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We now have two DONA digital collection plates installed in the Narthex for contactless Tap and Go payments.

You can now make card payments for Offertory, Donations, Second Collections and Shop Purchases.

The system is easy to use and instructions are on display by each of the machines.





23rd  March - 5.00pm – Vigil Mass – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

24th March  - 9.00am – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

28th March - 5.00pm – Maundy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

29th March - 5.00pm – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

30th March - 6.30pm – Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

31st March - 9.00am – Easter Sunday



21st March – 7.00pm - Reconciliation Service and Individual Confession 

23rd March - 6.15pm - Vigil Mass – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

24th March - 11.15am – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

28th March - 7.30pm – Maundy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

29th March – 3.00pm – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

30th March - 8.30pm – Holy Saturday Easter Vigil 

31st March - 11.15am – Easter Sunday




1st Prize - Ticket No. 01502 - D'Souza

2nd Prize - Ticket No. 01525 - Gallagher

3rd Prize - Ticket No. 02706 - Madden

4th Prize - Ticket No. 02983 - Joji

5th Prize - Ticket No. 01515 - Curtis





Sunday 27th August 2023

Mass 11am followed by Coffee in Hall

Walk Leaving St Aidan’s at 2pm followed by BBQ at 4pm

The Feast of St Aidan is on 31st August. Once again, we have decided to celebrate the feast of St. Aidan with an outdoor

social gathering open to parishioners, families and friends of both St. Aidan’s and Our Lady’s.

This year we will also be raising money for our youth programme.

11am Mass will be followed as usual by coffee in the hall.

2pm Walk leaving from (and returning to) St. Aidan’s

4pm BBQ in the grounds of St. Aidan’s with raffle and tombola

We are inviting anyone wishing to take part in the Walk and BBQ to add their name, contact details and number attending

to the sign-up list available as you leave church.

Anyone not wanting, or not able, to take part in the walk are very welcome to join us for the BBQ. Please add your details

to the sign-up list.

Cost £5 per adult.

If you wish to take part but are away at the present time, please e-mail total number attending to or

Final numbers are required by Sunday 20th August.






Please join the Chesham Mosque at our annual interfaith iftar dinner.

The iftar is the evening meal in which Muslims end their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

It is an opportunity to bring together people of all faiths nationalities and cultures to celebrate in the spirit of peace, tolerance, and humanity.

This years event will be held on Wednesday 12th April 2023 between 7.30-8.30pm at the Mosque, 212 Bellingdon Road HP52NN

We will be serving a selection of foods for you to enjoy with us. We hope to see you on the day and will welcome you with a smile and refreshments.

Please email to reserve a place with your name and details. We ask everyone to confirm their places by end of day on Monday the 10th so we can organise the catering.

From Chesham Mosque and all it’s supporters.




22nd February – 7.00pm - Ash Wednesday  

28th March – 7.00pm - Penitential Service and Individual Confession 

1st April - 6.15pm - Palm Sunday Vigil

2nd April - 11.15am - Palm Sunday

6th April - 7.30pm - Maundy Thursday

7th April – 3.00pm - Good Friday

8th April - 8.30pm - Easter Vigil

9th April - 11.15am - Easter Sunday



22nd February - 9.30am - Ash Wednesday 

27th March - 7.00pm - Penitential Service and individual Confession 

1st April - 5.00pm - Palm Sunday Vigil

2nd April - 9.30am - Palm Sunday

6th April - 5.00pm - Maundy Thursday

7th April - 5.00pm - Good Friday

8th April - 6.30pm - Easter Vigil

9th April - 9.30am - Easter Sunday




1st Prize - Ticket No. 01199 - Gallagher

2nd Prize - Ticket No. 01263 - Finch

3rd Prize - Ticket No. 01257 - Hale

4th Prize - Ticket No. 00185 - Coyle

5th Prize - Ticket No. 00951 - McLaughlin




ADVENT - Penitential Services and Confession :

St. Aidan’s: Wednesday 21st December 7.00pm

Our Lady’s: Monday 19th December 7.00pm

Confessions at other Parishes:

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Great Missenden: Thursday 15th December 7.30pm

St. Theresa, Beaconsfield: Tuesday 20th December 7.30pm.


Saturday 24th December - 5.00pm Children’s Mass  

                                             11.30pm Carol Singing

                                             12.00am Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th December  -  11.15am Christmas Day Mass


Saturday 24th December - 7.00pm Carol Singing 

                                                 7.30pm Children's Mass 

Sunday 25th December  -  19.30am Christmas Day Mass




Celebration of the feast of the feasst of  ST. AIDAN Sunday 28th August 2022

  Mass 11am  Followed by Coffee in Hall 

                                 Walk Leaving St Aidan’s at 2pm

                                 BBQ at 4pm

The Feast of St Aidan is on 31st August.  Once again this year we have decided to celebrate the feast of St. Aidan with an outdoor social gathering open to parishioners of both St. Aidan’s and Our Lady’s.  This year we are raising much needed funds for our parish and all donations will be very much appreciated.

