St James Episcopal Woonsocket

(401) 762-2222
24 Hamlet Ave.
Woonsocket RI 02895

St. James Episcopal Church

St. James Welcomes you!
We are an Episcopal Church in downtown Woonsocket, right next to the Court St. Bridge on Hamlet Ave. We are focused on worshiping God in a joyful manner, teaching children and adults about Jesus and God, helping each other, and reaching out to the community through our ministries.

At St. James Church we strive...
  • To model Christ-like behavior of acceptance, forgiveness, and love
  • To reach families in our community for Christ
  • To assimilate them into the life of the Church
  • To nurture them toward Christian maturity

What's Happening!

You are welcome to join us for services on:


  • 8:00 AM (quiet service)
  • 10:00 AM (traditional service with choir)
  • **Note that the "10am" services in August 2018 will be held at 9:30AM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church 871 Harris Ave., Woonsocket, RI as we share resources during these summer months.  Parking is in the Park N' Shop parking lot.


  • 5:00 PM  

Below are some upcoming events. Please be sure to check out the calendar for full details. Our building is a fully accessible facility.

What's Happening At-A-Glance:


SUN. July 15th Worship Services at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

MON. July 16th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Coat of Many Colors

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Food Bank

TUE. July 17th 6:00 PM—7:30 PM: Bible Study—Psalms

WED. July 18th 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Food Bank

THURS. July 19th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Coat of Many Colors

FRI. July 20th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Coat of Many Colors

SAT. July 21st 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM Coat of Many Colors


SUN. July 22nd St. James Day Worship Services at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM


CITY CAMP WOONSOCKET -- Sign-ups to assist with lunch preparation for City Camp Woonsocket are posted on the bulletin board in the Atrium. There are spaces open for each of the 3 weeks where we can use your help! Please sign-up if you are available to assist at the times posted.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN-UPS -- There is a sign-up sheet for Coffee hour hosts to provide food and snacks only—we have volunteers to make the coffee each week.

SERVER SCHEDULE -- Please check the schedule of readers and eucharistic ministers that is posted in the Atrium to see when you are scheduled to serve.

PHOTO DIRECTORY -- We will be producing a new, internal photo directory for St. James & St. Mark to help new members put names to faces. Meg Boone has volunteered to take photos. Please participate to help us be as welcoming as possible to visitors and new members.

ST. JAMES DAY -- We will celebrate St. James Day next Sunday, July 22nd Please attend to honor the saint and apostle for who we are named.

COOKOUT WITH CHRIST CHURCH -- On Sunday, July 29thth, following our worship services, we will be sharing a joint parish cook-out with Christ Church in Lincoln at Lime Acres park, located at 133 Jenckes Hill Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865. Come enjoy an afternoon of fun, games, good food, and fellowship with members of both churches. The cook-out will begin at 11:30 immediately after church


SUMMER SERVICES — Father Peter will be leading our worship at St. James (Episcopalian service) in July (service begins at 10:00 AM) and at St. Mark (Lutheran service) at 9:30 in August. Please use your offering envelopes to submit your offering to St. Mark.

YARD WORK — Weeding the flower beds and trimming the hedges need to be done during the summer.

We need your help! If you can stop by on any day and help with these tasks it would be greatly appreciated. The church grounds will look so much nicer.

**Father Peter Tierney will be officiating over a wedding for one of his parishioners on Friday July 27 at St. Mark. Let‘s all help in making the grounds look beautiful.

SUNDAY SCHOOL — SUMMER GET-TOGETHER ~ On Sunday August 12th after service, the Sunday school class is invited to meet at the Social Park Splash Pond for an afternoon of fun. A picnic area is available. Please bring a lunch! Rain date will be August 19th.

ST. MARK YARD SALE ~ Mark your calendar! The St. Mark yard sale will be held on September 8th.

Start saving your goodies for donation, but please don’t deliver them yet. Items may be dropped off beginning in August, but not before. More details to follow.

COFFEE HOUR – Volunteers are needed to set up coffee and bake on August 19th and 26th. If you are interested in serving, please e-mail Pam at

PRAYER LIST ~ These are the names of persons whom we especially include in our prayers: Lisa Aubin, Susan Coombs, Kyle Flynn, Rachel Flaherty, Carolyn Frary, Jason Guilfoil, Yvette Houle, Lynne Kuehl, Dennis Latour, Gary Malcolm, Steven McNamara, John Nordberg, Georgia Ross, Tammy Roy, Rachel Santos, Carol Shurtz, Larry Shurtz, Jim Smith, Carol Vineyard, Kathy Watson, and Dara and family as well as our current homebound members: Doris Carrier, Bea Parent, Agnes Parkin, Helen Quist, Hazel Wallace, & Emma Wolfe. Please continue to remember them also in your own praying during the week.

Note the hours for the Coat of Many Colors Thrift Shop:

Mon 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Thu 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Fri 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Sat 10:00AM - 1:00PM


Rev. Peter G. Tierney, III is the rector at St. James Episcopal Church, Woonsocket.  

Office hours: Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, Wednesdays 9am - 12pm, other hours by appointment, Peter will be in the office at other days and times too, but the Tuesday and Wednesday times are static.  

However, it is suggested to call ahead, 401-762-2222

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