ABOUT US:

Our Mission

St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s is a diverse family that knows the unconditional love of God and respects and welcomes all. Our mission emerges from the Baptismal Covenant to respect the dignity of every human being by welcoming, validating, and supporting all persons whatever their race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, health status, marital status, or stage of spiritual journeying. Our goal is to nurture and encourage this spiritual journey through worship and community so that all may be ever free from the bonds of fear, mistrust, bigotry, and hatred in order to fulfill Jesus’ command to love one another and to follow his example of service.
We welcome you in the name of God.  Enter St. Peter’s & St. Andrew’s not as a stranger, but as a guest of God. If this is your first visit here, we are honored and blessed to worship with you.  We pray that you will feel welcome and that you receive spiritually for this worship time.  We hope you return to worship with us again.  We invite you to join us for coffee hour following the service.


The Rev. Maryalice Sullivan email: revmas90@gmail.com

Cell 508-982-3889

The Rev. James Kelliher email: revjwkelliher@gmail.com

Cell 401-644-3320

We welcome you in the name of God.  Enter St. Peter’s & St. Andrew’s not as a stranger, but as a guest of God. If this is your first visit here, we are honored and blessed to worship with you.  We pray that you will feel welcome and that you receive spiritually for this worship time. We hope you return to worship with us again.  We invite you to join us for coffee hour following the service.


Short introductions:

My name is The Rev. Maryalice Sullivan and I am the new priest at St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s and I am delighted to be with you.  Several of you have asked me what I prefer to be called, and that would be Maryalice, my given name.  I am married to John Sullivan who you will see at church quite often.  I have four children, one son and three daughters and eleven grandchildren.  You will often hear me say we are headed off to Connecticut for a birthday, anniversary, a school function or just to be together as a family.  It is truly a blessing that we enjoy each other’s company and always look forward to the next time we gather.  

I am a graduate of Yale Divinity School and have been ordained for twenty-six years.  I have serviced parishes that were large, medium and very small like St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s.  I fine it a privelege and a blessing to be a priest and I am delighted to now be here with you.  God has called us together, now it is up to all of us to listen to that calling and see where God is leading us.
Maryalice

From Jim:
Myself and my three children are the fourth and fifth generations, in my family, attending our home parish in Pawtucket, and being actively involved in the various parish ministries, it came as no surprise when I asked and was granted their endorsement and sponsorship to the Diaconate.  Having been ordained, now, for nearly two years, this is my second assignment, and I am overjoyed to be here, as this parish has always held a place in my heart, having attended here for a few years in the late 80’s.  It is my hope that we can learn from one another, as we journey together.  God has called us together for a reason.  Onward. 
Jim
 


OUR HISTORY

St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is the result of two congregations who joined together in 1972 to meet at St. Andrew’s after a fire destroyed the inner structure of St. Peter’s in Johnston. Today, St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s is one parish which worships in a small but gorgeous space which reflects two histories. The St.Peter’s side altar contains the beautiful stained glass windows, original altar, and devotionals which were rescued from the fire. St. Andrew’s side altar contains the tabernacle and blessed sacrament.

St. Peter’s History: - Johnston, RI

St. Peter’s was established as a mission in 1842 in Rockville—the Manton section of Johnston, RI. Its first stone building was consecrated in January 1857. In 1936, a fire destroyed the interior of the church and its furnishings, but within the year the building was restored with all its historical landmarks. By 1950 the parish had grown to some 150 families. Unfortunately, another fire in 1971 destroyed the church building and most of the inner sanctuary.

St. Andrew’s History – Providence, RI

In 1890, St. Andrew’s mission was established with 34 communicants and 50 children in Sunday school. The present building at 25 Pomona Avenue in Providence was constructed in 1892 and soon had 180 communicants and 206 in Sunday school.

Our Neighborhood:

St. Peter’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is a small parish located in the urban neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant between two major streets- Atwells and Chalkstone Avenues. For more information about the neighborhood, click on http://www.provplan.org and then follow the link for Neighborhood Profiles.