Welcome to St. Aidan's Chapel

St. Aidan's Chapel is open on Sundays, from June 23 through Sept. 1, 2024

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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!


Christmas Eve Caroling at the Chapel!

Sunday, December 24 at 4:00 pm

Please join your fellow parishioners and friends for

a joyful expression of the season as we celebrate the birth of Christ!

(The caroling lasts about 35 minutes if you are timing your holiday roast!)



VOLUNTEER in 2024: In addition to our clergy, volunteers make St. Aidan's the special place that it is. From the leadership committees to the many individuals who contribute to making our worship together beautiful and blessed, we depend on the community to make things happen. In the Spring of 2024, look for notices here about how to sign-up!

Website Updates: This Website is updated regularly with helpful information regarding the summer of 2024 at St. Aidan's. Please get in the habit of checking the Announcements section for up-to-the-minute details regarding our worship schedules, bad weather contingencies, activities, events, and community needs.

Visiting Clergy Summer 2024

The Rev. Michael B. Dangelo
Officiating Clergy
Schedule: June 23; June 30; July 7; July 14

The Rev. Noah Van Niel
Schedule: July 21; July 28; 

The Rev. Kit Lonergan
Schedule: August 4; August 11


The Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph
Schedule: August 18; August 25

Bishop Carol Gallagher
September 1

From The News

A Beautiful End to the Season

The first Sunday in September was the last of the season for the parishioners of St. Aidan’s Chapel. Labor Day weekend delivered perfect weather as folks gathered under the beech tree to attend the communion service and hear Bishop Carol Gallagher’s thoughtful sermon. Once again she concluded her comments with a gentle hymn, sung to…

Whom do you admire? [Bishop Carol Gallagher]

Bishop Carol Gallagher responded as follows: “I truly admire Bishop Tutu, who I was blessed to meet at my very first House of Bishops. He had lived a life of service and was often derided and abused, but he loved everyone he met and bubbled over with contagious laughter often.”

Consecration and Communion

The penultimate Sunday of the 2023 season was full of ceremony and heart as Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph presided over two communion services and the consecration of the newly expanded Memorial Garden. They were attended by parishioners who worshipped at two services held both inside and outside the Chapel. Once again, Alan Lauderdale supplied…

A Question of Love and Faith

The Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph, returning for her third summer at St. Aidan’s, offered a beautiful worship service under the sheltering beech tree in the Chapel garden. The weather was perfect as 85 (plus) parishioners were queried thoughtfully during Rev. Arlette’s sermon: “How is your faith walk going?” Such a simple question was compelling…

Whom Do You Admire? [Rev. Canon Arlette Benoit Joseph]

Hands down Mother Teresa. As a child, I admired her piety, humility, centeredness, and love of service and God. Through the lens of my adulthood for me, she emulated Christ’s love for this world and people through her acts of service. Her legacy is one of deep faith in God, steadfast courage, and fierce love.…

Summer Social Soiree

An enthusiastic group of community members gathered at the Salters Point Casino on August 18 to toast the 2023 season. Once again, the generosity of our corps of volunteers revealed their commitment to the common good. Thanks to the leadership of Marguerite Graham and Karyn Campbell, the party was a charming success. From set-up to…