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!


Join us next Sunday, July 3 at 9:00 am! 

The 2022 summer season has begun and continues through September 11, 2022.  Rev. Mike Dangelo, our vicar, will lead the next service on Sunday, July 3 at 9:00 am, outside on the Chapel lawn.  All our welcome!

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 essential volunteering opportunities to help out this summer! If you are interested in ushering, please contact Pam McNamara at: pwmcnamara@comcast.net.  If you want to help with weekly flowers for the altar, please contact Tina Read at: tparkerread@gmail.com.

This Website is updated regularly with helpful information regarding the summer of 2022 at St. Aidan's.  Please get in the habit of checking the Announcements section for up to the minute details regarding our worship schedules, activities, events and community needs.


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

The Rt. Rev Carol Gallagher
August 28; September 4; September 11

From The News

Summer of 2022 Begins!

Yesterday the sun shone brightly as the 105th season opened led by our vicar, Rev. Mike Dangelo. Spirits were high as parishioners were welcomed back to the Chapel. A communion service was held outdoors for the third summer in succession due to the ongoing concerns about the Covid virus. A devoted group of volunteers readied…

Volunteers needed for Ushering and Fellowship Support!

The vitality of the St. Aidan’s community is evident in the assistance of our corps of ushers. Tasked with helping to set up the service, lead the reading of the prayers and lessons during the liturgy, and most importantly, to welcome parishioners to the Chapel grounds before the service, this rotating band of volunteers is…

Spring Letter to the St. Aidan’s Community from Steve Hatfield

Dear Friends of St. Aidan’s Chapel, I write as the pleasures of the summer to come are apparent everywhere. The hydrangeas that grace the Chapel grounds at St Aidan’s are showing strong signs of renewal as the buds get set to bloom in time for our 105th season. The rectory is being refreshed for its…

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…