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



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

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

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!


Trinity Trader Thrift Shop

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! Celebrating our 30th anniversary this year!


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

Holy Trinity Church Harvest Fair (Need Volunteers)

Saturday, November 2, 2019

It’s that time of year again for our annual Harvest Fair. This year we need you more than ever to participate in making this the most successful fundraiser of the year. Time is drawing near and we want to form a working team to organize this fun and worthwhile event. How can you help us?
Start by attending the first organizational get together on Sunday, September 8th at 11:30am in the parish hall.
We have many different areas where your special talents and leadership are needed. Some of those areas are: set up and break down of the hall; helping to prepare and serve lunch; silent auction items; vendor tables; baked goods table and more.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but want to a part of this team, please let me know.

Back to Sunday School, September 8 at Holy Trinity Church

 It is back to Sunday school at Holy Trinity Church with Backpack Sunday and the Blessing of the Backpacks & Stuff. Sunday school will commence next Sunday, September 8th with the blessing of the backpacks at the 10am Celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Parents are asked to have their children drop off their backpacks in the church, placing them on the table next to the pulpit. The children should arrive in the parish hall for class no later than 9:45am. During this first class, there will be an informal registration. Also, there will be a brief welcome and get to know one another for the children and their teachers.

All students are welcome to bring their backpacks and materials for school. This is a special blessing for students of all ages. You may be going to pre-school or medical school, this special is a blessing upon you, your backpacks and all your stuff in those backpacks!

Summertime Blues Dinner with the Back Pew Blues Review – June 8, 2019

What a better way to usher in those lazy hazy days of summer than the Kick-Off Summer BBQ & Concert at Holy Trinity Church.
Please join us on Saturday, June 8th for our Summertime Blues Dinner with the Back Pew Blues Review, which includes Ray Davis and Nick Manousos.
Begin your Saturday with me in the Meditation Garden for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the Meditation Garden at the 5 o’clock. There is plenty of room. Please bring along your families and friends. Everyone is welcome!!
Dinner will be served at 6pm with hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, pasta salad, baked beans, and dessert.
A concert will follow at 7:15pm and not just a ‘concert.’ This is Rock & Roll son with Nick Manousos and Ray Davis with ‘The 40’ in disguise. If you have never heard the band ‘The 40’ you are in for a treat. Hang onto your hat!Tickets are $20 per person, children under 12 attend for FREE.
For tickets, please see Scott or Shannon at church. For dinner reservations, please call Scott, 401-226-4118 or the parish office, 401-624-4759.
Performance only is $10 at the door.

Spring Dinner & Concert – May 11, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Get Ready for another wonderful parish event! On Saturday, May 11 at 6 pm in the parish hall, Scott and Shannon Sherman will host their 8th fundraiser dinner.
Please join us for the 2019 Swing Into Spring Dinner & Concert. The dinner menu: Swedish meatballs and noodles, mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans and dessert.
The Blues Crews will once again entertain us in the church immediately following dinner.
Tickets are $20 for adults; kids 12 and under are free.
For reservations, please contact Scott at (401) 226-4118 or call the parish office and Cindy Cwalina at (401) 624-4759 no later than May 6.
We need additional volunteers. Volunteer signup sheets are located on the white bulletin board in the parish hall.

Gamblers’ Meeting: Friday Evenings 7pm – 8:30pm:

Gamblers’ Meeting: Holy Trinity Church is host to a weekly gamblers’ meeting. Meetings take place 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.

Amazon Smile Foundation Donations:

Holy Trinity Church has registered with AmazonSmile. At no cost to you, your purchases can generate contributions to Holy Trinity Church. In order to browse or shop the AmazonSmile website, customers must first select a charitable organization.

Sandwich Supplies:

sandwichThe ministry at Church Beyond the Walls which provides weekly Saturday worship services and a light meal to the homeless in Burnside Park in Providence are in need of donations of tuna fish, mayonnaise, (smooth) peanut butter and jelly for the making of the sandwiches that are served. Fr John leads this service about once a month and will bring the supplies to Providence. Thank you for your support of this important ministry.


Something for everyone

Altar Guild – The Altar Guild is the behind-the-scenes backbone of the worship services, maintaining the linens, supplies, polishing the brass, arranging the flowers and setting up the altar. Contact the parish office at 624-4759.

Trinity Trader – The Trader is the signature ministry of Holy Trinity. We provide gently used clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, books along with many household treasures. Stop by during store hours, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. There’s always something to help out with!

Choir – Do you sing in the shower? Why don’t you share that virtuoso voice with our choir! Contact our organist and choir director, Spencer Sacco, at 401/474-1759 to find out more.

Coffee Hour – Our ministry of hospitality, both to one another and to our visitors, is an important part of every Sunday. You are invited to host a coffee hour – it’s not hard! And if you aren’t comfortable making coffee, Fr John will make it for you! The bright yellow sign-up sheet (and information on How-To) is on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

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.

Church Beyond the Walls – Church Beyond the Walls is a homeless ministry in Providence. Fr John invites anyone who would like to come and worship with the CBTW to come with him on the first Saturday of the month. Fr John leaves the church parking lot at 1:00 pm for Burnside Park. The service begins at 2:00 and finishes around 3:00. Join us in worship and fellowship!

Feeding the Hungry – Holy Trinity continues to give year-round support (including the vegetables grown in our garden) 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. Please remember that items beyond the expiration date on the package cannot be accepted.

Grocery Receipts – Save your grocery receipts from both Lees and Clements Markets and drop them in the baskets in the church entry or in the lower level hallway. The markets donate one percent of the grocery receipt totals. It’s something that everyone can do!

Fundraising – Ongoing

Save those grocery receipts!

Thanks to everyone who keeps bringing their receipts from Lees and Clements Markets. Holy Trinity just received a check from Clements for $162.68. These markets donate one percent of the grocery receipts that are collected, so if you shop at one of these stores, save your receipts and drop them in the basket in the church entry. Thank you!

Ministry Support

Online giving is so easy!

If you are not giving electronically, please consider a donation through our website. No more check writing! But it provides a constant flow of revenue for the church, even when you go on vacation. It’s safe, secure and can be scheduled when it’s convenient for you. Go to the menu at the top and click on the donating tab. It will walk you through a quick and easy process. Thank 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.