Worship With Us
Trinity is a community of Episcopalians gathered by Christ, serving and supporting one another and those in need. Our historic church is a living beacon calling all for worship, fellowship, and growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. Whoever you are, whatever twists and turns your life has taken, you’re welcome at Trinity Church.
In the Church
September thru May we offer Bible Studies in the Hawes Room on Sunday’s at 9:00am or in a men’s group on Wednesday mornings at 7:30am.
These groups plumb the depths of Bible, exploring the relevance of the living word of God in our lives today. Recently they have studied the books of Galatians, Ruth and Esther, as well as undertaking a study of the life of David, using published works by Robert Alter and David Pinsky.
The in-depth explorations have enabled the Bible study participants to better understand the relevance of the Bible today, and to engage with the lectionary readings on a weekly basis.
The Bible is a cornerstone of Western civilization, and the source of Christian belief and tradition. In the contemporary culture, which seems to have been cut loose from its moorings, the Bible serves as an anchor point, allowing Christians to focus on the enduring messages and lessons it contains.
We welcome youngsters to our worship services. Sunday School is offered to all children ages 4 and above. Sunday School takes place during the 10 o’clock service while adult service is in the church. Children gather in the Hawes Room for Bible stories and craft projects. We use the Sparks Bible Story curriculum for old and new testament stories. The children return to the pews to participate in Holy Communion with their families.
On the first Sunday of every month, the main service at 10:00am is simplified and focuses on family style worship. We call this Gather Together Sunday. During this time children stay with their families in the church in place of Sunday School.
Please Note: Parents who are interested in using the nursery for children under 4 can utilize this complimentary service, which is attended by an accredited babysitter in the lower level of the Honyman Hall.
Over Three Hundred Years of Worship
Deep Roots, New Growth
Our Church, a landmark of art, architecture, history, and community service, has endured a constant buffeting from the sands of time for over three centuries. Founded in 1698 as the first outpost of the Church of England in the colony of Rhode Island, Trinity’s Queen Anne Square campus has undergone a plethora of changes and challenges since its doors first opened at the turn of the seventeenth century. The history of Trinity Church is the history of pre-revolutionary America.
In The Community
Feeding the Community
Every first, fourth, and fifth Monday of the month, we hold a complimentary meal as one of the community partners serving the needs of the under-privileged in our community.
Singing to the Heavens
We offer extensive choir programs. Like St. Augustine said, “Those who sing pray twice.”
During holiday times of the year, our parish offers gifts as well as support to deployed soldiers, less served communities in Newport, elderly assisted living facilities, and third world parishes.
Events for Everyone
Our annual events like Pumpkin Patch, Strawberry Festival, and our Christmas Silver Tea are widely attended by Newporters and visitors.
One Queen Anne Square
Newport, Rhode Island 02840