St Aidan

Welcome to the parish church of St Aidan, Gravesend.

You are assured of a warm welcome here. St Aidan's is a church for all ages and backgrounds and we serve our diverse and wonderful community through worship and various activities in the community. We have good links with local schools, Primary and Secondary and have a very popular nursery. We look forward to meeting you!

The parish of St Aidan is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of Rochester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

From Lament to Action St Aidan's welcomes and supports the recent report on racism in the Church of England and its call for racial justice. The full report can be read at 

Our worship is recognisably Anglican and has a traditional feel, yet is accessible and clear.

We reserve the Sacrament at St Aidan's (keep some consecrated bread at all times in church) which sanctifies the space with Christ's presence in a spiritual way.

People who identify themselves as 'Church of England' will be happy here; we also have people from other Christian backgrounds who worship with us, including Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Methodist, URC and Pentecostal, who also feel at home. In this way, we try to be truly Anglican- open to all in the community.

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The Rev'd Michael Payne

The Vicarage
St Gregory's Crescent

DA12 4JL
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Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Aidan
St Aidan's Way Gravesend, DA12 4AG, United Kingdom

Our main act of worship is our Sunday Eucharist at 10.00. It is a clear and welcoming service with a recognisably traditional Anglican liturgy. Families are always welcome. We have a Sunday School on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Children who have been confirmed may receive Communion. The first Sunday of the month is an All-Age service with Holy Communion and which has a mix of informal and traditional elements. For a general overview of our church services please see our Welcome Pack, which can be found in the File section below.

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We share with the nation in mourning the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II. We pray for the Royal family and for HM King Charles III.

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