There are a number of organizations and institutions that were founded by the Diocese of Rhode Island, one of its churches or by a group of Episcopalians. Some of those have an official connection with the diocese. Others have a more informal relationship. These organizations extend the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church in Rhode Island.
Hallworth House provides residential skilled nursing care and outpatient rehabilitation services. It is known in the state as the best nursing home available!
The Edwards Homes are five houses on Benefit Street that provide 22 apartments for low income, elder housing. In addition, some of the apartments are occupied by retired and active Episcopal clergy members. The Edwards Homes are managed by Hallworth House.
St. Mary’s Home for Children
St. Mary’s Home for Children opened its doors in 1877 as an orphanage within the Episcopal Diocese started by the Reverend Daniel Ingall Odell, rector of St. Mary’s Church in East Providence. St. Mary’s offers comprehensive treatment programs for boys and girls traumatized by abuse or experiencing the challenges of psychiatric disorders. Children are treated and cared for in the residential, educational and out-patient programs located in North Providence, Rhode Island.
St. Andrew’s School
St. Andrew’s School was founded in 1893 by Father Chapin, the Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Barrington. It seeks to help students who need an individualized approach to teaching and a nurturing, stable environment in which to live and study. There are approximately 200 boarding and day students in Grades 6-12.
St. George’s School
St. George’s School was founded by the Rev. John Byron Diman in 1896. Located in Middletown RI, it is an independent school with an Episcopal heritage welcoming students of all faiths in Grades 9-12. It is a co-educational with approximately 400 boarding and day students.
Royal School of Church Music
Several Episcopal Churches in our Diocese offer the RSCM America Program. This is a branch of the Royal School of Church Music. Your church, school, or community choir may join as affiliate members. Individuals may join as members with full benefits or as friends who support the work of the RSCM. It is a forum for enrichment for music directors. In addition, annual courses for choristers of all ages are held in various locations in the US and around the world. The RSCM Rhode Island Course for Youth is held in Newport each summer. Girls, boys and teens alike will find this new course, in residence at Salve Regina University in beautiful and historic Newport by the Sea, a wonderful setting for a week of fine music-making, fun and fellowship.Choristers rehearse daily with opportunities for small group and individual instruction. Choral services are held area churches and venues. While this course is part of the national RSCM program and independent from the diocese, many children and youth from our congregations attend along with others from around the country. Visit their site for more information about this coming year’s event.