News & Publications

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.

Diocesan eNews is our semi-monthly e-Newsletter from the Bishop’s office which highlights events and resources which support the work of our churches. (It is not the place for publicizing local parish events. Here are some tips on how to do that.) If you would like to receive the diocesan eNews,  just sign up here.

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Prayers for the Nation

01/06/2021 4:55:58 PM

In response to the events of January 6 in the Capitol, we will be holding a prayer service via Zoom and Facebook at 8 pm. Order of Service https://zoom.us/j/94172151180 https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalRI

Christmas Eve 2020

12/22/2020 12:01:51 AM

Please join us for a Christmas celebration on December 24, at 7:00 PM on Zoom. The order of service is here.

Susan Beaumont Webinar

12/07/2020 11:20:25 AM

How do we lead when we don’t know where we’re going? How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning—when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? The Rev. Susan Beaumont calls such in-between times liminal seasons—threshold times when the […]

2021 Budget Hearings

09/12/2020 12:15:55 PM

The Proposed Draft of the 2021 diocesan budget was presented at the Pre-Convention Meetings last week. You may watch a recording of one of the meetings here. Draft Budget    

Good Idea! Covid Conversations at St Luke’s

06/30/2020 12:21:21 PM

One of the newest “Good Ideas!” in the diocese is “Covid Conversations” at St. Luke’s, East Greenwich. The occasional conversations — likely to be once or twice a month — began in late May, prompted by a newsletter article written by Senior Warden Mike Grady, about the experience of being “alone together.” “I thought that […]

Journeying by Stages – A plan to reopen our buildings

06/15/2020 3:08:16 PM

UPDATED – Journeying by Stages is our guidance for re-opening our church buildings. In this plan you will find our suggestions and recommendations for the gradual return to in-person worship, a checklist for preparation of the buildings and re-thinking elements of the services, and a covenant describing how we should approach these times with care […]

St Augustine’s is buzzing

05/21/2020 10:32:59 AM

On Saturday, April 25, the grounds of St. Augustine’s, Kingston, became home to a hive of 10,000 bees, in their latest initiative. The Rev. Beth Sherman, vicar, has long been interested in bees, but has not actually kept them until now. She teamed up with friends of the congregation, Judy and Diane Landry, to take […]

Bishop’s Message – What Comes Next?

05/06/2020 1:27:30 PM

Governor Raimondo and her staff are talking about plans to start relaxing restrictions here in Rhode Island and allowing more of us to return to a sense of normalcy. She described the process as more akin to “turning a dial” than to “flipping a switch”. It’s a good analogy. What happens next is going to […]

“Soup for the Docks”

05/06/2020 1:25:35 PM

“Soup for the Docks” supports a crucial part of our community It can be cold and windy in Galilee. Yet on almost every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, a small band of volunteers faithfully sets up stations, in two places, to serve a simple, hot noonday meal of soup and crackers to the members of the […]

Good News from Trinity Church, Newport!

04/27/2020 12:51:07 PM

Trinity Church, Newport, has called their 31st Rector, The Rev. Timothy Watt.  Fr. Tim currently is serving as the Associate Rector of Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Arizona and has experience in organization leadership, communications, and social media.  A message from Fr. Tim is available on YouTube. Congratulations to Trinity and to Fr. Tim!