We Love Aston-cum-Aughton with Swallownest
Aston is a great place to live! It is a large and growing community of just under 17,000 people served by seven primary schools and a large secondary: Aston Academy. It’s conveniently near to the motorway network, but also has great recreational facilities in Rother Valley Country Park, Ulley Country Park and Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre. Swallownest Health Centre is a large modern health centre in a multi-purpose building which also houses Swallownest Library. There is a well-established cricket club at Aston and a bowling club at Swallownest. Besides the ancient parish church of All Saints there are thriving Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal churches who all work together under the banner ACTS – Aston Churches Together.
Aston and Aughton are ancient farming villages, while Swallownest was founded in the nineteenth century to serve the growing mining industry. Now all three communities are served by the Parish Council, whose offices are based in the Parish Hall on Holderness Drive. The TARA (Tenants and Residents Association) works on behalf of local people. The Parish Hall has rooms which are used by a wide range of sporting and leisure groups. Aston Carnival, held every August, is a popular event bringing the community together. Aston has a rich history, with All Saints Church and Aston Hall mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and the Aston History society is active in researching and documenting the local heritage.
As the Anglican parish church of Aston we are here to pray for and serve our neighbourhood in whatever way we can.
Church address: All Saints Aston, Church Lane, Aston, Sheffield.