Worship Services

Sunday mornings

Join us on Sunday mornings for Holy Eucharist. At 8 a.m., we offer a quiet, reflective service held in the chancel, near the high altar. Our 10 a.m. sung Eucharist features our organ and highly regarded choir.

Sermons

Sundays at 5

On selected Sundays from September through June, Grace Church offers “Sundays at 5,” a series of music-based services at 6 p.m. They range from formal Choral Evensong to informal Taize services. Check the Grace Church e-newsletter or home page of this website for dates of upcoming Sundays at Six services.

Weekday services

The noon Eucharist on Wednesdays, is on summer hiatus.

The church also is open for prayer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Special events

Special worship opportunities occur throughout the year. During Holy Week, we offer Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday; a three-hour Good Friday service (noon to 3 p.m.) of meditations and music; Easter Vigil on Saturday at 7 p.m.; and regular 8 and 10 a.m. services on Easter Day.

On Christmas Eve, Grace Church offers sung Eucharists at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.; a quiet Eucharist takes place at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day.

Other special services include Ash Wednesday to begin Lent, and Sundays that have a particular focus or more festive celebration — including Palm Sunday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday and the annual Blessing of the Animals in October.

Baptisms

Grace Church offers the sacrament of baptism — full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church — at appropriate times throughout the year, including the Great Vigil of Easter. For adults, baptism is a public statement of their intentional decision to follow Jesus. For infants, it is a declaration of an intent by the infant’s parents to raise the child in the way of Jesus.

For more information on baptism at Grace Church, contact the church office.

Weddings

Grace Church is a popular venue for weddings because of our beautiful historic building. Contact the church office for more information.

Funerals

Contact the church office for information about burial from the church.

Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation

The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island offers diocesan services of confirmation, reception and reaffirmation periodically each year.

In Confirmation, baptized persons are “confirmed” in the Christian faith with a laying on of hands by the bishop.

Reception is a way for individuals who have been confirmed in by a bishop in the Roman Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or Eastern Orthodox church to be received into the Episcopal Church by our bishop.

Worshipers who have been baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church (or any member church in the Anglican Communion) may choose to reaffirm their baptism covenant with the bishop.

For more information about confirmation, reception or reaffirmation, contact the church office.