1712-2012: Celebrating 300 Years
Welcome to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church!
Rest, 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
Fr John’s office hours:
Wednesday through Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
Spirituality – Sunday, October 16
Women’s Spiritual Retreat
Maureen Henderson will facilitate a second women’s retreat on Sunday, October 16, 2:00 to 4:30 pm in the parish hall. The topic for reflection and discussion will be forgiveness. All women of the parish, their friends and family are warmly welcome and invited to attend. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board at the back of the church.
Thank you, Charles!
Special thanks to Charles Sedgley for donating his time, talent and labor to repair and reseal the stucco walls in the narthex. He even cleaned up and repainted the big cast iron radiator. Thank you, Charlie!
Worship – Saturday, October 1
Blessing of the animals
On Saturday, October 1, we will celebrate the feast of Saint Francis in the Meditation Garden at the 5:00 pm Holy Eucharist with the blessing of all our furry, feathery and scaly friends – and children’s stuffed animals as well. Fr John will also be blessing the horses, alpaca, billy goats, and all the other critters at the Claddagh and Roseland Equestrian Centers on Saturday morning.
Christmas Craft Fair – Saturday, November 12
Craft Fair planning begins
The Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be a meeting on Sunday, October 2, immediately following the 10:00 service for planning the event. Bring your ideas and your energy to make this year’s fair an even bigger success! For more information, or if you can’t attend the meeting, contact Felicia at 401-225-9033 or 774-264-9290. There is also a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the back of the church. Ho ho ho!
Fr John’s vacation – September 2016
Fr John’s vacation schedule
Fr John will be on vacation Saturday, September 17, to Tuesday, September 27. He’ll be back in the office on Wednesday, September 28. Fr Ed Boucher will celebrate Holy Eucharist on Saturdays, September 17 and 24; the 8:00 and 10:00 Holy Eucharist services will be celebrated on Sunday, September 18, by Fr Bob Brooks and on Sunday, September 27, by Fr Michael Pearson. The Rev William Locke, 401-499-6921, will be available for any pastoral emergencies while Fr John is away.
Christian Education – 2016
Sunday School has begun
This year’s season of Christian Education has begun, but it’s not too late if you have children you’d like to enroll. Contact Nikki Johnston at email@example.com. All are welcome to join us!
Craft Fair – 2016
Crafters, start planning!
We are looking for crafts to be donated for the Holiday Fair this year. Think about how you might like to contribute. Maybe you’re an artist who can donate a painting. Maybe you make candles or soap. Whatever your talent, your donations can help make the Fair a success! For more information, contact Felicia at 774-264-9290 or 401-225-9033.
Worship – Sunday, October 9
Our last Church on the beach
Our last Church on the Beach across the street from the Tiverton Yacht Club will be held at 8:00 am on Sunday, October 9 . Come join us worshiping in God’s Holy Splendor!
Fundraising – Grocery Receipt – ongoing
Save those receipts
Just a reminder to 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 and so far this year the church has received $130 from Lees and $244 from Clements. (Thanks, Janet Martin for tallying the receipts!)
Something for everyone
Now that the snow is gone and we start to come to life again, there are many ministries at Holy Trinity that can use some extra hands:
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.
Church beyond the walls
Church Beyond the Walls, a homeless ministry in Providence, thanks Holy Trinity for the tuna and mayonnaise they have donated for the light meal after the worship service held at Burnside Park each week. It’s time to change over to peanut butter (smooth, please) and jelly. 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!
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. There are 23 families that are already going electronic. 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!
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!
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.
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.