physical Sunday Services have been cancelled until further notice.
However Sunday Service can be seen each Sunday morning in the News Section
I am writing to you to thank you all very much for your kindness and friendship during my time at St Aidan’s. I am retiring now and moving on to a new phase in my life, but I leave with some fond memories of my time in Carlisle.
Sandra and I were delighted with your kind and generous gift of the cheque and flowers. We will buy something for our new home, and which shall be a reminder of our time in Carlisle.
It has been eleven eventful years with a lot to look back on. The flood in 2015 for one and of course the current pandemic. Throughout these traumatic times I have found my ministry tested but needed and I have tried my best to be there for the parish. It has been made easier with your help and support which I have much appreciated. The flood of course was what brought us all together at St Aidan’s as we were nearly all flooded out of our homes and of course the church was flooded.
But by working together the church has been beautifully restored and likewise the hall. Both of which are well used by the local community.
Sandra, like me, has enjoyed her time here. Throughout she has been a loyal support to me and kept me going.
Both of us are looking forward to retirement and again thank you for everything.
May God be with you all.
Sorry the Church is closed for private prayer (this includes St Cuthbert's Church)
A late example of a Gothic Revival church building. This very large church and its attached church hall were built at the same time with the church started in 1899 and completed by 1902. The north and south aisle arcades although pointed in form are very close to being semi-circular. The slender columns and wide spans give a very light feeling to the space they define. The fine timber roof is fully exposed internally. Pairs of decorative collar tie trusses span the nave with radiused infill beneath the tie members. Placing of the trusses in order to concentrate load close to the arcade columns has resulted in bays of unequal width which is also a visual device used to some effect. Internal furnishings and fittings are all of the period of the original build and no significant alterations have been carried out. There are some finely worked features internally, notably the carved oak pulpit with carved stone base and the carved oak font cover at the west end. The church and hall are built entirely of red sandstone with tooled quoins, window surrounds, copings etc. and with rock faced ashlar walling in narrow courses. Unusually for a church of such size there is no tower or spire. The relatively modest double bell-cote comes as something of an anti-climax.
Parish Office Telephone/Church Hall Bookings 01228 810650
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