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

    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 

We are in the process of searching and calling our next rector.

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About The Vestry

Our vestry serves as the governing body of St. Aidan's. The members are elected every year and serve for a calender year from January 1 to Deccember 31. The Senior  Warden is the primary lay member with canonical authority. The Junior Wardens oversee all the property concerns. Three new members are elected each year to serve a three year term. The wardens, treasurer and register are all appointed by the vestry. 

To contact any of the vestry members, click here to go to our contact us page

Senior Warden: Chuck Marks

Junior Wardens: Jay Reid Building

                       Bob Kehl, Grounds

 

 

Members

Pam Belote

Barry Higginbotham

Mary Dail James Metcalf
Tom Metz Register: Becky McCallum
Brenda Anderson Treasurer: Sharon Metz

 

About our Wardens

In the Epsicopal Church the Wardens are members of the vestry who provide lay leadership in several areas. The Senior Warden runs our vestry meetings and is the canonical authority if the rector is not available. The Junior Wardens are responsible for oversee the facilities of the church including buildings and grounds. This year we have two Junior Wardens to help spread the work load. The Junior Wardens are not the ones who do all the work, but are responsible for making sure that the work around the building is done.


FROM THE SENIOR WARDEN

Chuck Marks - June 26, 2019

Rector Search and Vestry Update

 

On June 16, 2019, St. Aidan’s was joined at Sunday Services by Canon Charles Robinson and Elise Balcom, our Diocese Search Advisor.  During the Service, the Rector Search Committee was commissioned, composed of Jerry Alley, Kathy Benson, Mary Dail, Andy Fischer, Janice Poole, Sid Vaughn, and Irv Wells.  The team got to work immediately after the church service and appointed Jerry Alley as their chair and Janice Poole as their recording secretary and met again the following week.  They plan to meet weekly starting on July 11th and will be focused on gathering materials, updating our web site and refining our new rector requirements.  The Search Team will host a parish meeting on 29 September (Sunday) after a combined single service and in conjunction with a Fifth Sunday Potluck.  The team will be using the terms “search” and “discernment” interchangeably.

In the next several weeks, the vestry will be considering candidates for Interim Rector, with a hiring planned sometime in July/August/early September.  The Interim Rector will serve at St. Aidan’s until the vestry calls a new rector based on the recommendation of the search committee.  We will continue to use Supply clergy through the summer months as this process unfolds.  The Diocese will be recommending candidates to the vestry shortly.

You may notice that Seton House was able to raise funds to conduct an exterior overhaul similar to what St. Aidan’s is completing under Preserve our Heritage.  They are replacing windows and outside siding to match our improvements.  Additionally, Seton has formally approached the Vestry to request consideration of a proposal to combine all of their geographically disparate functions into a single location at St. Aidan’s that would require construction of a new wing to Seton House.  The vestry has received a briefing on the proposal and will be scheduling opportunities for Seton leadership to share their proposal with the entire Congregation.  After the presentations, St. Aidan’s will meet as a Congregation privately to discuss the proposal to help the vestry decide on the way forward.  Expect the first presentation to take place in July in conjunction with a Sunday Service.  If you walk to the area between St. Aidan’s and Seton House, you will see two stakes with red tape - both near the edge of the volleyball court - they mark the approximate location of the corners of the proposed two-story structure.