1712-2012: Celebrating 300 Years

Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!

front_1Rest, Renew, Rejoice!

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
401-624-4759   office@htc.necoxmail.com

Fr John’s office hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm



Worship Services

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

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 nikki36@cox.net. 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

Neither rain, nor snow, nor…

Ash Wednesday

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In spite of the cold weather and constant fine snow, Fr John  and Rev Bill Sterrett from Amicable Congregational Church offered ashes to nearly 100 people on Ash Wednesday morning. Our church in action!

Christian Education – Friday, February 19

Traces of the Trade

On Friday, February 19, at 6:00 pm, Holy Trinity Church in cooperation with the Center for Reconciliation will present the documentary by Katrina Brown, Traces of the Trade. All participants are asked to bring a dish for a potluck supper. There will be a forum for questions, answers and discussion after the film during the meal. We are hoping that one of the facilitators from the Center for Reconciliation will be a member of the DeWolf family. This presentation will begin our Lenten series of classes based upon the book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James H. Cone.  Please join us as we begin our season of Lenten reflection.

Confirmation – Sunday, February 14

Our newly confirmed

During Bishop Knisely’s visit on Sunday, February 14, at the 10:00 am service, five of our young adults will be confirmed: Taylor Craig, Jacob Humphrey, Juliana Manousos, Jarod Potocki and Jackson Zmich. We extend our congratulations to our confirmands, their parents, and their family and friends. We are all proud of them!

Bishop’s Visit – Sunday, February 14


Bishop Knisely is coming

On the first Sunday in Lent, February 14, (also known as Valentine’s Day!) Bishop Knisely will be celebrating the 8:00 am and 10:00 am Holy Eucharist. He will meet with the vestry and staff at 9:00 am in the Victorian Parlor, and immediately following the 10:00 am service there will be a potluck brunch provided by the parish in the parish hall during which the bishop will facilitate a question-and-answer open forum to discuss local and international issues. Come and help us show the bishop our Holy Trinity Hospitality!




Community Service – Sunday, February 14

Our turn at the Soup Kitchen

We are looking for volunteers to serve the evening meal at the New Bedford Salvation Army soup kitchen on Sunday, February 14, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. There is a sign-up sheet and directions on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Help us feed the hungry.

Christian Education


Relay race games

Last Sunday there were children’s relay races held in the Christian Education classes with cotton balls and plastic spoons. What do we learn from this? A lot! It illustrates fellowship, teamwork, how important balance is, and slow-and-steady often wins the race. We all have a lot we can learn!

New Members

Become part of Holy Trinity’s family

If you would like to join Holy Trinity Church, fill out the Family Record form found on the clipboard in the tract rack located at the back of the church and then place it in the 8 1/2 by 11 manila envelope. You will then receive a welcome letter and a welcome packet which will contain information about the church, and our ministries and outreach. Welcome to the family!

Worship Music


Lifting our hearts (and voices) to God

We are mixing up our worship music as we lift our voices to God. Organist Spencer Sacco will play traditional Anglican music on the second and fourth Sundays of each month joined by the choir. On the first weekend of the month, Jude Ahamiojie will play his joyful worship music at the Saturday 5:00 pm Holy Eucharist and at the 10:00 am Sunday Children’s Celebration Sunday and also on the third Sunday of the month. He will be accompanied by guitarist Nick Manousos, along with guitarist Dave Swift and vocalist Carolyn Dube. On those few occasions when there is a fifth Sunday in month, Jude and Spencer will join together to provide our music.

Spencer will play on Ash Wednesday; both Jude and Spencer will play at the Bishop’s visit on Sunday, February 14 and on Palm Sunday. During Holy Week, Spencer will play on Maundy Thursday, Saturday Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday, as well as on Pentecost Sunday. Jude will play on Trinity Sunday.

Whether you like contemporary or traditional music – or both! – come lift up your voices and your hearts with us at our worship services! Everyone is welcome!

Community Service

We still give from our hearts

Our giving doesn’t end with the Christmas season. As cold winter weather is upon us, we continue to receive donations for the Church Beyond the Walls ministry to the homeless in Providence. Warm socks, knit caps, and gloves (no mittens) are always welcome. The collection bin marked “Church Beyond the Walls” is located in the entrance of the church.

Also if you are looking for other items to donate to CBTW, you can go online to Amazon.com and type in “homeless.” You will find clothing, toiletries and care packages that can be bought in bulk. Please have them delivered to Holy Trinity Church, 1956 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878, and we will deliver them to CBTW for distribution.

And to support the continuing CBTW meals ministry, donations of mayonnaise and tuna fish are still greatly appreciated.
Thank you!!

Family Information

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!

imagesFellowship – Coffee Hour

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!

Lectio Divina

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

imagesWednesday worship services

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.

Community Service

Serving others

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.

Youth Group

Rite 13 Class at the New Bedford Soup Kitchen - 11_09_14What our youth is up to

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!

Community Service

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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