1712-2012: Celebrating 300 Years
Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!
What does your week look like? No time for your family, no time for yourself, no time just to breathe? Maybe it’s time to take a break. Join us this Sunday morning for our worship service. Meet new people, enjoy a nice cup of coffee and become part of a spiritual community. Renew your spirit!
Holy Trinity is a church where everyone is welcome to come and to grow in faith, understanding, gratitude, service and peace. We are a friendly bunch and we will try our best to answer any questions you have about our church, our town or our community.
To find out what we do, go to the right hand column under “Of Interest” and click on the “Activities/Ministries” link. You’ll find a list of activities and the people to contact. Or look through the other pages of this website to find even more information.
We look forward to meeting you!
The mission of Holy Trinity Church, under Jesus Christ, is to further the spiritual growth of all; love, minister to, and affirm one another; and be a force for God in our community.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1956 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Fr John’s office hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thanksgiving Day: 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist
Saturday 5:00 pm, Holy Eucharist without music
Sunday 8:00 am, Holy Eucharist without music
Sunday 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist with music and child care
Joyful Christian/Caribbean reggae music with Jude Ahamiojie on electric piano with Nick Manousos on guitar, Spencer Sacco, organist, and Holy Trinity’s Choir.
Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 am, Morning Prayer
Wednesday 12:00 noon, Healing Service and Holy Eucharist
All Christians who hunger for God are welcome at our communion table.
Church School, Sundays
To register, call the parish office at 624-4759. Church school is open to all children, whether they are members of Holy Trinity or not. For more information, contact Nikki Johnston at email@example.com. All are welcome to join us!
September thru May
See the What Kids Can Expect Page for more detailed information about these classes.
Nursery – Toddlers and Pre-K Activities and handouts that follow the liturgical year.
K through Grade 4 Whirl curriculum, focusing on Gospel stories and following the liturgical year.
Tweens Whirl curriculum, Bible reading, discussion and activities, following the liturgical year.
Rite 13 and J2A – Teens and Young Adults Re:form curriculum, focusing on the stories of Biblical ancestors, and how these can impact and inform the struggles and lives of teens and young adults.
Trinity Trader Thrift Shop
The Trader has reopened with its new inventory for fall and winter, including holiday items. The shop is open Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come see our wide array of gently used merchandise! And check us out on Facebook!!
Are you planning a wedding?
If you’re in the planning stages of a wedding, Holy Trinity can provide the perfect place. Beautiful setting, large parish hall, efficient kitchen…what more could you need? See our brochure by clicking on the link in the right hand column on this page. And congratulations!
What’s going on
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26
Join us in our Thanksgiving celebration by giving thanks to God for all the blessings in our lives at the 10:00 am Holy Eucharist. What better way to start this day of gratitude!
Christian Education – Sunday, November 29
Please note that there will be no Christian Education classes on Sunday, November 29, due to the Thanksgiving Recess. See you next week!
Christian Education Schedule – Advent 2015
Advent Schedule for the kids
Advent is here and there will be a lot going on! For all our new families and visitors: you are warmly welcome and your children are invited to participate in the Christmas pageant. There’s always room for one more angel or shepherd!
Sunday, December 6 – Celebration Sunday with the children at the 10:00 am Holy Eucharist. The children will use the sermon time to share their biographies. This is based on Exodus 3 and the meaning of the word “Yahweh,” “I AM WHAT I AM.” Feast of St Nicholas – Old St Nick will be in church and will visit the children in the parish hall during coffee hour. At this time the children will also decorate the Christmas tree. Parents, don’t forget to take pictures! The Christmas Pageant – Anne Griswold will be in the school classrooms 9:30 to 10:00 am to cast the parts for the pageant. She will also be available after the 10:00 service.
Sunday, December 13 – Pageant preparation and rehearsal during class time.
Sunday, December 20 – Pageant preparation during class and rehearsal in the church immediately following the 10:00 service.
Saturday, December 5
Alec Grande and Chip Craig will be selling Christmas wreaths in front of the church on Saturday, December 5, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. It’s time to deck the halls and this is a good way to start!
Christian Education – Advent 2015
There is hope
This year Fr John will look at the power of hope that we receive through the Infancy Narratives of Jesus Christ. This will include the joyful mysteries of Advent: the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Presentation of Jesus Christ at the Temple, the Flight into Egypt, and the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple. Meeting time will be 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the following evenings: Wednesday, December 2; Thursday, December 10; Wednesday, December 16; and Wednesday, December 23. Sign-up sheets are posted at the back of the church and in the parish hall. Please sign up as soon as possible so we know how many books to order. Join us in our hope through Christ!
