Thursday, December 29, 2016


January 1 is a major feast day in the Episcopal Church as it is the Holy Name of Jesus.  To learn about the meaning of this feast day, follow this link.  Or better yet, join us for worship at 9am to celebrate with us!!
January 1 also marks the start of St. Thomas new status as a parish.  After months of paperwork and meetings, the Episcopal Diocese of RI has agreed to make us a parish.  Our Bishop's Committee will now be a Vestry .
Next Sunday is the beginning of a very busy Epiphany season.  Confirmation preparation will start in anticipation of the bishop's visit in early April.  Contact the church  for more information. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


The Christmas Eve Service will be at 5pm.  Join us for the Blessing of the Creche, Eucharist and carols.  The children's choir will also sing that night.  There is plenty of parking on the street and all are welcome.  There will be no Christmas Day service at St. Thomas'.  If  you would like to attend a Christmas Day service, these churches will have services:  Church of the Holy Spirit in Charlestown at 9:30 am, St. Elizabeth's in Hope Valley at 10am (no music), Christ Church, Westerly at 10 am (with music),

Thursday, December 15, 2016


This is the 4th Sunday of Advent.  Church school will meet.
Last weekend, the parishioners of St. Thomas collected over 30 gifts and nearly $400 worth of gift cards.  Some of these items were put in a box and sent to our two military friends who are deployed over seas.  The rest of the items were given to a local family in need. Many thanks to everyone who contributed for your extreme generosity.
We are still collecting socks for the residents of the WARM Center in Westerly.
The Christmas Eve service will be at 5pm.  There is no service on Christmas Day.  Christ Church in Westerly will have a Christmas Day service at 10am

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


This is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. This Sunday is also known as Gaudete Sunday.  Click on the tab at the top of the page labelled What is Advent to learn more.  Church school will meet and there will be a Bishop's Committee meeting after church.
This is the week when all of the gifts will be collected for our "adopted family" and for our military boxes. We will continue to collect socks for the WARM Center until the end of the month.
Looking ahead- the Christmas Eve service will be held at 5pm.

Thursday, December 1, 2016


This is the 2nd Sunday of Advent.  Church School will meet.  During coffee hour this week, there will be an exciting presentation from the Tomaquag Museum of Exeter.  Ms. Loren Spears, the director, will teach us about the Narragansett Indians- their history and culture.  St. Thomas is located in the midst of Narragansett territory.  Everyone is welcome to attend and this will be a great program for children and adults.
There are many upcoming events for Advent. Check out the link at the top of the page to learn more.