Welcome to St. Aidan's Chapel

St. Aidan's Chapel is open for twelve Sundays, from June 25 through Sept. 10, 2023

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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!


Look to this space for information regarding the start of the 2023 summer season at St. Aidan's! As June draws closer, the Standing Committee will keep you posted on opportunities to volunteer and support the Chapel. In the meantime, may you and your family be blessed with good health, happiness and joy.

Please remember to donate canned goods (soups, stews, especially) for Martha's Pantry at Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford. Their needs stretch beyond the limits of the summertime and welcome donations all year long!

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 for the Summer of 2023!

This Website is updated regularly with helpful information regarding the summer of 2023 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 2023

The Rev. Michael B. Dangelo
Officiating Clergy
Schedule: June 25; July 2; July 9; July 16

The Rev. Noah Van Niel
Schedule: August 6; August 13

The Rev. Kit Lonergan
Schedule: July 23; July 30

The Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph
Schedule: August 20; August 27

The Rt. Rev Carol Gallagher
September 3; September 10

From The News

Christmas Eve Caroling!

The frigid temperatures did not deter a hearty group of carolers from gathering at 4:00 pm to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Led in song by Felicity Forbes and Pam and George McNamara, the group raised their voices and enjoyed being together at this festive time of year. The scene was Christmas card perfect and the…

New appointment for Bishop Gallagher

Bishop Alan M. Gates has appointed Bishop Carol Gallagher to serve as assistant bishop in the Diocese of Massachusetts. The appointment comes as Bishop Suffragan Gayle E. Harris prepares to retire after 20 years of active episcopal ministry. Bishop  Gallagher has been serving in the Diocese of Massachusetts since November 2018 as a regional canon,…

Summer Season Comes to a Close

The final worship service of the summer was held on September 11, 2022. For the twelfth Sunday in a row, the weather was beautiful as The Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher presided over the communion service. On Friday before, Bishop Carol led an informal conversation with parishioners regarding the latest work of the Church in Massachusetts…

Peter Stanton Recognized at Community Social

The 2022 season was celebrated on September 8 at the Salter’s Point Casino. Dozens of parish members enjoyed a festive evening as a late summer sun set over Buzzards Bay.  Volunteers contributed yummy appetizers which complemented beautiful platters of cheeses and smoked salmon from Scuttlebutt Coffee Company. Peter Stanton, a member of the Standing Committee…

Steve Hatfield Honored for Leadership and Service

On yet another sunny Sunday morning, worshippers gathered for the penultimate service of the summer. The Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher presided over the communion service that included a heartfelt tribute to outgoing Standing Committee Chair, Stephen Hatfield. Fellow Standing Committee member George Andrews offered remarks in praise of Steve’s leadership and selfless dedication to the…

Under the Beech Tree on August 28

For ten weeks in a row, the weather was perfect as ushers and other volunteers prepared the chairs and altar, taking advantage of the shade beneath the beautiful beech tree.  The Chapel grounds have provided the setting for our outdoor services all summer long and have proven to be a beautiful substitute for indoor worship…