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Exploring the Heart of the Catholic Faith: A Visit to St Aidan's Catholic Church

Today, our students had the wonderful opportunity to visit St Aidan's Catholic Church in Ashington, where they received a warm welcome from Father Shaun. As we walked through the doors of the church, the students were greeted by the peaceful atmosphere and the beautiful architecture.



Father Shaun kindly gave us a tour of the church, highlighting the different parts of the church and explaining their significance. The students were particularly fascinated by the font, where babies are baptized, the tabernacle, where the Blessed Sacrament is kept, the altar, where Mass is celebrated, and the vestments worn by the priests.


Father Shaun also shared with us the importance of Holy Water and its use in the church. The students had many interesting questions and we had a lot of discussion about the role of Holy Water in the Catholic faith.



One of the highlights of the visit was when Father Shaun showed us the altar, where he explained the significance of the altar stone, which is a symbol of Jesus Christ as the foundation of the Catholic faith. The students were in awe of the intricate details and the symbolism in the church's architecture.



Overall, it was a valuable and informative visit, and our students walked away with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith. We are grateful to Father Shaun for taking the time to show us around the church and for answering all of our questions.


As a school, it is important for us to learn and respect different cultures and beliefs and this visit was a great opportunity for our students to do so. A huge thank you to Father Shaun for such a wonderful and memorable experience.

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