11am Mass will be followed as usual by coffee in the hall.

2pm Walk leaving from (and returning to) St. Aidan’s

4pm BBQ in the grounds of St. Aidan’s

We are inviting anyone wishing to take part in the Walk and BBQ to add their name, contact details and number attending to the sign-up list available as you leave church.

Anyone not wanting, or not able, to take part in the walk are very welcome to join us for the BBQ.  Please add your details to the sign-up list.

If you wish to take part but are away at the present time, please e-mail



28th January 2022

Coffee after Sunday Mass will start again on Sunday 6th February 2022


1st January 2022

Coffee  after  Sunday  Mass  will  be  suspended  for  the  month  of  January 


29th August 2021

Celebration of the feast ST. AIDAN Sunday 29th August 2021, Mass 11am, Followed by Coffee in Hall , Walk Leaving St Aidan’s at 2pm, followed by BBQ at 4pm


21th July 2021


We have been given guidance from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to help us contain the Coronavirus, and several measures have now been put in place at St Aidan’s to help keep our parishioners safe.

  • Mass booking online or via phone is no longer required.
  • Hand sanitiser at entrance and exits and face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn by those in the church.
  • NHS Test, Track and Trace system is in operation, people to sign in for the acts of worship using the NHS app and the associated QR Codes.
  • ‘Please leave a space’ card available at the entrance for people who would like more space, can be left to allow more social distance. For all who would like to have more social distance please seat at the back of the church or in the side chapel.
  • The holy water stoups are not in use; we have suspended the physical sign of peace; we have ceased use of parish Mass books.
  • Holy Communion will continue to be under one kind and the ministers will continue to sanitise their hands beforehand and wear a face covering whilst distribution. Communion is recommended to be distributed in the hand but those who wish to receive on the tongue may do so.
  • Collection plates can be used, and Children’s Liturgy will commence soon.
  • Singing will resume from this Sunday 25th of July, wearing a face cover is strongly recommended.

These measures are all intended to reduce the physical contact between individuals. However, the best way of protecting us from the spread of the virus is still for everyone to use universal good hygiene, particularly washing your hands regularly.

If you have cold or flu symptoms, or a temperature, please refrain from attending Mass until you are well again.

7th August 2020
Last Friday 31st July, the government announced that from Saturday 8th August, face coverings must be worn while inside any place of worship. We ask that you please plan in advance and bring a face covering with you – they will not be provided.

You do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. Please be mindful and respectful of others circumstances, as their reasons may not be visible to others.

We expect everyone without an exemption (for further information please click here) to bring and wear a face covering, and will assume anyone arriving without one has a valid reason not to.

31st July 2020
Please click here to read the letter sent out to all parishioners about the new arrangements

17th July 2020

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which CAFOD is an active member, launched a nationwide Coronavirus appeal on Tuesday 14th July.

This month, as the DEC raises awareness of the global situation, CAFOD are asking the Catholic community to keep those worst affected in their thoughts, prayers and where possible, their alms giving.

If you would like to donate to the appeal please go to:

Thank you so much for your support.


Dear Parish,

For the last few months, we have been making deliveries of both fresh food boxes and frozen meals to families in our local area who are currently facing challenging circumstances and financial crisis. We are also working with a number of referral partners who are continuing to refer more families to us in need of help. In order to do this, we rely on an amazing team of volunteer delivery drivers.

At each home where a delivery is made, our drivers offer to pray for the family - this has led to literally thousands of opportunities to pray for people on their doorsteps - and we have seen some miraculous answers to prayer, and opportunities to share the good news of Jesus.

Over the summer, as some furlough schemes come to an end, and others are managing some time away, we are finding ourselves desperately short of delivery drivers, and are appealing for new volunteers who would be willing to help out. Deliveries take place between midday and around 2.30pm, usually on Wednesdays and Thursdays - we always endeavour to ensure that deliveries are allocated within a single geographical area, and that drivers only make between 4 and 5 deliveries on any given day. Training is also provided.

We would love to hear from anyone who would be interested in joining our team (there is no age limit!) The link to apply online can be found here: Volunteer Application Form

Every blessing,
Wendy Clow
Office Manager, Restore Hope

29th May 2020
Restore Hope have a brand new and exciting Gap Year Internship programme starting this September. Click here for the flyer.

