Welcome to St Aidan’s Church
Services Every Sunday at 10.30am
The service on 8th November (Remembrance Sunday) will coomence at 10.00am
It is with sadness I have to announce the death of Joan Mather. Joan was a much loved member of St Cuthbert's and was for many years the Tithe Barn booking secretary.
The funeral will take place in St Cuthbert’s on Thursday 29th October at 11.00 am. Under covid restrictions only 30 are allowed to attend.
However it would be nice if we all light a candle on Thursday evening and place it in our window in memory of Joan.
May She rest in peace.
As we are unable to hold an All Souls Service due to CoVid restrictions we are going to record it and make it available on the website and DVD.
The names of those who died over the last year will be read out and candles lit as each name is announced.
If you would like the names of your loved ones included please let me know and I will make sure they are included.
The service will be recorded on 27th October.
To be made available from 1st November.
See News Item regarding Rules on Church Attendances (to right)
Service this week
Sunday 10.30am Holy Communion
We regret that we will not be streaming Services until further notice
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
(Please note the website is currently under construction and will be expanded shortly)