Our Diocese

St. Thomas is part of the Episcopal Church  The current Presiding Bishop of church is  The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry.  The national church is divided into dioceses, and St. Thomas is a parish in the  Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Knisely is the bishop of this diocese.  It is customary for the bishop to visit our parish every other year.  For more information about our diocese, click here.
Our parish is also part of the Narragansett DeaneryThis deanery is made up of 12 Episcopal parishes located in southwestern Rhode Island.  The deanery clergy meet on a monthly basis to discuss diocesan issues and to provide mutual support.  The deanery has some financial resources and uses its money for local and international projects.  The deanery has a Facebook page which includes additional information. 
Episcopal Charities of Rhode Island is the funding agency for social service programs supported by the diocese.  Every March, St. Thomas participates in the annual campaign of Episcopal Charities.