If you like what you see when you visit, please take a moment to fill our a visitor/newcomer card and give to one of the ushers or to the rector after the service. You can also click on this email link to Nancy Newhams our parish administrator and ask to be put into our database.
This will get you started and be put on our email newsletter list and regular mail lists so you can keep informed of what is going on.
When you are ready to really get involved you are invited to formally join by Baptism, Confirmation, Reception, or by transfer of church letter from your previous parish. To a newcomer to the church these terms may be confusing so here is a brief explanation.
Baptism: If you have not been baptized this is the first step in committing your life to Christ. Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is the basic entry rite to Christianity. We have baptisms several times a year. By the way, baptisms are not just for babies. We often baptize adults in our church. So come on in, the water's fine.
Confirmation: If you have been baptized in another faith tradition that does not have bishops, Confirmation is the formal way of becoming an Episcopalian.
Reception: People coming from the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Orthodox or other churches with Bishops are received into the Episcopal Church if they have been confirmed in their previous church.
Transfer of Letter: This means that you contact your previous parish so they can transfer your membership information form them to us. Even if you haven't been at your old parish in a long time, they may still have your information. Parish registers are historical documents.
You can also stop by our office. The office is open 9:00-4:00 Tuesday through Thursday. You can also email our rector, The Rev. Mark Wilkinson or call 757-340-6459 to set up a time to talk to him. Your questions and interest are imporant and Mark will find a time when you can meet with him.
Regardless of how you contact us, a member of our Membership Committee will be in contact with you to help you learn about St. Aidan's.
The most important thing for us is that you come and worship with us. Get to know us and we are sure you will want to join us on a regular basis.
If you would like to request additional information or to have someone from the church contact you, please fill out this form.