Diocese of Rhode Island


March 11, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island’s Search and Nomination Committee has selected five priests to stand for election as the 13th bishop of Rhode Island.

The announcement was made March 10 during the diocese’s annual convocation.

The preliminary slate...

February 22, 2012

[Diocese of Rhode Island] The Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John in Providence, Rhode Island, announced Feb. 21 that, due to dwindling financial resources, its worship and pastoral services will be suspended after April 22.

The St. John’s building at 271 North Main will retain...

February 2, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Jonathan Myrick Daniels was a 26-year-old seminarian when he heard the televised appeal of Martin Luther King Jr. for students and clergy to join the struggle for civil rights.

Inspired by the words of the Magnificat about the God...

December 8, 2010

Built in 1902, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church bell tower in Newport, Rhode Island, has always had two bells, but the smaller "wedding bell" has been out of commission for two years. On Nov. 27, a group of parishioners and volunteers undertook the complicated task of reseating the bell so brides...

July 9, 2007

Rhode Island Bishop Geralyn Wolf has issued a pastoral directive to a priest who has announced that she is both Christian and Muslim.

The Rev. Ann Holmes Redding, who until recently was director of faith formation at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Washington, has told...

April 23, 2007

Before a crowd of nearly 400 well-wishers at the Cathedral of St. John in Providence, Rhode Island, Bishop Geralyn Wolf and Thomas Charles Bair Jr. were joined in marriage April 21.

In a cream-colored wedding dress featuring beaded cuffs and with a simple garland of flowers in her hair,...

January 7, 2007

Geralyn Wolf, the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island, has told the Providence Journal newspaper that she is getting married.


Wolf, who next month marks her 11th anniversary as Rhode Island's bishop, told the paper that until she met her husband-to-be, Thomas...