News Category: Worship

Epiphany blessing

Published on 6th Jan 2021 in School News | Worship.

As you enter Bede House, the Chapel Block or even the Main Entrance, you might notice a simple message written in chalk above or near to the doors. These aren’t graffiti but part of an Epiphany tradition carried out all around the world in which prayers are said to bless a building (usually your home). […]

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Christmas music and celebration

Published on 18th Dec 2020 in Music | School News | Worship.

Our fantastic music department has been extremely busy over the last few weeks putting together some really beautiful music for us all to enjoy. On Sunday 13th December the Chamber Choir contributed to the annual ‘Light up a Life’ service at Saint Michael’s Hospice. The video was a very meaningful aid to reflection, at the […]

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Christingle

Published on 18th Dec 2020 in School News | Worship | Year 7 News.

On Friday 18th December, a number of small Christingle services took place for our Year 7 students. This annual event is normally enjoyed as a full year group with parents and carers invited too. As we are not able to do that this year, we hope these photos will help bring it to life.

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Year 8 Christmas Card Competition

Published on 2nd Dec 2020 in Art | School News | Worship | Year 8 News.

The 2020 Christmas card competition has been really warmly received by all year 8 students. The overall winner is Jake Comer, with highly commended going to Thomas Harrison, Camilla Rishton-Hepworth and  Zoe Gill. A number of students were also commended for their really hard work into coming up with such fantastic designs. Well done to […]

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Harvest Festival Collection

Published on 22nd Oct 2020 in School News | Worship.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Harvest Festival Collection, we have raised over £3600.    

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Easter Sunday at St Aidan’s

Published on 12th Apr 2020 in Worship.

*Easter Sunday at St Aidan’s* A very Happy Easter to all!! Easter celebrations are usually marked at St. Aidan’s by our collective worship in the weeks running up to the end of term. This year, to celebrate this central festival in the Christian year with our School community, we have produced two video services for […]

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Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

Published on 12th Apr 2020 in Worship.

*Maundy Thursday and Good Friday* Easter celebrations are usually marked at St. Aidan’s by our collective worship in the weeks running up to the end of term. This unusual year, to celebrate this central festival in the Christian year with our School community, we have produced two video services for students that are available online; […]

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Ash Wednesday Service

Published on 26th Feb 2020 in School News | Worship | Year 7 News | Year 8 News.

This morning our Year 7 and Year 8 students had their Ash Wednesday Services in the Main Hall and Constance Green Hall, to celebrate the first day of Lent.  

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Christingle Service 2019

Published on 6th Jan 2020 in Worship | Year 7 News.

On the final day of last term, Year 7 enjoyed a wonderfully uplifting Christingle service. Thank you to everyone who came and to all the students and staff for making it such a special occasion.

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Harvest Festival

Published on 11th Oct 2019 in School News | Worship.

Students, staff and parents had a wonderful evening at this year’s Harvest Festival on Wednesday 9th October.

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Marrick Priory 2019

Published on 7th Oct 2019 in Trips | Worship | Year 10 News | Year 11 News | Year 8 News | Year 9 News.

Our students had a wonderful time away at Marrick Priory this year.

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50 Year Anniversary

Published on 16th Jul 2019 in School News | Worship.

Yesterday was a historic day for St Aidan’s as the official opening ceremony of the school was exactly 50 years ago this very day. It was fitting, therefore, that this was the evening we chose to hold our annual Service for the Newly Confirmed, always a significant event for us as a church school.

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Harvest Festival

Published on 11th Oct 2018 in Dance | Drama & Theatre | Music | School News | Worship.

On 10th October we held a joyous harvest celebration in Constance Green Hall. Junior choir and chamber choir sang, we enjoyed some thought provoking drama, some reflective dance and a fantastic sermon from Rev Jimmy Lawrence from Otley Parish Church. Our harvest tin collection has been bigger than ever this year with hundreds of tins […]

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Service for Newly Confirmed

Published on 17th Jul 2018 in Worship | Year 7 News | Year 8 News.

We held an inspiring Service for the Newly Confirmed last night in the school chapel led by the always surprising and ingenious Rev Matthew Evans. We were delighted to welcome so many students, their parents and supporters. Swords became Palm Crosses, and everyone was given Celtic Cross Coasters to take away too, as a reminder […]

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Visit From Local Church Workers

Published on 10th Jul 2018 in Worship | Year 10 News | Year 11 News | Year 7 News | Year 8 News | Year 9 News.

Local church youth workers came into school a few weeks ago reflecting on the story of St Ignatius and gathering pupils’ thoughts in response to questions such as ‘what are you thankful for’ and ‘what makes you happy’. We had lots of interesting answers and the students really engaged with this activity. The outcome was a wonderful reception […]

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Bishop of Ripon Installation

Published on 5th Feb 2018 in Worship.

There was standing room only on the 4th February at Ripon Cathedral for the Investiture, Installation and Welcome of the new Bishop of Ripon, Helen-Ann Hartley. Five St Aidan’s students and Mr Wood were honoured to be asked to lead the prayers for her future ministry in the Diocese and gave her a gift symbolising […]

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