St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Christ's Beacon for all seeking God. 

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 celebrating 50 years of service to God's people in the heart of the King's Grant area of Virginia Beach on Edinburgh Drive between N. Lynnhaven and King's Grant Road.

3201 Edinburgh Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-340-6459

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

8:15 HOLY EUCHARIST

9:30 CHRISTIAN FORMATION

10:30 HOLY EUCHARIST

Thursday 11:30 followed by bible study and lunch

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, Rector

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Pastoral Care


Our Pastoral Care Team is led by Connie Williams and Edie Barnett. Pastoral Care is responsible the meeting the needs of our parishioners in time of illness, childbirth, death and other major life transitions. We have several ministries that fall under this larger umbrella. These include Healing Ministry, Eucharistic Visitors, Hospital and Nursing Home visits, meals for those who have recently been hospitalized and Receptions following funerals. 


ANNOUNCING OUR EXPANDED HEALING MINISTRY

St. Aidan’s is pleased to announce an expansion of the healing prayer ministry as a part of the overall Pastoral Care program. Healing prayer is dedicated to praying with those in need of healing in the physical, emotional and spiritual areas of their lives. 

As the congregation has experienced, our healing prayer ministry, thus far, has focused on persons coming to the altar rail the last Sunday of the month during the service. The team at St. Aidan’s believes that it would be helpful to a number of persons in the congregation to offer a more individualized and more comprehensive service.

The way this is currently envisioned is that Jeremy Stowell will offer healing prayer starting at 6:30 pm , the first Tuesday of each month, in the small chapel adjacent to the Hospitality Room. Peggy Fanney will offer sessions on the second Thursday of each month beginning at noon, in the small chapel. Sessions may last up to 1/2 hour each. It is hoped that in these confidential , personalized sessions  of listening with the heart, the prayer recipient will feel safe, affirmed, understood and validated, and  facilitate healing .

The primary work of the healing minister is to listen, love and pray. It is an opportunity to journey together with the prayer minister to experience the Lord and the Holy Spirit actively at work in the healing process. A healing prayer minister will not be involved in giving advice, counseling, and/or psychotherapy. The primary focus is working with what God is revealing and emphasizing  at each moment. The aim is to restore the body and mind to a healthier more harmonious state, in the context of receiving the full Grace and Healing of the Lord.

To set up an appointment, please email our secretary Karen Causey who manages the appointments for Peggy and Jeremy at the St. Aidan’s office. If you have a preference for one of our prayer ministers, please let Karen know so she can immediately go to that person’s schedule. If you do not have a preference, a referral will be made by Karen to the prayer minister whose schedule best fits the request being made. If there are special needs, please briefly describe so referral to the most suited person on the team can be made. Peggy and Jeremy will be letting Karen know of their availability each month. If there is a need to cancel an appointment, please do so as early as possible. There are no fees for the service and no donations are expected.


EUCHARISTIC VISITORS

For those who are unable to attend church on a Sunday but would still like communion we have a committed group of Eucharistic Volunteers who can bring Communion to your home or hospital room.

Eucharistic Visits are scheduled for Sunday after services.

The Rev. Mark Wilkinson is also available to make home communion visits to your home or the hospital if you would like a full communion service. These can be scheduled during the week if that is more convenient.

Please email The Rev. Mark Wilkinson to schedule the visit.

HOSPITAL VISITS

The rector and other members of the Pastoral Care team visit members in the hospital or nursing homes. It is very important that someone in your family contact the church if you are hospitalized so that visits can be scheduled. We have a number of members who make these visits. Please email The Rev. Mark Wilkinson


HEAVENLY HOSTS

The Heavenly Hosts coordinate receptions for funerals for members of the parish. They take care of setting up and organizing the reception. Arrangements are made through the rector.


ASSISTANCE WITH MEALS FOLLOWING ILLNESS OR HOSPITALIZATION.

This ministry is led by Ed Smith. Ed leads a loyal group of members who prepare meals that can be heated up when cooking is a challenge because of injury or illness. Arrangements are made with the Pastoral Care team. Click here to make a request