The Parish of St Aidan, Skelmanthorpe, is approximately seven miles SE of Huddersfield, at the centre of the "Huddersfield-Wakefield-Barnsley triangle"! in the County of West Yorkshire, part of the North of the United Kingdom (UK). St Aidan's church building may be found on OS maps at British National Grid Reference SK229105.
St Aidan was the 7th Century AD bishop of Northumbria. His base was on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. St Aidan was renowned for his loving compassion.
Our Mission Statement
We exist to worship God in holiness and adoration.
We proclaim that God totally and utterly loves, every creature in the universe, no matter whom or what they are, both in this life and in the life to come.
We intend that this fact should be proclaimed by compassionate action: for, and with, the neighbour in our community: for our neighbour in distant places; and for all the other creatures we share this planet with.
We want to help and share in the delight, and the struggle, of local folk in their pilgrimage/journey of life - to enable and encourage people to cope and to try and live life to the full.