St. Mary's News

by St. Mary's on April 20, 2019

St. Mary's is a community of Christian worship, well-being and service.


Worship is at the heart of what we do together and St. Mary's offers three distinct services for you to choose from.  Check out our Worship Page and come join us!

Everyone is welcome!

Cocktails and Cars!

At the Audrain Automobile Museum

Saturday, April 27 2019, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a festive evening of "cocktails and cars" at the Audrain Automobile Museum (222 Bellevue Avenue, Newport).  The cost for this gala evening is $50 each, with all proceeds to benefit St. Mary's Capital Campaign.

Tickets are available for purchase after each service or by calling the church office at 401-846-9700.

Smart Money School

Beginning on Wednesday, May 1st from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
and continuing for five Wednesday evenings in May.

A free, 5-week course in financial well-being, offered by Michelle Freitas, CPA.  Includes

  • Steps for getting out of debt
  • Saving for emergencies
  • Preparing for retirement
  • Good stewardship of your money

Email  to sign up.

Discover the richness of the Episcopal Church

Are you exploring the Episcopal Church from another denomination?  Are you a lifelong Episcopalian who still has lots of questions?  St. Mary's invites you to an ongoing discovery of faith and belief, which you may join at any time.  

We will be using the book Walk in Love: Episcopal Beliefs and Practices by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe (available through Forward Movement or Amazon).  

This series will meet monthly from March through June and be taught by the Rev. Jennifer Pedrick.  For dates and times, please see the Calendar of Events.


 Journey Through the Bible 

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at noon
We resume our journey through the Bible on January 6th.  The text we are using to navigate our journey is called The Path.  Newcomers are always welcome.

There will be no Bible Study on Palm Sunday or Easter.  Classes resume on April 28th.

Won't you come with us on the journey?

Children's Sunday School
Also at 9:00 a.m. in a downstairs classroom, children ages 4-8 years are welcome to attend a Godly Play workshop.  Godly Play is a Montessori inspired program that nurtures wonder and teaches sacred story.  


"The glory of gardening:  hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.  To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul."

Alfred Austin

Community Garden plots are now available.  Beautiful location - organic - reasonable fee - tools and water provided - just show up and grow!

  • Elise LaParle Garcia at

Campaign for the Historic Church

December 2018 update -
By the grace of God, the incredible generosity of the St. Mary's community, and several favorable decisions by foundations,  we have made tremendous progress in our fund-raising campaign for the Historic Church.

As of December 15, 2018 St. Mary's has received:
- from donations and pledges - $295,000
- grants from foundations - $255,000
- for a grand total of $550,000!

We can now raise the roof!

Phase II - Replacing the slate roof will become a reality in the new year.  THEN we can focus on Phase III, restoring and renovating the interior.

Thanks to all - individuals, families, friends, foundations - for your commitment and generosity to our Historic Church.

Please visit this page for more information and to learn how you can help.

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