Church Profile: St. James, Woonsocket

Founded in 1832, St. James is in the heart of the city of Woonsocket, both geographically and in our mission.

Seven days a week, our doors are open and something is happening, whether it’s a worship service, Alcoholics Anonymous® meeting, Bible study, choir rehearsal, social service agency staff meeting, baby shower, birthday party or any of a host of other activities. Fellowship meals and congregational dinners happen several times a year, including our annual May Breakfast, which just saw its 98th celebration.   

Most of our major ministries are conducted in partnership with other churches and community organizations: Referrals for the Prescott Beach Memorial Food Bank and the Coat of Many Colors clothing ministry come from the Community Care Alliance, while City Camp Woonsocket is a summer day-camp run in partnership with the Episcopal Conference Center and in consultation with the Woonsocket School District.

We’ve recently established an ecumenical covenant partnership with St. Mark Lutheran church to share clergy and other resources, combine ministry efforts, and worship and pray together more regularly. St. James is defined by our desire to serve our neighbors and invite them to share the work of the Gospel.  

St. James, 24 Hamlet Avenue, Woonsocket; 401-762-2222; the Rev. Peter Tierney III, vicar; Bishop’s visitation was June 9. Facebook page

St. James Woonsocket parishioners on Easter Sunday, 2019