Welcome to St. Aidan's Chapel
St. Aidan's Chapel is open for twelve Sundays each summer, from late June to early September.
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!
The final worship service of the season will be held on September 12 at 9:00 am in the Chapel garden. The Rev. Maribeth Conroy will lead the service and close out a beautiful summer of spiritual growth, fellowship and joy. All are welcome!
Grace Church New Bedford asks our help for donations of canned goods and household paper products. A large plastic blue tub is placed near the front door of St. Aidan's in the portico. Please leave your donations in the tub at any time. Monetary gifts also welcome. Thank you!
Remember to check the Announcements section for the latest information about St. Aidan's activities!
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…