South Coast Today: Dartmouth summer chapel turns 100

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Ingrid Houghton lifted up her daughter Matilda to pull on a white rope to ring the bell as folks trickled out of St. Aidan’s Chapel. Matilda is part of the fifth generation of the Houghton family who built the chapel in 1917 on Smith Neck Road.  On July 23, a service was held in celebration of the chapel turning 100 years old. The chapel with about 85 seats was overflowing. The Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, Bishop of Massachusetts, said he hoped the tranquility that can be found at the chapel “enables you to cultivate patience and forbearance in less tranquil places.”

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