Welcome to St. Aidan's Chapel

St. Aidan's Chapel is open for twelve Sundays each summer, from late June to early September.

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St. Aidan's, an Episcopal summer chapel, is home to a devoted and vibrant community that welcomes warmly persons of all faiths to our services. For many people, St. Aidan’s is the alternative to their home church, to others, it is their only house of worship. Often churchgoers attend services while visiting family and friends on vacation. Celebrating Christ’s love and teachings in a charming and historic summer setting is only part of what makes St. Aidan's so unique.

Services are held from late June through early September.

We invite you and your family to worship with us this summer, including children of all ages. From listening to and praying with our accomplished and devout summer chaplains, to our commitment to bring God’s blessings to those in need in the Greater New Bedford area, St. Aidan’s is a joyful and nourishing experience.

We are inclusive to all, just as we believe God is inclusive to all. Please join us. Everyone is welcome!


Look to this space for timely announcements and schedule updates based on the weather conditions, Covid precautions, and whatever else needs to be communicated quickly!


Visiting Clergy Summer 2021

The Rev. Michael B. Dangelo
Vicar of St. Aidan’s
Schedule: June 27; July 4; July 11; July 18

The Rev. Noah Van Niel
Schedule: July 25; August 1

The Rev. Kit Lonergan
Schedule: August 8; August 15

The Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph
Schedule: August 22; August 29

The Rev. Dr. Maribeth Conroy
September 5; September 12

From The News

Martha’s Pantry Needs your Assistance Now!

Our friends at Grace Episcopal Church, New Bedford are seeking donations to Martha’s Pantry, a vital source of food for members of the community. Each week, Martha’s Pantry at Grace distributes food items including fresh produce and breads. The goal is to provide three meals per day, for three days, for each household member. Each…

Rev. Mike Dangelo Named Vicar

Steve Hatfield, Chair of the Standing Committee, announced the appointment of Rev. Mike Dangelo as the new Vicar of St. Aidan’s, succeeding Rev. Maribeth Conroy. He has served St. Aidan’s with grace, intelligence, generosity and enthusiasm since 2009. We welcome his experience and continued leadership going forward. Mike commented recently on his appointment: Being the…

The Rev. Dr. Maribeth Conroy to “Retire” from St. Aidan’s

Serving St Aidan’s for seventeen years is a deeply meaningful professional and spiritual experience for Rev. Maribeth Conroy.  This September will be her remaining opportunity to lead services, preach, and occupy the vicarage on Smith Neck Road as a visiting priest. Going forward, Maribeth has decided to make room in her busy calendar for other…

New Committees Added in 2021

In the Summer of 2020, George Andrews led a Clergy Search Committee to replace the departing Rev. Maribeth Conroy. (Originally, she had planned that 2020 would be her last summer, but the Covid-19 pandemic upended that idea.) Happily for our community, Maribeth will be returning this summer, her last at St. Aidan’s. After a national…


The many dedicated volunteers who support our services every summer were put through their paces in 2020. Happily, the St. Aidan’s community was able to worship at one outdoor service on Sundays. Facing the challenges of the Covid pandemic, our team of ushers were key to enabling the community to gather safely by welcoming and…

2021 Committee Chairs

2021 Committee Chairs There are many volunteer committees that support the varied activities of St. Aidan’s every year. Members of the Standing Committee and the Corporation serve as chair of each committee. Altar Guild: Helen Pennoyer Buildings: Steve Hatfield Clergy Welcome and Support: George Andrews Communications: Jane Reynolds Flowers: Mary Cook Landscaping and Grounds: Tina…