Joining the Community

By completing the form on this page you can:

  • Join the community as a Friend online.
  • Apply to become an Explorer online (after discussions with our Explorer Guide).

Please read ALL the guidelines below before proceeding!

Before you proceed any further:

Use this website to find out the surname of the Members' Guardian - make a note of it. You will need this to verify your application.

By applying online you are consenting to the Community of Aidan and Hilda holding your data on their database. If you are concerned about this you can download our Privacy Policy here and our paper-based Consent Form here. If there is anything in the consent form that you wish to opt out of, please complete it and return it to our Community Co-ordinator.

Before applying to become an Explorer

We suggest that you spend some time prayerfully contemplating the following questions:

  1. What is it about Celtic Christianity particularly that inspires you?
  2. Why do you feel called to belong to a New Monastic Community and to live by a Way of Life?
  3. Why do you feel that The Community of Aidan & Hilda in particular is the right Community for you?
  4. Where did you hear about or come across The Community of Aidan & Hilda?

Before you start writing your responses to these questions, please contact our Explorer Guide, David Cole, using the link below, to let him know your intentions. Unfortunately, the email system from the website does not allow the submission of attachments for security reasons, but once you have made contact with David, he will get back to you from a standard email address, which will allow attachments.

Once you have submitted your responses to David, he will then contact you again to discuss your application, your way of life, and the possibility of finding a Soul Friend. If all goes well and it seems right that you become an Explorer, you will also be sent the Explorer Code so that you can complete the online application form further down this page.

You should not complete the online application form until you have had a discussion with the Explorer Guide, and received your Explorer Code.

We also suggest that if you know someone who is already a Voyager with the Community that you talk with them about becoming a member. If you do not know any Community members then please tell us when you email the Explorer Guide with your responses to these questions.

Subscriptions for Friends and Explorers

Before you complete the form below you should look at the subscription payments we suggest. The Community understands that not everybody can afford the full subscription. Our first priority is that you should feel free to join us. So, if you have a limited income, then please use the donate button and give according to your means! You can download a leaflet about how we fund the Community here.

If you are applying to become an Explorer, please do not make any payments until your application has been accepted!

What happens when the application is completed?

In both cases, your details will be automatically added to the database and emailed to the Community Co-ordinator and Guardians, who will respond in due course. You will also receive the next issue of the Aidan Way.

 


New Member Registration Form

By submitting an application using the form below, you are also CONSENTING to the Community of Aidan and Hilda contacting you, and holding your details securely on our database. It will not be shared with any third parties, and is encrypted during submission.

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