St Aidan’s Church
Burton on Trent
Our normal pattern of worship is… Sundays at 11.00am – Mass
(Morning Prayer on 3rd Sundays)
NOTE – The current lockdown has suspended public worship at St Aidan’s. St Modwen’s will open for private prayer between 10h00 and 11h00 on Saturdays, similarly, St. Paul’s will open between 10h00 and 11h00 on Fridays. Please see our ‘Stay Connected’ page for home-worship resources and our online worship offerings.
About St Aidan’s Church
St Aidan’s stands on Shobnall Road (B5017) near The Albion pub. St Aidan’s was built in 1884 as a chapel of ease to Saint John the Divine in Horninglow. Since 1 November 2005, however, Saint Aidan’s has been part of a single parish with Saint Paul’s, by the Town Hall. The position of Vicar has been vacant since September 2019, but continuity of ministry is provided by an interim minister, Prebendary Terry Bloor, the curate, Revd Dr Robin Trotter and two associate priests, Prebendary Phillip Jefferies and Revd Hamish Ferguson-Stuart.
We are proud of our gardens and the nature reserve by the stream behind the church, which are looked after by volunteer garden staff. The nature reserve is also used as a teaching aid for the pupils from Shobnall Primary School which is directly opposite the church and with whom we have close links.
Historic records for Saint Aidan’s are available for consultation by the public at Staffordshire Record Office. Only current records are kept at church.
The congregation at St Aidan’s, as part of The Burton Three churches are committed to working toward realising the Vision Statement of our Diocese…
“As we follow Christ in the footsteps of St Chad, we pray that the two million people in our diocese encounter a church that is confident in the gospel, knows and loves its communities, and is excited to find God already at work in the world. We pray for a church that reflects the richness and variety of those communities. We pray for a church that partners with others in seeking the common good, working for justice as a people of hope.”
We endeavour through our worship, teaching and shared life to foster a direction of travel which builds up the Body of Christ by…
- Developing Discipleship
- Encouraging Vocation
- Inspiring Evangelism
A Christening gives parents, godparents, the wider family and friends an opportunity to thank God for his gift of life; as the child will be baptised during the Christening it also marks your decision to start the child on an important journey of faith.
If you live within the parishes covered by The Burton Three churches or have some other meaningful connection with one of them, we will be pleased to discover how best we can help you embark on this journey of a lifetime. It would be wonderful if you came along to a Sunday service (you can find the regular service times elsewhere on this website) and talk things over with us. The date for the Christening can be usually be established and an application form completed when you come to see us.
You can download an application form by clicking here… Baptism Application Form.
We look forward to seeing you soon! In the meantime, the Church of England has a really good website all about Christenings. Why not take a look by following this link?… https://churchofenglandchristenings.org/
Whether you’re just dreaming of a church wedding, or already planning one, the clergy and people here at The Burton Three churches want to help and support you as best they can. Thanks to a fairly recent change in the law, there are now many more ways you might qualify to marry in one of our churches.
Please contact us by phone or email to discover how we can help you in planning your church wedding. Alternatively, why not come along to one of our services, meet us, see the church and have a preliminary chat. We’d love to meet you!
In the meantime, the Church of England has a really helpful website about weddings. Why not take a look by following this link? https://www.yourchurchwedding.org/