Who We Are

We are a small parish with a big heart.  St. Peter’s & St. Andrew’s is located on the corner of a city block.  Our neighborhood is still a walking neighborhood so numerous people go by the church each day as part of their daily way of life.  We are a mixed neighborhood as well as a mixed congregation, we come in all colors, sexualities, some young, some old and everyone in between. 

This parish was the first parish in the diocese to fully integrate the LBGTQ community, making sure that everyone felt welcome.  We honor that tradition and work to make sure that everyone knows they have a place in the community.

For many years we had the ministry of The Blessing Way, which housed people who had just returned to society for Jail.  While we no longer have that particular ministry, it continues to shape who we are.  We were able for those year to serve the most vulnerable who were struggling to once again find their way in the world. 

Today we are growing and that is good, but it does mean that we have to continue to stretch and grow and not become comfortable in the status quo. 


Our Worship

We welcome all to our church.  At this time, we offer Holy Communion at 10:00am each Sunday morning as well as services during Holy Week and Christmas.  We hope in time to be able to expand this to include an evening service, possibly midweek, maybe with a simple supper.  Our liturgy usually comes from Enriching Our Worship which is a supplement to the Book of Common Prayer.

Music is an important part of our service and we sing as a choir of the whole.  Each one lifting their voice to praise God.  We use traditional hymns from the 1982 Hymnal as well as Wonder, Love and Praise and Lift Every Voice and Sing. 

Coffee hour follows each Sunday services and here you will find some of the best coffee, tea and food.  On any given Sunday you can expect to find some of the following. calzones, cheese, pepperoni and crackers some baked goods such as French toast casserole, Egg casserole, fresh baked pies, homemade bread usually made that morning, deviled eggs, etc.  No one goes hungry from coffee hour.  One morning we were greeted with homemade stew, one never quite knows what might be on our coffee hour table.  We take being community for each other seriously.


Our Children

Our children are an integral part of our service.  They are incorporated in however they are able and comfortable.  They are often invited to be at the altar with the priest and deacon during the Great Thanksgiving.  We offer Sunday bulletins especially designed for them to follow along. 


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.

Rev. Maryalice Sullivan: email: revmas90@gmail.com cell: 508-982-3889

Rev. James Kelliher: email: revjwkelliher@gmail.com cell: 401-480-8576

Parish Office : 401-272-9649

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.


Our Stained Glass Windows

We will just let the beauty of the windows speak for themselves.


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.


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