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

Healing Service: the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00 noon.

All Christians who hunger for God are welcome at our communion table.

Advent Season:

The Advent Series: “The Way of Love:  Journeying the Way of Love in Advent.” Fr. John will lead the second class of the series this Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Class #3: Tues. Dec. 17th and Class #4: Mon. Dec. 23rd.

2nd week of Advent: We celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas: I will tell the story of St. Nicholas and how he became Santa Claus. This Sunday at the 10am Celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Santa Claus will visit Holy Trinity Church. Immediately following the Holy Eucharist, Santa will visit with the children in the parish hall during coffee hour.

3rd Week of Advent: December 15, the Sunday school children will host coffee hour.

Giving Tree: We have adopted The Fall River Family Services Association Agency this holiday season. The tags are hung on the tree at the entrance to the church. Please only take a tag if you can commit to the purchase of a new item and return the gift (unwrapped) to Holy Trinity Church. The deadline for gifts is next Sunday, December 15th. I wish to express my gratitude to John & Sue Richardson for doing this outreach ministry every year for poor children. Thank you for making God’s work your own.

Giving Tree for Church Beyond the Walls: This year we are once again collecting gifts for the homeless men and women who gather together as a church in Burnside Park, Providence. Please donate warm white socks, knit caps, scarves, and gloves (no mittens). Place your donations under the Church Beyond the Walls Giving Tree next to the pulpit. Please bring all gifts unwrapped. These items will be placed on the Christmas tree in front of the pulpit. Father John will deliver your gifts to the CBW headquarters at the Diocese.

Change in Liturgical Schedule: The Healing Service will take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month from noon to 1pm. This is a Healing Service in the context of the Holy Eucharist.

Christmas Eve:

Family Christmas Service at  5pm: We will have something new, quite creative and unique to the traditional Family Christmas Eve celebration of Christmas. Under the guidance of our Director of Religious Education Nikki Johnston, the Sunday school teachers and parents have put together a Christmas Pageant with our very talented children that you must see. So, Come and See!

Christmas Eve Service at 10pm: There will be a choral celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Christmas Eve Music: Our organist, Rob Currier will play for both the 5pm & 10pm services on Christmas Eve. The children in the pageant will sing hymns accompanied by David Swift on the guitar.

Christmas Day:

On Christmas morning there will be a quiet celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 10am.


On Thursday, November 28 at 9 AM, start your Thanksgiving Day the very best way by coming to church to thank God for your many blessings. You will deepen the meaning of this very spiritual and beautiful holiday. Please join with me in thanking and praising God for His abundant love.

On Sunday, December 1, we will begin Advent and a new church year. This is one of the most holy seasons of the church year as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus at Christmas.


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

Advent Series

On Sunday, December 1, we begin the sacred season of Advent. Fr. John will have a series of four classes on “The Way to Love: Journey the Way of Love in Advent.” All classes will be held in the evenings 6:30-8:00 p.m.

  • Class 1 – Tuesday – December 3, 2019
  • Class 2 – Tuesday – December 10, 2019
  • Class 3 -Tuesday – December 17, 2019
  • Class 4 – Monday – December 23, 2019

New Bedford Salvation Army Soup Kitchen

Sunday, November 10. Volunteers are asked to arrive anytime between 3-4 p.m. The meal is served 4:15-5:15. Cleanup is until 5″30 p.m.

Holy Trinity Church Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9am – 4pm

A day full of fun, fellowship, and community spirit, this year’s Harvest Fair was successful in raising funds for the church. On top of that, Trinity Trader’s Christman Boutique brought in additional proceeds.  We thank our volunteers, parishioners, and the public for their generosity and support to the mission of Holy Trinity Church

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.

Church Musicians

Joseph Chima, keyboardist and Ojie Ataga 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.

Stewardship 2020

October 13,  is the kick off of the 2020 stewardship campaign. There will be three Sundays with speakers from the congregation telling us why they came to Holy Trinity Church and why they support the mission of the church.  Pledges are sacred and represent the hard work of our donors. They insure that Holy Trinity Church remains a vital part  of our family and community.  With these funds the church is able to meet its daily operations including, utilities, basic maintenance, payroll obligations, fellowship programs, and more. These pledges helps the church meet its annual budget goals. Together, let’s help our church flourish.

Back to Sunday School, September 8 at Holy Trinity Church 2019

 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!

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.

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 the 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!

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.