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 (no service on Feb 22)
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 email@example.com. 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!
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
Ash Wednesday – March 1
On Wednesday, March 1, we will begin Lent with “Ashes & Coffee to Go” in the church’s parking lot from 6:00 to 9:00 am. If you can’t make it to a church service, come, drive through, and receive ashes along with a hot cup of coffee – and then be on your way. This is an interdenominational ministry, so invite your friends and neighbors to join us. Ash Wednesday services of the Holy Eucharist with the dispensation of ashes: 12:00 noon and 7:30 pm.
Fr John’s Schedule
A brief retreat
Fr John will be taking his annual presbyter’s retreat from Wednesday, February 22, through Friday, February 24. He will be available for pastoral emergencies and will celebrate the Holy Eucharist on the weekends, however there will be no healing service on Wednesday, February 22.
Fellowship – Follow-up
Mardi Gras Celebration – Thanks!
We give a hearty thanks to Shannon and Scott Sherman who hosted our first fundraiser supper event last Saturday night: the 5:00 worship service followed by a roast pork dinner and a concert after that. A big success – and fun was had by all! There will be another supper on Saturday, April 1, so mark your calendars! The Shermans are hosting three of these events during 2017 to raise money for the church’s capital campaign in honor of the building’s 100th anniversary.
Community Service – ongoing
The 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.
Spiritual Retreat – Snow date: Sunday, March 26
New Date! Women’s retreat
Due to snowy weather, this retreat has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 26! A women’s retreat will take place on Thursday, February 12, 2:00 to 4:30 pm, at Holy Trinity. The topic for the third retreat held here will be on self-care and will be led by Maureen Henderson. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the parish hall, and if you would like more information, please contact Maureen at 401-489-1693.
Snow Days – Winter 2017
Will church be cancelled due to snow?
We’ve had our first snowstorm of the season which brings up the question: will church services be cancelled due to snow? Guided by the diocesan policy, if there is a parking ban in Tiverton, Holy Trinity Church will cancel all of the Holy Eucharists for that day. Stay home, and stay safe.
It’s time for coffee!
If you enjoy going to coffee hour and you have not hosted (or maybe it’s been a while), then consider signing up for this important ministry of hospitality. Don’t fret about the coffee – Fr John brews his Navy coffee, both regular and decaf, every Sunday morning. All you have to do is bring the food. Our sexton, Don Martin, comes in afterward and does the clean up (he’s going to Heaven for that!). Hosting coffee hour is very easy but so important to making everyone feel welcomed! The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the parish hall.
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!
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!
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.