22nd May 2020
In this time leading up to Pentecost we invite the Holy Spirit to fill out hearts and minds. Please click the following links for resources produced by the Diocese of Northampton Liturgy Commission and NORES for Pentecost.
Pentecost Novena 1
Pentecost Novena 2

The Holy Father has established an emergency fund to come to the aid of those people and communities who are being tragically impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. He has asked each one of us to contribute what we can to help the Church overseas, through Missio. Please click here to read a letter from Fr Anthony Chantry, Missio National Director, and find out how to donate.

12th May 2020
On Sunday, after the streamed Mass at the cathedral it was announced that Bishop Leo’s funeral Mass will be at 12.30pm at the Cathedral on Tuesday 12th May, celebrated by Bishop David. His remains will not be in the cathedral but in compliance with restrictions taken straight to the cemetery. He was a wise and pastoral Bishop and a friend to many of us. He died aged 94 a man of prayer. May he rest in peace. The mass can be seen via streaming by going to the diocesan website

8th May 2020
Please click here to read the May update from the team at Restore Hope.

SmartLoving BreakThrough Online is for anyone whose relationship is going through a period of stress and disillusionment. It's from the providers of the SmartLoving Marriage Preparation Course that currently runs in our Pastoral Area.

BreakThrough is an online course that teaches participants how conflict arises, and how to take simple steps to heal the wounds and restore hope. It is private, confidential and effective and can be worked through in three hours. BreakThrough Online can be taken by a couple, or just one of them individually, and can be accessed at any time. For more details please use this link:

Currently there's a reduced price of £24: if that cost is prohibitive for you, and we know that finances are a major difficulty just now for so many people, email as we will be able to offer some assistance for those in greatest need and we will send you an access code. Your email will be strictly confidential and used in line with GDPR.

The publishers of the catholic newspaper ‘The Catholic Universe’ have asked us to let you know that you can subscribe direct by going to


1st May 2020
CAFOD launched its coronavirus emergency appeal on 30th April. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at 

Please click here to read the full letter from Pope Francis, referenced by Fr Ken in the newsletter, and here for more information about praying the Rosary.

If your child has been preparing for the sacrament of First Holy Communion or Confirmation, please click these links and show them the letter Bishop David has written to them.

Letter to First Holy Communion Candidates

Letter to Confirmation Candidates

Mr Holdsworth, of Our Lady’s School, has asked us to share this link to the school website, which links to resources provided by Ten-Ten Theatre to support parents prayer life and help them with Sunday Liturgy while group gatherings are not allowed.

28th April 2020

The Catenians are an association of Catholic laymen who are committed to their Faith, their families, to those in need and to each other. Our primary purpose is to establish a network of friends which enhances their family life, strengthens their faith and sustains them in difficult times. We support each other, the Catholic Church, young people and those in need in our community.

In 2012 the Chiltern Catenian Circle, adopted a scheme to collect money at their meetings to help the destitute and the homeless. The concept was that there was to be an "Empty Chair" at each meeting to represent a poor person who could not afford to join us and we were invited to "make a donation" to buy this person a meal.

This has proved to be a very successful project and during the past seven years the Chiltern Catenians have been able to donate a total of £6,500 to local charities supporting those in need.

As we were unable to meet physically in April our meeting was held with the help of the Zoom Application. One of the matters of concern to us was the need to support the local food banks who are in urgent need of financial support.

At that time, we had £350 available for the Empty Chair and we agreed to set a target of £1,000 to provide £250 to each of four local food banks. Within two days of the meeting contributions to the Empty Chair exceeded £1,000 and £250 each was given to the Chiltern Foodbank in Chesham, the Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse, Leighton Buzzard Homeless and DENS in Hemel Hempstead.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Catenians, please email the office who will pass your details on.

24th April 2020
While our churches are closed, the Vine is not being printed. However, it is still available to download from the Diocesan website. Please go to

17th April 2020
CAFOD are hosting a virtual Children's liturgy every Sunday morning at 10.00am. Either join them live, or watch the recording afterwards. There are also various resources available - worksheets, prayers and activities. Please go to


Dear Parish,

The first week of the Storehouse project has been amazing! Thank you so much for your prayer and financial support as well as sharing with your church families. In the first week of Storehouse over 1500 families were reached, 6000 Easter eggs were distributed, 2000 Easter Hope Mags were sent out, 400 Kids Big Boxes of Hope were distributed and over 50 partner organisations have been involved!! This has truly been One Lord, One Church and One Hope!

The level of generosity for the project has been wonderful with over £35k of the £40k target already donated! As well as getting practical support, many families have gratefully received prayer on their doorstep when boxes have been hand-delivered! It’s been a remarkable gospel opportunity with the Lord's presence bringing some to tears. Messages and photos coming in from families who have received boxes have been overwhelming.

Please see this link for a short video compilation of some of them.

We will continue to distribute Kids Big Boxes of Hope through community partners but our main focus now is on Emergency Food Provision. The food is here and in partnership with Chiltern Foodbank we have already packed over 750 boxes and will have completed 1200 by the end of the week! We are also exploring options for fresh food distribution and will share more on this soon.

