Understanding the Transition Process in the Episcopal Church

On Sunday, May 5th the Rev. Canon Linda Grenz, Canon to the Ordinary (the senior staff member in Bishop Knisley’s office) will be presiding & preaching at both the 8am and 10am services and will explain the transition process at a forum hour following the 10 o’clock service.

If you would like a preview of what Canon Grenz is going to talk about, a handout with a brief explanation of the transition process is available in the Hawes room during coffee hour or you can click below view it online.

As a reminder, members of the vestry are listed on the last page of the service leaflet, and we are always available to listen to ideas, questions or concerns.


Tatiana Schweibenz

Senior Warden


Gift Purse Collection

April 11, 2019


Dear Friends,

In the upcoming weeks we will be coming together to bid farewell to Rev. Anne Marie. It is an Episcopal Church tradition to present an outgoing rector with a financial gift called a “purse”.

The “purse” is a donation that honors the many years of service Rev. Anne Marie has given Trinity during Sunday services, baptisms, weddings, and overall support within our church community. Rev. Anne Marie has watched over our beautiful campus for approximately 9 years, for which we are eternally grateful.

If you would like to participate please make your gift payable to:

Trinity Church, Newport

Please write “Purse” in the memo line and forward your check to:

Brian O’Malley
One Queen Anne Square,
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

You can also send your donation online by clicking here using the ‘General Operating’ fund, and write “Purse” in the comment line.


With gratitude,

Tatiana Schweibenz
Senior Warden


Please Note: Purse donations are not exempt from federal income taxation since the contributions are going directly to the Rector.