About St. Aidan's
Established in 1962, Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church is a suburban faith community located in the Fort Hunt area of Alexandria, Virginia. From our simple contemporary architecture to our welcome to all, a palpable spirit of warmth enlivens St. Aidan’s.
We offer a mix of services, from traditional Rite II Sunday morning worship based on the Book of Common Prayer to Celtic, contemplative worship on Sunday evening, to weekday Compline. We have a strong tradition of lay ministry that includes providing pastoral care and meals to those who are ill, isolated or in need of support, and we collaborate with churches in our region to meet the needs of those in our community who are underserved. Through our newest ministry, Social Justice and Racial Reconciliation, we are committed to work for social justice as we take actions to transform our own lives and the lives of others according to the teachings of Jesus.
Education and spiritual formation are also active ministries at Saint Aidan’s. Our Day School offers a pre-K curriculum to the children of parishioners and the wider community, while St. Aidan’s youth groups and adult education classes address the key questions of our faith. Now in its fifth year, the Center for Spiritual Deepening offers inspirational speakers from a range of faith traditions to explore views on our evolving Christianity.
At Saint Aidan’s, we endeavor to put our faith into action:
We are inclusive. We welcome you wherever you may be on your faith journey.
We are committed to social justice.
We support our community through pastoral care, meals, and prayer ministries.
We foster community and fellowship through concerts, lectures, prayer services, a Mardi Gras service, Oktoberfest, and our annual Christmas tree sale.
We value continuing education at every stage of life and welcome seminarians from the Virginia Theological Seminary.
We honor our role as active members of the Episcopal Church.
We embrace the simplicity of our patron saint through our church’s architecture and grounds.
We invite you to join us in living out our faith in community.
Learn more about the Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal Church at thediocese.net