St. Mary's Episcopal Church 
324 E. Main Rd.  ~ Portsmouth, RI 02871


Come with us on an Advent Journey

Blessed are you who bear the light in unbearable times - who testify to its endurance amid the unendurable.

Blessed are you in whom the light lives, in whom the brightness blazes.  ...from a poem by Jan Richardson

Join us this December and learn how we all can be bearers of the light. 

Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10 - Advent TWO

  • Evening worship Saturday, December 9 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday morning worship December 10th at 9:00 a.m.
  • St. Nicholas Sunday!  Families and friends are invited to meet St. Nicholas.  Children will receive a surprise gift.

A complete description of all of St. Mary's holiday plans can be found on our Advent, Christmas, Epiphany page, and a list of these events is on the SMC Event Calendar.

All are welcome!

Advent brings in the new church year. 

Here's a look back at this past year and our life in community at St. Mary’s as we practice worship, well-being, and service


christmas gift card drive for MLK Center

Supporting the MLK Community Center Santa’s Workshop is one of St. Mary’s signature community outreach programs. St. Mary's is  encouraging our community to give gift cards in $25.00 increments. Please consider purchasing gift cards to the following stores:Walmart, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, Old Navy, GameStop, Amazon.

The Center is also collecting gift cards in the amount of $10.00 to Stop and Shop and Shaw’s to help support families in need of holiday food.

A member of the Outreach Committee will be at each service collecting gift cards starting Sunday, November 19th through Sunday, December 10th.