Worship – Advent 2015
It’s the children’s turn
On Sunday, November 29, we begin the holy season of Advent. On the Second Sunday of Advent, December 6, at the 10:00 am service, the children will use the sermon time for a special presentation of their biographies that they will share with the church. This is meant to give the children a sense of ownership and belonging in their church. Let us all welcome them and support them as members of our faith community!
Worship Music – New schedule
Mixing up the music
We have a new music schedule for the Sunday services giving us variety and new mix, Jude Ahamiojie will play his joyous Caribbean (and easy to sing-with!) music every Sunday at the 10:00 am service. Every second Sunday, organist Spencer Sacco will play more traditional music. (He will also play at special services such as Christmas Eve, Holy Week and special occasions such as weddings and funerals.) The choir will continue to be with us on every Sunday. Join us for a re-mix of traditional Anglican music with Caribbean/Reggae style. Make a joyful noise!
Special thanks to our church gardeners, Natalie Cote, Janet Martin and Scott Sherman for all the produce they provided to our local food pantry at Old Stone Baptist Church. How does this sound: 65 doz green beans, 7 bell peppers, 2 spaghetti squash, 12 cucumbers, 38 zucchini, 66 tomatoes and well over 170 dozen cherry tomatoes! Feeding the hungry doesn’t only mean canned items, our gardens provides fresh produce as well. These gardeners deserve a round of applause and a restful winter season!
Stay in touch!
If you have a new email address, telephone number (cell or home phone) or an addition to the family, birthdays and anniversaries, please fill out the family record form available on the Sunday School registration table. If you are not receiving Constant Contact email from Fr John, please fill out the form. Constant Contact is the fastest and most efficient way to keep everyone up to date. Don’t be left out!
Help us with our ministry of hospitality
Offering a friendly cup of coffee and a bit of a nosh after the Sunday 10:00 service is a big part of who we are at Holy Trinity Church, making people feel welcome and at home, whether they are old time parishioners or just visiting once. Please sign up on the bright yellow sheet on the bulletin board in the parish hall to be a host on a Sunday. Or sign up with a buddy – the more, the merrier! And if you’re not comfortable making the coffee, Fr John will make it for you!
Community Service – Church Beyond the Walls
Peanut butter and jelly
We have been collecting tuna and mayonnaise to help the Church Beyond the Walls ministry to the homeless in Burnside Park in Providence. We’ve done such a good job that they don’t need any more for a while. However, they have asked for creamy peanut butter and smooth grape jelly for the feeding part of this ministry. Donations can be dropped off in the basket in the church entry. We also ask for continued donations to our local food pantry at Old Stone Church here in Tiverton. There is a basket in the entry for that as well. We thank you!
Sundays at 9am
In the Victorian Parlor each Sunday morning at 9am Fr. John will lead an adult education class based on the timeless question “What is God calling me to do?” There will be a gospel reading of the day and reflections of the participants. No sign up is required. Come join us for this opportunity to learn & grow in the gospel.
Worship – Wednesdays at Noon
Every Wednesday afternoon at 12 PM, there is a healing service and celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the church. The service includes a laying on of hands with prayers for healing in body, mind and spirit as well as anointing and blessing. Prayer requests for the healing service may be submitted on a weekly basis. Simply fill out a prayer request form and place it in the basket at the usher’s table. Make a date with God in the middle of the week.
Holy Trinity helps to serve the evening meal at the New Bedford Salvation Army soup kitchen four times a year. It’s not a hard job but very rewarding. The sign up sheet with dates and directions are on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Contact the parish office with any questions.
Holy Trinity/Amicable’s youth group has put together a schedule of activities from September through May. They meet twice a month doing community service, fundraising and some stuff just for fun. You can check out the calendar by clicking on “Youth Group Schedule” in the right hand column of this page, under “Of Interest.” New kids are always welcome – as are adult chaperones! Come join us!
Feeding the hungry
Holy Trinity continues to give year-round support to the community food pantry located at the Old Stone Baptist Church in Tiverton. Perishable foods may be dropped off in the basket in the entry of the church. Items needed: canned soups and stews, tuna, peanut butter, pasta sauces, pancake mixes and syrup, canned or dried fruits, beans and lentils, pasta, rice, fruit juice. Please remember that items beyond the expiration date on the package cannot be accepted.
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