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RISEN Magazine is our Diocesan News and Special Interest Magazine. We have made the change to an electronic-only format as of 2021. The magazine is home to longer-form stories from around the Diocese. Past issues will be found here.

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RISEN Summer 2021

08/16/2021 10:37:17 AM

The latest issue of RISEN, our diocesan magazine, is available here. Read about things happening at Emmanuel Church in Newport, our Tea Time Theology podcast, and more. Happy Summer reading!


08/11/2021 12:45:21 PM

Bishop Knisely was honored to participate in a Memorial Service for homeless persons who died during 2020. The annual event, postponed from January due to Covid, was organized by the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness. The event featured prayer, song, poetry, dance and a reading of names. Volunteers from the organization had clothing available […]

RISEN – Easter 2021

04/06/2021 10:30:09 AM

The latest edition of RISEN, our Diocesan magazine, is available here. This is our first electronic-only issue and we hope that you will appreciate the convenience and the fresh look. Please, give it a read and find out more about what is happening around the Diocese!

Statement Regarding March 16 Shootings

03/19/2021 5:52:58 PM

The shootings this week in Atlanta are yet another opportunity for an examination of our collective national conscience regarding the intersection of violence, racial bigotry, and misogyny. There has been a pattern of anti-Asian violence across this country in recent months, particularly against women and the elderly, which may be in part attributable to the […]

Center for Reconciliation News

02/05/2021 2:29:28 PM

The Center for Reconciliation, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco A. McWilliams as Associate Director of Education and Training. McWilliams is an educator and public scholar of African-American history. He is a Mississippi born activist, educator, and is the founding organizer and former deputy […]

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

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.

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 […]