St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Wherever you are on your faith journey, St. Aidan's welcomes you.
Among us you will find a variety of faith stories and experiences, and a diversity of beliefs. What we share in common is a trust that in community, in our worship, and in our caring for others we learn to better love our neighbor and deepen our awareness of God's presence.
We understand this to be the fuller life to which Jesus calls us.
A Call to Prayer from the Bishops of the Diocese of Virginia
On this Feast of the Epiphany, when we celebrate the visitation of the Wise Ones to the Christ-child and his family in Bethlehem, we have witnessed a very different kind of visitation on our American family in Washington, D.C. Violence has erupted again in our capitol city, threatening lives and tearing the very fabric of our democratic process.
We Bishops in the Diocese of Virginia hold in support and prayer all people who live and work in Washington, and who face the possibility of violence tonight. We pray for all members of the Senate and the House of Representatives whose work has been disrupted and who fear for their safety. We pray for the Capitol police and others who protect lives. We pray for the right transition of leadership that has been interrupted by anger and violence. We pray for all the people of our nation.
We strongly urge our President and all leaders of our nation to work for an end to violence in Washington and anywhere it might erupt in our nation, and to take their part in a peaceful transition of leadership.
Holy God, like the Wise Ones who travelled far to see the face of the living Christ, grant us wisdom, so that we may see the face of Christ in each other, no matter what our differences, and so that we may be voices of wisdom and peace in our land. Let your love be known. Let your will be done on earth, in our nation, as it is in heaven, today, tomorrow and always. Amen.
The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff
The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Brooke-Davidson
The Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor
Update to Regathering
December 26, 2020
All in-person worship is suspended due to coronavirus conditions. Stay home, stay safe, stay connected.
Please hold all those suffering from Covid, those caring for them, those who are afraid, isolated, or lonely, in your prayers.
Though we are not all able to meet in person for worship, we are finding that the desire to pray, celebrate,
and support each other in community still brings us together as we gather daily for evening worship, on
Sunday mornings for our main service, on Sunday evenings for our Celtic service, and on Tuesday and Friday mornings for silent prayer and meditation.
Evening worship is at 7:00 pm, Sunday morning at 9:30 am, Sunday evening at 5:30 pm and Tuesday and Friday we meet at 8:00 a.m.
Information about joining services will be sent to registered participants.
If you would like to be registered to join worship or silent prayer and meditation, you can email us on the Contacts page. We will need to verify your name, address, phone number, and email. We apologize for this extra layer of security, but it has become necessary. We hope you will join us online, in person, or both, as we continue to worship God and support one another through this unusual time.
Life at St. Aidan's
"As the years have gone by, it's been a source of joy and pride to belong to a church that does welcome everyone. I've brought many people here for various reasons--people from other faiths, and people who have no faith at all. And to see that all are welcome reminds me that not only have I found a place whereI I belong, but that allows me to bring in and celebrate everyone in my life."
Parishioner on why she belongs to St. Aidan's