Diocese of Rhode Island

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June 5, 2017

Trinity Church in Cranston, Rhode Island, offered space in its buildings to a Jewish congregation that was in search of a new home. Photo: Trinity Church

[Episcopal News Service] A Jewish congregation that was left without a home after its former Rhode Island synagogue was placed in...

January 29, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely and numerous clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island have joined a group of interfaith leaders in signing a letter asking the Trump administration and Congress to “demonstrate moral leadership and affirm their support for...

August 21, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold III, former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, preaching during the Aug. 14 installation of the Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey as rector of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Zach Allen

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November 20, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] At its monthly “Feed a Friend” dinner on Nov. 19, St. Augustine’s Church in Kingston fed 80 people, at least 40 of whom were current University of Rhode Island students. St. Augustine’s is located on the URI campus and started the “Feed a Friend Dinners” last...

November 20, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] An exciting hurdle has been crossed by the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island’s Jonathan Daniels House (JDH) project, which aims to open a service-oriented intentional community for young adults. After three years of planning and preparing, last week JDH...

June 30, 2013

Parishioners a St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, Rhode Island, provided food for University of Rhode Island students with limited resources who couldn’t go home during spring break. More than 60 students signed up to receive the donations.

[Risen] This year, St. Augustine’s...

May 9, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church bishops of Rhode Island and Delaware both were active supporters of the legislative processes that led to those two states becoming the 10th and 11th states to allow same-sex marriage, and now they are working with their dioceses to respond...

January 19, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] A statement by Bishop Knisely, sent this morning to all active Episcopal clergy in Rhode Island, with a cover letter that reiterates:

“As your Bishop I respect and honor your right to disagree with me. A key part of what it means to be a member of the...

November 19, 2012

The Very Rev. William Nicholas Knisely Jr. during his Nov. 17 ordination as 13th bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island. Photo/Richard Schori

[Episcopal News Service] Nearly 2,000 Episcopalians gathered Nov. 17 at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island, for the...

June 2, 2012

The Very Rev. Nicholas Knisely

[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Nicholas Knisely was elected on June 2 to be the 13th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island.

Knisely, 51, dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix, Ariz., was elected on the first ballot...

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