Saint Francis Episcopal Church · 132 Peckham Lane, RR #2 · Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 · 401-397-7757


We are a people who honor, cherish, and celebrate God's creation, and seek to  be good stewards of the earth. We are a group that is committed to deepening our spiritual lives and a people who believe that God calls us to a place of deeper compassion, creativity, and love. Our life together is centered around the Holy Eucharist, with communion services held every Sunday.   As a response to our faith in Jesus Christ, we strive to make our parish a place of hope to the despairing, of growth to the spiritually hungry, of healing to those in pain, of comfort to those in need, and a place of empowerment so that we may serve Christ in the world...About Us

We offer many ways to serve through committees such as: Worship and Education Committee, Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Pastoral Care, and during our church service as ushers, Lectors and Intercessors.

Mission statement:  We commit ourselves to love and to serve the Lord by welcoming the stranger, reaching out to the community, and sharing the hope of Christ. 

News

Confirmation and Reception

  • Diocesan Confirmations are held at each individual parish or mission church. If you think you are interested in Confirmation or Reception, or if you have questions about the processes, please speak with Fr. Sean.

Other Outreach

  • Episcopal Charities:  Support the fine work that the Charities provides throughout the state, supporting non-profit agencies that benefit those in need--feeding the hungry, giving comfort to the aged and ill, and providing opportunities for young people.  Please pick up your pledge card in the Parish Hall; if you have any specific questions about Episcopal Charities, please see Debbie Fisher. 

 

Transient

Summer Schedule:  One service will be held outdoors (weather permitting) each Sunday at 9:45 AM.

Homecoming Sunday:  We will return to our regular schedule of two services, 9 AM and 11 AM, on Sunday, September 13.  Children are invited to bring their backpacks, computer cases, book bags, and lunch bags and receive a blessing.  Let's start the new year right!  Join us!

Christian Education:  Parents can register their children for Godly Play or Journey to Adulthood on Sunday September 13 in the Parish Hall.  Classes will begin on Sunday, September 20. 

Outreach

Please help fill the basket in the Parish Hall. 

  • Coventry Food Pantry's foods of the month are cereals, breakfast bars, and any other non-perishable food items.  Help us fill the basket in the parish hall! 

Announcements

Bishop Kinsley scheduled to visit St. Francis in October!  If you would like to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church, please speak to Fr. Manchester.

Eucharistic Visitor If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic visitor, please see Fr. Sean.

Help Wanted, part-time:  Godly Play Teacher needed who will job share with 2 other teachers on a rotating basis.  Job requirements include:  kindness, good listening skills, patience, joy, and enthusiasm.  Lesson plans and materials are provided.  No experience is required.  Please see Deb Fernandes for more information. 

Senior Spirituality GroupAmazing Grace is only one of the hymns that the Senior Spirituality Group will be studying this Fall.  Join us between the services.  Grab some coffee and a snack and listen for the bell to ring at about 10:10.

Inquiring MInds Want to Know...Whether you are new to the Episcopal Church or you just want a refresher course  on church history, beliefs, and customs, we would like to offer "Episcopal 101".  Please contact Fr. Sean or Carol Drought for more information.  

Help wanted—Acolytes—If you are 10 or older and would like to serve on the altar on Sunday mornings, please speak with Fr. Sean.