Keep up to date below with upcoming events below. You can also find links to some of our recent special services. We produce a weekly newsletter that can be found here. We also publish a quarterly magazine called ‘The Apostle’, which can be found here.

Upcoming Events:

ANZAC Day service, Thursday 25th April

9:30am inside church, finishing on the front lawn.

Coffee & K’s, Saturday 27th April

Meeting 10am at Westhaven Waterfront k – gathering point in front of Bungy & Climb, parking available in Herne Bay. Followed by coffee at Buoy Café & Eatery.

Kerry & Vaoa Farewell, Sunday 5th May

One service at 9am, followed by morning tea with lunch starting 11:15am (feel free to bring a plate to share).

Open Day for Youth & Kids’ Church, Saturday 11th May

An Open Day for current Youth and Kid’s Church members to attend, along with any new members or those wanting to find out more. There will be some kai provided, a tour of the church and some fun and games. 11:30am – 2pm. Expression of interest to Nic.

SGM, Sunday 26th May

For the specific purpose of electing three nominators, who will work alongside those nominated by the Diocese to assist in the process of appointing a new Vicar.


Louise’s Announcement

With Louise’s bout with cancer again last year, after prayerful consideration, she has made the decision to take early retirement in February 2025. Louise realised that by sharing this news early, whilst it is still 10 months away, it can inform decisions enabling as much continuity as possible for the parish in terms of clergy staffing.

After meetings with the Bishop, Archdeacon and Vestry, the following has been decided:

In view of Louise advising that she will be retiring in February 2025, we will now look for a replacement Vicar rather than a replacement Priest Associate for the role Kerry is vacating in May 2024. When the new appointee begins in the Parish (hopefully well before the end of the year) the intention is that they will work in partnership with Louise as a Co-Vicar until Louise’s retirement. Once Louise retires, that person will continue as Vicar on their own. At that time, the Parish can choose to advertise and select a Priest Associate that complements the capabilities of the new Vicar. The upcoming recruitment of the replacement Vicar will involve flexibility, including, specifically, the potential for Louise to move to a Priest Associate role if that assists in securing the best candidate.

We believe this approach provides us with the best possible level of continuity in the short, medium, and long term.

We are keen to move as quickly as we can, and at the Arch Deacon’s suggestion, Vestry has agreed that there is no need for a Parish consultation session.  This is on the basis that the priorities and needs of the Parish are well understood through the last process undertaken in 2021 and also the findings of the Church Life Survey that we participated in late last year.

We will still need a formal process to appoint three nominators to work alongside those nominated by the Diocese to assist in the process of appointing a new Vicar. We will, therefore, be holding a separate SGM on Sunday 26 May for the specific purpose of electing three nominators. We encourage you to start thinking about whether this is a role that is of interest to you. Further information on what is involved has been placed on the noticeboard in the Gathering Area.

Kerry’s Departure

Kerry has advised us that he has been appointed Vicar of the Parish of Altona in the Diocese of Melbourne. His last day at St Aidan’s will be 7th May 2024. While we will be very sad to see Kerry and Vaoa leave, we know that God will bless them in their new ministry.

Refurbishment Project

Our Gathering Area and unisex Hall toilets are completed! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who made this possible. To read more about the refurbishment, click here.

Recent Special Services:

Easter, 2024

Click here for the Easter edition of The Apostle.

New to the parish?

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