Welcome to St. Aidan's Chapel

St. Aidan's Chapel is open for twelve Sundays this summer, from June 26 through Sept. 11, 2022

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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.

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!


An Announcement re: Announcements!

Springtime has arrived in South Dartmouth and preparations are underway for our twelve weeks of summer worship starting on June 26 through September 11, 2022.  This Website is updated regularly with helpful information regarding the summer of 2022 at St. Aidan's.  Please get in the habit of checking this  Announcements section for up to the minute details regarding our worship schedules, activities, events and community needs.

Volunteers make St Aidan's roll from year to year and week to week.  From the leadership committees to the many individuals that contribute to making our worship together beautiful and blessed, we depend on the community to make things happen. Look to this space for opportunities to help out this summer! We need you!

In the meantime, may the abundant blessings of Christ's love be realized by all.  Peace.


Visiting Clergy Summer 2022

The Rev. Michael B. Dangelo
Vicar of St. Aidan’s
Schedule: June 26; July 3; July 10; July 17

The Rev. Noah Van Niel
Schedule: July 24; July 31

The Rev. Kit Lonergan
Schedule: August 7; August 14

The Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph
Schedule: August 21

August 28 is to be announced.

The Rt. Rev Carol Gallagher
September 4; September 11

From The News

Summer season comes to a joyful close!

Labor Day weekend marked the return of The Rev. Maribeth Conroy to serve St. Aidan’s through September 12, the final service of the summer. The happy reunion of our former vicar and the congregation was warm and high spirited as Rev. Maribeth preached here for the first time since 2019. Complications surrounding the Covid 19…

Late August Worship Services Provide Joy and Spiritual Reflections

The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph completed her two-week chaplaincy on August 29. This was Arlette’s first experience at St. Aidan’s and the Clergy Welcome and Support Committee and others enjoyed introducing her (and her dog Justice) to the chapel, rectory, parish community, and the greater Dartmouth area. Late August was full of weather surprises…

Perfect Weather and Double Baptisms on 8/15

The sun was shining on the assembled worshippers as The Rev. Kit Lonergan led the communion worship service at St. Aidan’s. Two young boys, Sawyer Forbes and Austin Lincoln, were christened as well. An enthusiastic congregation voiced their commitment to the Baptismal Covenant and welcomed the newly baptized children into the family of Christ. Thank…

Rev. Kit Lonergan ministry begins with “Blessing of the Animals” at August 8th worship service

A busy summer ministry began for Rev. Kit Lonergan the first week in August. In addition to baptism, Rev. Kit led a joyful “Blessings of the Animals” following the communion service on Sunday, August 8. The enthusiasm of the parishioners was evident as 74 people and 20 pets attended. George McNamara’s homemade doggie treats, (“Scuttle…

Rev. Noah Van Niel leads St. Aidan’s community in worship July 29 and August 1.

An enthusiastic group of parishioners welcomed the Rev. Noah Van Niel as he and his family took up residence on Smith Neck Road during his two week chaplaincy. Due to rainy weather, the 7/29 service was held inside the chapel, the first time since the summer of 2019 due to the pandemic and ensuing Covid…

A Sunday Full of Joy!

Perfect weather, stunning hydrangeas in full bloom, and worshippers of all ages enjoyed being together July 11 on the Chapel lawn. Led by our Vicar, The Rev. Mike Dangelo, the spiritual harmony of lessons and psalms, holy communion, and a christening rite, made for a special morning at St. Aidan’s. John Brooks Reece was baptized…