Who We Are
St. Aidan's is an open and inclusive member of The Episcopal Church. We welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We are located in the heart of the King's Grant area of Virginia Beach on Edinburgh road between N. Lynnhaven and King's Grant Road. There is a map link of the main page.
Over 150 people gather at St. Aidan's each week. Young, old and in between come to praise God and to learn about living a Christian life. A life that truly follows the Biblical imperative to love God and to love your neighbor. We do this in a variety of ways, through worship, fellowship and service to our church community as well as the greater community.
In the Episcopal Church we encourage open and frank discussion about our faith. An old ad campaign said, "We ask that you check your coat at the door, not your brain." I take that very seriously at St. Aidan's. Sermons are not meant to give rigid answers, but to provoke thought and prayer about the role God plays in your life and the life of our community. Please take the time to visit our Sermon Pageto see some samples from the last six months.
How We Worship
Our worship style is a traditional Episcopal Service with Eucharist (Communion) every Sunday. We follow the services as laid out in our Book of Common Prayer. Common meaning prayer done by the community together.
Our 8:15 service is a quiet service that does not have any music. Our 10:30 service (10:00 in the summertime) features one or more of our talented and dedicated musical organizations.
All baptized persons regardless of age and regardless of tradition are welcome at the table to receive communion.
Music is essential to good liturgy (our service) and good liturgy is how we worship God. Our music includes traditional hymns as well as contemporary praise music. We also have two Bell Choirs (adult and youth) and a wonderful Children's Choir.
September through June, the second Sunday of the month is always a special children's service at 10:30. Our children's choir performs all the service music and there is a special message for our younger members at this service. The other Sundays of the month children grade 3 and under may leave for part of the service to go to our Children's Chapel to hear a message just for them. They return during the announcement times in the middle of the service so that all can be present for Communion.
Childcare is provided for infants and young children
at the 10:30 service and for any special services
I hope you will take the time to explore the rest of our website and all of the opportunities for Christian Formation, Worship and Service that our parish offers. Our website is currently undergoing major revisions so stop back often and check us out.
I am happy to speak with anyone about our parish and the larger Episcopal Church, whether you are a long time Episcopalian or a person who is just curious about our church. Please know that you are welcome here.
The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector