The Machias Area Annual Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) Pancake Supper will be held on February 25th at the Kay Parker building at 26 Hadley Lake Road, off of Main Street, Route 1 in Machias.  This supper is sponsored by Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church and Sunrise Opportunities, and all proceeds will be used by Sunrise Opportunities for the benefit of its Special Olympics program.  Sunrise Opportunities serves adults in Washington County who have mental or physical disabilities and need assistance to perform basic living tasks, who need help in obtaining and maintaining employment and assisting them in being able to actively participate in community life.

In addition to pancakes, there will be all sorts of toppings and beverages at this “all you can eat” feast.  Please join us in this long-standing festive tradition.  Your entire donation will go to Sunrise Opportunities and be used to assist them in their mission.  How can you go wrong!  Tickets for the meal are only $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children.  A door prize will be awarded that evening and you do not need to be present at the time of the drawing.  Serving hours are 4:30 to 6:30 PM.  For more information, you can call Sunrise Opportunities at 255-8858.

                                      Pancake Dinner - February 25 2020

                            Laissez les bon temps rouler!!    Let the good times roll!!”  


On Saturday, November 2nd, Bishop Thomas Brown visited St. Aidan’s Church in Machias where he met with members of the Vestry and, along with Rev. Lynn V. Rutledge+, blessed and dedicated the Stephen Moyer Memorial Garden. Among those in attending were members of Stephen’s family who were able to make the trip for this loving event.

Lynn V. Rutledge+  and +Thomas J. Brown

The Bishop also performed a service of Baptism and Confirmation for Scot Willson and the renewal of Baptismal vows for Anne McGhie.

Left to right: Scot Willson; +Thomas J. Brown; Lynn V. Rutledge+; Ann McGhie

We would like to thank parishioner Dale Miller for taking these photographs.

Editor for Web Page

Hello, everyone.

My name is Suzie O’Clair and I am now keeper of the St. Aidan’s website. Our hope is that this site will be both a tool and a form of a newsletter for visitors and our parishioners alike so, if you have any ideas, submissions or requests, please feel free to contact me at

We look forward to hearing from you!



Bishop Thomas Brown will make his first visits to the three Washington County Episcopal Churches at the end of this month. He’ll spend almost four days with us, and during that time will meet with Vestries, clergy and congregations as well as touring our towns, stopping in at ministry projects, blessing a memorial garden and confirming and receiving new members.

Saturday, November 2 – Bishop Brown will head to Machias where he will meet with the St. Aidan’s Vestry and with confirmands. In the late afternoon, he will bless the new Stephen Moyer Memorial Garden, have supper with parishioners and preside at Holy Eucharist with Confirmation in the evening.


We now have a brand new beautiful worship space here at St. Aidan’s. The Stephen Moyer Memorial Garden was competed this fall – the seed money for this project was from memorial gifts given to his remembrance. Next season will see many beautiful flowers planted in the circle areas of the cross and the hedge made of Rosa Rugosa is growing nicely. The garden will be dedicated to Steven Moyer by Bishop Thomas Brown during his visit with us on November 2nd. As with all projects, time and the final size of this project was more than originally estimated however, we believe you will agree that the outcome has been well worth the wait and it is a great addition to St. Aidan’s.

St. Aidan’s continues to grow and what a wonderful worship space we have been given to help enrich our faith and share in our joy and love.

Stephen Moyer Memorial Garden