St. Mary's Episcopal Church - 81 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 - (401) 434-7456
Weddings at Saint Mary's
St. Mary's is small but beautifully preserved Victorian Carpenter Gothic church. We welcome all couples, men and women as well as same sex couples, who want to have their relationship blessed by God and witnessed by their friends and family. Fr. Al is happy to discuss your plans, prepare you for the ceremony, and officiate on the day. Whether you want to have a service of Holy Communion or a stand alone Wedding Blessing , St. Mary's uses the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer for the service. We can provide an organist, but at this time our Parish Hall is not available for functions. There is a small fee for the organist and for heating and lighting. Contact Fr. Al or Terry Lynn, our Parish Administrator, for more information: 401-434-7456
Baptisms & Confirmations
Welcoming new members into the Christian family is always a joyful occasion, and Fr. Al is happy to help prepare you or your child for baptism.
All candidates for Holy Baptism, adults as well as children and infants, are to be presented by at least one sponsor. Sponsors, or god-parents, should themselves be baptized. Sponsors need not be Episcopalians; but, they should be practicing Christians. It is appropriate for parents to serve as sponsors for their children. Parents wishing to have their child baptized at St. Mary's should intend to be faithful to the promises they make on behalf of the child they present for baptism.
While most candidates for baptism today are infants or young children, the Episcopal Church also baptizes adults who express a desire to be baptized. Adult candidates for baptism receive instruction in the Christian faith and are presented by sponsors. We do not charge a fee for baptisms.
Baptized members of other churches or those with no previous church affiliation, who wish to become Episcopalians, are invited to contact the rector for information about preparing for Confirmation, a rite celebrated by the bishop, usually in the Easter season. Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians, who have previously been confirmed by a bishop, are received into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop. Those who wish to be received by the Bishop should contact Fr. Al about preparation.