About Us

About Us

Welcome

We are a warm, friendly and loving group of modern day followers of Jesus the Christ who are seeking to know Christ and make Christ known in the world. We come from all walks of life, origins and pathways to this wonderful place we call St. Aidan’s, where we welcome ALL to come and see! It does not matter from which faith tradition that you come: what matters is that you seek to share in worship and in our communal life together as the body of Christ.

We are rooted in the Anglican heritage, but we have sought to present the best from both our “Catholic” and “Reformed” roots. We hold Scripture, Reason and Tradition at the fore of all that we seek to do through God’s life-giving Holy Spirit. When we gather in this place we share Holy Eucharist (also known as the sacraments, communion or Mass), which links us to a historic lineage of the body of Christ emboldened to go out into the world and do the work of building God’s kingdom here on earth. Come and join us, as there is something here at St. Aidan’s for everyone!

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Reginald

Mission

Our mission is “to Know Jesus Christ and Make Christ Known,” a short and simple phrase that guides us as individuals and as a congregation. We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world. We believe…

History

St. Aidan of Wales and Ferns, Celtic Missionary Saint Monasteries in today’s world are places where people go to pray, work and learn for the rest of their lives. Monks are not wanderers or missionaries; they are silent, devoted types who live in stable communities. But it was not always so. In the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries, monks were often called in Latin Pedagrinationes Pro Christo, or, Wanderers on Behalf of Christ. This was especially true of the Celtic…

The Episcopal Church

Worship and spirituality in the Episcopal Church are shaped by the Bible and many church traditions, as found in The Book of Common Prayer. The Rev. John Westerhoff describes Episcopal Church spirituality as Liturgical, Biblical, Communal, Sacramental, Pastorial, Incarnational, and Mystical. “Mystical” refers to the long, slow journey that comes in a series of conversions one has during a life time. Recently, the Rev. Chris Yaw published a guide to the church and faith called “Jesus was an Episcopalian (and…

Membership Request

We are delighted to welcome new members into our parish!  To officially join St. Aidan’s, please know: Any baptized person can be a member of St. Aidan’s.  All baptized people are members of the Body of Christ, regardless of the denomination or congregation in which they were baptised. If you are not baptized, speak to Fr. Reginald to discuss your faith and your wish to become baptized, regardless of age.  St. Aidan’s holds baptisms several times a year, and we…