1712-2012: Celebrating 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

In January and February, while Holy Trinity’s sanctuary is undergoing restoration, we will be holding our worship services in the parish hall. Wherever two or three are gathered, there God will be.

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

Worship – Palm Sunday, March 25

imagesPalm Sunday

As a prelude to our Palm Sunday service, we will gather in Marjorie Larson’s driveway, two houses south of the church at 1970 Main Road. There we will have the blessing of the palms and the beginning of the procession into the church. Please arrive at the driveway by 9:45 am. Hosanna in the highest!

Buildings & Grounds

We’re back!

imagesOur worship services have returned to the sanctuary! The sanctuary restoration project is in the final stretch: pews along with other furnishings have been reinstalled. The first wave of upholstered items is in place, along with baseboards, stair treads and oak risers. (Some of the pews are not yet completely restored but are in the process.) Red carpeting will be installed under the altar, and the new kneelers and hymnal racks will be ready by our Palm Sunday services. It’s only been 2 months but what a difference!

Easter 2018

Time to order tulips

Offerings for tulips to decorate the church on Easter Sunday are being received through Palm Sunday, March 25. Tulips may be sponsored (price per plant to be announced) and dedicated as Easter memorials and thanksgivings. Order envelopes are on the ushers’ springtable at the back of the church, or you can call the office at 624-4759. Please make checks out to Holy Trinity Church with “Easter tulips” on the memo line.

Fellowship & Fundraising – Saturday, April 14

Swing Into Spring Dinner

Spring is coming and to celebrate, there will be a Swing Into Spring Dinner on Saturday, April 14, at 6:00 pm in the parish hall. The menu will feature a roast pork dinner with all the fixings, and the dinner will be followed with entertainment by the Blues Crews. See Scott Sherman for reservations. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for kids 12 and under. We will also need volunteers to help out; the sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the parish hall.

Bishop Knisely’s Visit – Sunday, May 27

Rites of Reception / Reaffirmation

Bishop Knisely will be visiting Holy Trinity on Sunday, May 27, and celebrating the Holy Eucharist at the 8:00 and 10:00 am services. At this time, if you would like to be officially received into the Episcopal Church and/or reaffirmed in the faith by the bishop, please contact Fr John. And be sure to mark your calendars for this very special Sunday.

Adult Christian Education

Date Change – Lenten Study Series

downloadLast class: Thursday, March 15, 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the parish hall. Taking the Gospels in Context. Every Sunday we read verses in the gospels. In order for the verses to make sense on their own, we must learn the context in which the gospels were written, which means we need to know the audience, the writer, and the problem the evangelist is trying to address in the first century Jewish/Christian community.


Community Service – ongoing

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!

Knitting Circle – A knitting group meets on Tuesday afternoons 1:30 to 4:00 pm in the parish hall. We will make prayer shawls for the infirm and those in need of extra blessings. We will make welcome baskets for refugees entering our country. We will learn and share new skills and ideas and will build friendships and fellowship. For more information, contact Patrice at 401-829-6677 or pdavismaze@gmail.com. Come join us!

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.