Easter 2023
The Nave of St. Aidan’s
St Aidan’s
Memorial Garden
Communion July 9, 2023
St Aidan’s in the Community (Flower Boxes 2)
Lord of the Universe, Prince of Peace
Music – Provided by Reverand Regina Christianson
Easter 2023 Brunch
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Welcome to St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Machias, ME

We are committed to “restoring all people to unity with God and with each other in Christ.” We are an open and inclusive congregation welcoming members from all faith communities, backgrounds and sexual orientation and preference to worship in an open, loving family that gives us the strength and flexibility to be united as one in the Holy Spirit.

Join Us on Zoom Sundays at 9:30 eastern

Why not join us at 9:30 am on Sundays as we celebrate our lord with joyous music, and in an intimate worship space. We are all Friends in Christ.

Our Worship Space

Our Sanctuary
Our Sanctuary

St. Aidan’s has an intimate worship space.

Established in 1960, St. Aidan’s is located in Machias, Maine, in the heart of Down East Washington County.  Our parish is small, but we have a very big heart and as such we are often able to accomplish things that may cause larger churches to struggle.  You will find our unique, intimate worship space to be a joy.   Our magnificent collection of icons, given to us for our use over many years, invite meditation.  The intimacy of our space allows sermons, music and prayer to be received in a very warm, rich and spiritual setting.  Our former rector, has remarked that “giving a sermon at St. Aidan’s is more like having a conversation among friends.” 

Our Sunday services are held at 9:30 am and can be attended in person or on Zoom.  We have a new rector, the Rev. John Elliott Lein, who started with us July 1st, 2023. Holy Eucharist is offered on the first and third Sundays of the month and Morning Prayer on the second and fourth Sundays.  Fifth Sunday services will also be Morning Prayer.   

Join Us on Zoom Sundays at 9:30 eastern

Serving the Community

Our Undercroft

At St. Aidan’s, the greater community is part of our daily life.  Weekdays will find our undercroft used by various groups – multiple AA organizations, a veterans’ group and a bridge club are among the residents of this warm space.  We also host other organizations, such as Sunrise Senior College, that may need our space for a special event or educational classes.  We partner with organizations like the University of Maine at Machias and the Machias Food Pantry assisting in service projects and support that help serve the people of the Machias area. Volunteerism and service is a way of life in Maine and at St. Aidan’s.  Many of our members are involved on a daily or weekly basis with several non-profits that serve the people of Washington County.  

On the second Sunday of each month, the congregation makes a special offering to aid persons in need.  In the past year, this offering has benefitted the Machias Food Pantry, Thaw Fund (local emergency heating assistance), the Machias Christmas Giving Tree, Alzheimer’s Association, World Central Kitchen, a family dealing with severe illness, and the Rector’s Discretionary Fund.

St. Aidan’s at a Glance

Our Priest

“St Aidan’s Giant Plant Sale is Back”

Saturday May 25th starting at 9am until all the plants are gone. For details click here.

We have 1000+ Perennials for sale

1000 Plus plants

After a covid hiatus, St. Aidan’s Bi-Annual Plant sale is back! We have hundreds of Irises, Daylilies, Hostas, Primroses, Centurias and Filipendula as well as many other plantings.

St. Aidan’s New Priest completes his first year with us on July 1st.
Reverand John Lein

Father John is leading our parish in exciting new ways of understanding our Lord and the Gospels with his spiritual leadership.

Undercroft Renovations

Our work is completed for this year with the work on the kitchen and outer kitchen. We have painted the walls and cabinets in these areas extending the bright new look achieved with the work done in the main room last year.