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 will now be held at each parish and mission church. If you think you may be interested in Confirmation or Reception, or if you have questions about the process, please speak with Fr. Sean.

Other Outreach

  • There is a bin in the parish for donations of new socks, underwear, and clothing for kids ages 2-5 for those in need in the Coventry area.  We are also accepting monetary donations.
  • 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
  • The Youth Group would like to raise awareness of our local animal shelter by collecting donations of pet food and supplies during the month of October.  Canned food, leashes, toys, collars, and bedding are especially appreciated.  

 

Transient

Sunday Services are held at
9:00AM and 11:00AM  

Education Opportunities:

Sunday School:  Godly Play curriculum at 8:45 AM each Sunday
Adult Education: 10:10 AM each Sunday
Journey to Adulthood:  10:10AM each Sunday

Outreach

Please help fill the basket in the Parish Hall. 

  • Coventry Food Pantry's food of the month includes breakfast cereals.  Any cereal is welcome, but feel free to bring any additional non-perishable items.

Special Events

Parker Woodlands HikeThe hike has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 9.  We will leave the church parking lot after the 11 a.m. service.  Bring hiking boots, water and snacks, and bundle up!

Turkey Supper: Join us for an all-you-can eat Thanksgiving Dinner with all of the trimmings on Saturday, October 25, beginning at 6:00 PM.  Please call 397-4337 to make a reservations.  Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children; children under the age of 5 can attend for free.  Gluten Free options are available!

General Convention: beginning at 9 am on Saturday , November 8, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.   All are welcome.

Announcements

Eucharistic Visitor If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic visitor, please see Fr. Sean. There will be a training session on Thursday, October 23, 6-9 PM. 

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.

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.