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.

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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 […]

Warning: Email and text message scams targeting church members by impersonating clergy

07/03/2019 12:29:02 PM

If you receive an email that appears to be from the Bishop, or your clergy person, asking you to take some kind of unusual action – click a link or download an attachment you didn’t request, wire money to a specified account, purchase gift cards and reply with the serial numbers, or simply to reply quickly, watch out – it could be a form of email “phishing” known as “whaling.”

Bishop Knisely’s 2019 Easter Message

04/21/2019 7:51:45 PM

Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! And because he lives, everything in the universe is re-made and exists now in the light of God’s presence. This video presents my reflection for this Easter. 

Church Profile: Epiphany, Rumford

02/20/2019 10:00:42 AM

Epiphany began its Episcopal ministry in the Rumford section of East Providence in 1944, known then as St. Michael and All Angels. In the years since, Grace Episcopal in the Phillipsdale neighborhood of East Providence (1990) and St. Martin’s in Pawtucket (2007) merged with St. Michael’s, and today we are known as Church of the […]

A covenant of cooperation in Woonsocket

02/19/2019 3:22:20 PM

Churches forge alliance to share resources Two churches in Woonsocket have agreed to launch a new approach to offering their ministries in that community. At their 2019 annual meetings, St. James Episcopal Church and St. Mark Lutheran Church formally adopted a “Covenant of Cooperation and Partnership.” It will provide a roadmap for how they share […]

Priest to become U.S. citizen

01/23/2019 2:58:27 PM

St. Martin’s rector completes long journey January 24 is a big day for the Rev. Mark Sutherland, rector of St. Martin’s, Providence. That morning, Sutherland will become a United States citizen. “I’m really looking forward to being able to vote,” he said. “It’s such a period of turmoil and change. Being able to register to […]

Church profile: St. Thomas’, Greenville

01/23/2019 2:47:40 PM

One of the fastest-growing churches in our diocese, St. Thomas’ is especially proud of its healing ministry. The Rev. Susan Carpenter, rector, started a weekly healing service six years ago that now attracts people from the community as well as parishioners. Also, members of the Northern Rhode Island Chapter of the Order of St. Luke, […]