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Welcome to St. Aidan's

Welcome to our website. We hope you will use it to keep up with Parish news, upcoming events and service times and as a general source of information about our parish community.

Sacraments

Sacraments

The seven sacraments — Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Reconciliation, Marriage, Holy Orders and the Anointing of the Sick — are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace.

Baptism The celebration of this sacrament is by appointment. Please contact the Cathedral on 01604 714556 for further information.

First Holy Communion is celebrated each year in the parish. All children who are 8+ years of age and regularly attend Sunday Mass can enrol for the parish preparation sessions. These are held in the Parish Meeting room at the rear of the Church. Details and times are advised by the Parish sacramental preparation team. 

Confirmation is celebrated regularly in the Parish. If you are an adult there is a special programme of preparation leading to the celebration of this sacrament at the Easter Vigil. For young people of 12+ years a suitable programme is provided with the parish sacramental team which leads to  the celebration of the sacrament by Bishop Peter Doyle.

Weddings are arranged by personal contact. Please contact the Cathedral Office on 01604 714556 well in advance as there are important civil and church preliminary requirements regarding marriage. St. Aidan's has no formal choir or bells, but the services of an organist and soloist are available.  

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available on Saturdays.

The Sacrament of the Sick is celebrated in the community at least twice a year and is arranged by the SVP. The priest is always available in emergency please contact the Cathedral clergy on 01604 714556.