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Easter 2020

04/11/2020 4:52:49 PM

Our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, has recorded this message for Easter.

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. […]

Regarding Gregory Lisby

02/24/2020 4:00:33 PM

We have received news regarding a former priest of this Diocese. For the Bishop’s statement, please read here.

CFR Unveils new Black History Walking Tour

02/11/2020 1:46:48 PM

The Center for Reconciliation (CFR) has introduced a new Black history self-led walking tour on the east side of Providence. The tour has 14 stops between the Cathedral of St. John and India Point Park. Traci Picard, new CFR program & research associate, helped design the tour and participated in announcing its availability in late […]

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 Godspeed and farewell to Elon Cook Lee.  Kristin is joining my staff to serve as communications director in a moment when we’re in the process […]

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 […]