The Lord's provision in all of this has been simply wonderful, seemingly impossible prayers are being answered day by day! Over the next 3 months, we now need to raise another £60k to cover all the costs associated with this massive food project. We’ll be launching a fundraising appeal this week but staggeringly almost £30k has already been committed to the food project in the last few days! (Any donations can be made at

Thank you so much for your prayers and support and please do let me know if you need any further information.

Blessings to you and your families.
Graham Wakeman


14th April 2020
Easter Message from the Missionaries of the Poor
Please click here to read an Easter Message from Fr Henry Lozano of the Missionaries of the Poor in the Philippines

7th April 2020
Pope's Holy Week Message
Pope Francis has sent a video message as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Holy Week in an unusual manner due to the COVID-19 coronoavirus pandemic. Please click the link to watch the video or read the message

Storehouse Funding Update
We wanted to write to you with an update following our requests to you last week. We have been overwhelmed by the response that we have received to date, and wanted to say a huge thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help out with the Storehouse volunteer partnership programme in a variety of different ways. We have already been able to start delivering the 'Boxes of HOPE' and the Easter Blessing boxes to some of the most vulnerable families in our community.

We received this message this afternoon from one of the families: "A lovely woman delivered two boxes. It was absolutely wonderful. It did seem selfish to keep all of these goodies so I delivered some toys to my neighbours. A boy round the corner said it was just like Christmas!!! It was lovely to hear. I can't thank you enough for these toys... thank you so so much for your kindness, it has meant so much to us."

As you know, we are seeking to provide 1000 Boxes of Hope as well as 1000 Easter Blessing boxes which we are giving away free. Thanks to your generosity, we have already raised £30,000 towards our target of £40,000 which is helping to fund this scheme. If you would still like to make a donation to help us reach our target, it's not too late! Donations can be made here

If you are interested in volunteering, please email

Once again, thank you so much for your response. We really believe that whilst this current crisis is deeply impacting all of us, we have an unprecedented opportunity to love and to serve those in need.

6th April 2020
Do you have facebook? Fr Andy in Our Lady's Chesham Bois has a facebook page up and running for the parish and transmits Mass via Facebook live when it's due to be said as per their parish newsletter (weekdays too). Details are on their webpage:

3rd April 2020

In response to the increasing level of demand from vulnerable children and families, Restore Hope has set up a new volunteer partnership project called ‘Storehouse’ in partnership with volunteers from local churches, Chiltern Foodbank and others from across the community. They are planning to give away free 1000 Kids Boxes of Hope. (These will contain all sorts of craft items, indoor and outdoor games and fun stuff to keep children happy) and 1000 Easter Blessing Boxes. (These will contain quality Easter Eggs for the family, details of The Easter Story of the Death & Resurrection of Jesus and other items for children). Every box will also have a flyer inside it saying that this is from Storehouse and is a gift from Local Churches working in partnership with Foodbank.

With demand for emergency food forecast to escalate rapidly, they are also working with Foodbank to source significant quantities of food from wholesalers so they can pick and pack 1000's of boxes a week and distribute to Foodbank and Church hubs across the region. They have the following critical needs and if parishioners could help in any way, details can be found below:-

1) They urgently need financial donations to pay for the Easter items in the Easter Blessing Box, the craft items in the Kids Box of Hope and all the packaging and health equipment to pack them safely. (2000 boxes). The average pack boxed cost to Restore Hope will be approx. £20 so they need to raise a minimum of £40,000 to fund this.
Donations can be made here

2) Many more volunteers are needed for picking and packing. More specialist volunteer roles are also required. E.g. Shift Supervisors, Order Clerks, Volunteer processing, admin support, phone lines, Fundraisers, Printing, Cleaners, Drivers.
To volunteer please email

3) Chiltern Foodbank is now based at Latimer and will need more financial donations to enable the purchase of food that they will pack.

4) Pray for the whole project and the families who receive these items. Pray for provision of the food we need to fill the foodbank boxes.

1st April 2020
To read Fr Ken's Easter Letter to the Parish please click here.

31st March 2020.
Making financial donations while the church is closed.
If you normally support the parish via a weekly offering at Mass, and would like to continue this while the church is closed, please go to the Diocesan website where there is information on how to donate online. Thank you

24th March 2020
Journey into Freedom

As we won't be able to meet in person, if you wish, please send a sentence or two on what you've noticed in this week's prayer material to Joanna at or phone and leave a message on 01494 724487 by the end of Saturday. She will compile and circulate the contributions to those contributing and anyone else who has been praying with the material and requests it. Please say if you would like your Christian or full name to be included with your sentence(s) or if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine - just say so. The note will be blind copied: no-one else's email addresses will be revealed.

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