Welcome

1712-2018: Celebrating more than 300 Years

Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!

Rest, Renew, Rejoice!

htc-frontWhat 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

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Worship Services

  • Saturday  5:00 pm, Holy Eucharist, quiet service
  • Sunday  8:00 am, Holy Eucharist, quiet service
  • Sunday 10:00 am, Holy Eucharist with music and child care
  • Healing Service: the first Wednesday of the month at noon.

Church School, Sundays – Church School runs from September to May with different programs for each level. Please go to our What Kids Can Expect to find out more. 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!

NEW Music Program ( Rob Currier Organist and Music Director) – Holy Trinity welcomes Rob Currier, our new organist and music director. Mr. Currier will lead the choir and congregation every 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays at the 10:00 a.m. service.

Seeking New Choir Members – Now that Rob Currier is leading our musical programs. Holy Trinity is asking you to consider becoming a new choir member. No experience required, we just need voices to lift our hearts, minds, and spirits in the worship of God.  If you are interested please speak with Rob Currier or contact the church office. Please call Rob at 401-265-1589.

Church Musicians – Joseph Chima, keyboardist vocalist will play the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays services at the 10:00 a.m. The Saturday evening services and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. will remain quiet.

Healing Service

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On the first 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.

Are You New? 

You will be warmly welcomed. – In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he gives us a command to show hospitality to others. Here at Holy Trinity, we take Paul’s command seriously. We pride ourselves on making everyone who comes through our doors feel welcome. We are a church family in every way that truly loves and cares not only for one another but also for all those who may come to visit us for a day or who hopefully stay with us for a lifetime.

Walking into a new church, or a new denomination, can be an intimidating experience. But don’t let that stop you. To make things a bit easier for you, we offer this brief introduction of what newcomers might expect. If you have questions during the service, feel free to ask someone nearby or one of the ushers at the back of the church.

The Act of Worship – As Episcopalians, we gather in worship to celebrate God’s presence among us. The services follow an order found in our Book of Common Prayer (“common prayer” refers to the prayers we say as a group, in common). We’re a sacramental and liturgical church, acknowledging our traditional rites and roots but open to thoughtful debate.

As you enter the church, you’ll be greeted by an usher and be given a pew bulletin which will guide you through the service, containing all the prayers, responses and readings. It will also tell you when to stand or kneel. Practices vary, even among Episcopalians. Generally, we stand to sing; prayers are said either standing or kneeling; we stand to hear the Gospel and sit to hear the other readings.

On the back of the pews, you will find two books: the blue 1982 Hymnal and the black Book of Common Prayer from which all services are conducted. Pew bulletins are used to make following the services easier, especially for newcomers.

An Open Door – When you visit an Episcopal church, you will be a respected and welcomed guest. You will not be singled out in any way nor asked to stand before the congregation nor to come forward. You will simply be part of our family as we worship God. We strive to live by the message of Jesus Christ in which there are no outcasts and every one of God’s creation is welcome.

What’s going on

Ashes & Coffee to Go (February 26 from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.) – We begin the solemn Lenten season with Ashes & Coffee to go in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Church. Or come celebrate the Holy Eucharist at noon and 7:30 with the dispensation of ashes.

St Patrick’s Potluck Dinner (March 14, 6 p.m.) – On Saturday, March 14, please join your church community and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a potluck supper.  Dinner will begin at 6:00 pm.  Kim Mitchell will perform Irish music during dinner and songs after dinner. Sign up for sheets for the dinner and clean up are in the rectory hall or call the church office.

Bishop Knisley Pastoral Visitation (March 29) – On Sunday, March 29, the Bishop will celebrate the 8am Holy Eucharist and will meet with the vestry at 9am in the Victorian parlor. The Bishop will lead the 10am service and will greet the congregation at coffee hour for a Q & A session.

New Bedford Salvation Army Soup Kitchen – The next opportunity for volunteers is Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Gamblers’ Meeting: Friday Evening (7pm – 8:30pm) – Gamblers’ Meeting: Holy Trinity Church is host to a weekly gamblers’ meeting. Meetings take place on Friday evenings, 7pm – 8:30pm in the parish hall. This outreach ministry is for people addicted to gambling and the catastrophic fallout impacting the family. Fr. John is proud to say that this gamblers’ meeting is the church’s response to a casino in our back yard.

In addition to the Gamblers Anonymous, the Rhode Island Lottery’s Responsible Play Program includes the funding and oversight of a 24-hour helpline. Problem Gambling Services has the ability to respond to those in crisis 24/7 who call the 1-877-942-6253 helpline._

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