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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Bringing Everyone Across – A message from Bishop Knisely

04/15/2020 10:34:47 AM

As this difficult time continues, one thing that has become clear is that — even as we remain separated in our homes — we are all in this together. You are finding new ways to be part of your congregations, including creative online worship. And the diocese and wider Church are finding new ways to […]

Support for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe

04/14/2020 1:24:45 PM

The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely has joined the other bishops of New England in support of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. Please read their letter here.

Emergency Management

03/02/2020 3:51:22 PM

Is your congregation prepared in the event of an emergency? If a devastating storm hits, or there is an outbreak of something like the coronavirus, what will you do? Points to consider: Get your contact lists up to date! You will need to use your congregation’s lists – mail/email/phone/etc, to keep in touch with people. […]

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.

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 […]

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.”