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There are many ways to stay connected with us and aware of exciting things happening around the Diocese of RI. In addition to our publications below, you can connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out Bishop Knisely’s page to hear him directly speak in tweets, posts and on his blog.

RISEN Magazine is our Diocesan News and Special Interest Magazine. We switched from a newspaper format to the current full color journal in 2007. By doing so, we have been able to focus our attention on producing a high-quality print periodical with staying power. It is something that people go to again and again for articles of interest and words of inspiration. Each issue is now focused around a central theme.

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Diocesan Convention 2019: Highlights

12/04/2019 2:32:24 PM

The 229th Convention of the Diocese of Rhode Island began with Eucharist and a reception on Friday evening, Nov. 8 at St. Luke’s Church, East Greenwich, and continued with business sessions and award presentations on Saturday. ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS Lay and Clergy delegates elected Rhode Islanders to represent them  on various diocesan leadership bodies; chose […]

Advent – Prepare the Way

12/03/2019 12:31:20 PM

There are a great many resources available to help us keep a holy Advent and prepare for Christmas. If you are looking for fresh ideas, this is a good place to start.

The Ven. Janice Grinnell

12/03/2019 12:07:59 PM

Episcopal Cafe has published an interview with our own Archdeacon, the Ven. Janice Grinnell, as part of a series on the diaconate. You will find the interview here.

Thanksgiving 2019

11/26/2019 9:00:02 AM

The secular holiday season is about to begin. Thanksgiving, though late this year, is finally arriving. And with that arrival, we are all planning meals, trips, conversation topics and the keeping of family traditions. I have to admit that I love hearing people and families plan how they will keep their traditions this year. It’s […]

Applications still open for 2020 UTO grants

11/18/2019 9:50:10 AM

The United Thank Offering (UTO) has opened applications for 2020 grants, focused on projects that demonstrate the “bless” practice of the Way of Love: “Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility.” Learn more about project eligibility and criteria here. Complete the required form […]

Peace, and Reconciliation

11/15/2019 10:58:48 AM

The Episcopal Peace Fellowship celebrated it’s 80th Anniversary with events at St Michael’s, Bristol, and at the Center for Reconciliation during the Veteran’s Day weekend. Read more about these events, and remarks by Bishop Knisely.

Changes – A message from the Bishop

11/15/2019 9:45:44 AM

There have been some changes in the diocesan staff and in the staff of the Center for Reconciliation (CFR). We are welcoming Kristin Knudson-Groh to the diocesan staff and bidding God Speed and farewell to Elon Cook Lee.  Kristin is joining my staff to serve as communications director in a moment when we’re in the […]

Advent Way of Love

11/14/2019 8:57:20 AM

New Advent resources include digital invitation kits Your church can “Prepare the Way of Love this Advent” with a new digital invitation kit from the Episcopal Church. The kit is part of a wide range of Advent and Christmas resources available here that include an updated “Journeying the Way of Love” Advent calendar and curriculum, […]

Province 1 School for Deacons

11/01/2019 6:26:51 PM

The bishops of Province One are excited to announce the call of the Rev Dr. Lynda Tyson to be the new dean of the Province One School for Deacons. Dean Tyson will begin her ministry on Nov. 1, 2019. She is a priest in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) and formerly Coordinator of the […]

Responding to Hurricane Dorian and how to help

09/09/2019 9:36:09 AM

Responding As Hurricane Dorian Continues North Web Statement from Episcopal Relief & Development September 4, 2019 Episcopal Relief & Development continues to support dioceses in the path of Hurricane Dorian as the storm slowly moves north along the eastern coast of the United States. As of Wednesday morning, September 4, Hurricane Dorian has moved past […]