As I write this announcement, it is a time of both sadness and great joy.  The sadness is in losing the services of our beloved Rector Lynn Rutledge+ at the end of October.  She has faithfully shepherded our small mission church’s growth to a flourishing parish.  She has led us through a joyous restoration of our beautiful worship space and was there with us day by day as we faced the unparalleled challenges of Covid-19, leading us, and yes, even making us even stronger, with a dedication that was founded in Jesus’s message.  To those of us who worked with her closely, she was almost super human in her ability to bring us even closer to Christ.

That said, it is with great joy that we celebrate her retirement and the beginning of her next chapter of her life.  Sunday, October 23rd, will be her final service with us at St. Aidan’s which you are welcome to attend.  If you cannot attend and would like to send a card, you can send it to the church at the address below and we will make sure she gets it:

St. Aidan’s Church

ATTN:  Rev. Lynn Rutledge

P.O. Box 271

Machias, ME  04654

May blessings be with us all,

Suzie O’Clair, Senior Warden


Groups have started meeting again in the undercroft of St. Aidan’s Church. To see a list of these groups and the dates and times they are meeting, check out our Community Group Calendar page.

If you have a group that would like to use the undercroft for meetings, please contact Suzie O’Clair, Senior Warden, at staidansmaine@gmail.com or call the church at (207) 255-4995 and leave a message – we will get back to you.