Saint 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)


  • 5:00 PM   (note: no 5pm services on 12/24 and 12/31/2016 - see holiday worship schedule below)

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


SUN.  Jan. 22nd  Worship services at 8AM & 10AM

MON. Jan 23rd  3:00-4:00PM Food Bank

              1:00-4:00PM Coat of Many Colors  

TUE. Jan 24th  Yogilates with Dave 7:15 PM (Open to All - $5.00)

               6:00PM—Vestry Mtg.

WED.   Jan 25th  10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Coat of Many Colors

               3:00 – 4:00PM Food Bank

               6:00 PM—Bible Study—Acts of the Apostles 

THURS. Jan 26th 7:00 PM—Choir Rehearsal

FRI. Jan 27th 1:00-4:00PM Coat of Many Colors 

SAT. Jan 28th 10:00AM–1:00 PM  Coat of Many Colors

              5:00 PM—Worship Service

              6:00 PM—Family Game Night

SUN. Jan. 29th  Worship Services at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

Weekly Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in the ECW room.  We will be reading and discussing the Acts of the Apostles.


The Rev. Peter Tierney will be offering house blessings from after the Epiphany up until Ash Wednesday on March 1st.  If you would like him to come to bless your home, please speak directly with him to schedule a time.


The Annual Meeting of St. James’ will take place following the 10:00 am service on Sunday, February 12th.  We will elect new members of the vestry, present the 2017 budget, review the treasurers report for 2016, and discuss the future of our parish.  Please plan to attend this very important meeting.


Please make any submissions for the Annual Report to the church office by Friday, February 3rd so that the report can be compiled and distributed prior to the meeting on February 12th.


Bishop Knisely will be making an official visitation to St. James on Sunday, May 28th.  One of the things that bishops during parish visitations is perform confirmations, receive people into the communion of the Episcopal church, and pray for those who want to make a formal renewal of their baptismal declaration of faith in Christ.  The Rev. Peter Tierney will be conducting a preparatory class for anyone who would like to have Bishop Knisely confirm, receive, or witness their renewal of faith.  The sessions will take place on Sundays during the spring.  There is a sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board in the Atrium.


The Coat of Many Colors is in need of the following items, and would appreciate your donations:

baby socks for boys & girls

Boys’ socks and size 6 underwear

Girls size 2 & size 6 underwear

Women’s size 4 underwear

Long socks for Men

Winter Coats

The first Sunday of the month the loose plate collection will be dedicated toward the $10,000 matching gift for the parish hall renovation. Please be sure to look at the display board and concept books to see our design plans for the parish hall!


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


24 Hamlet Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895
Mondays 1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesdays 10 am - 1 pm
Fridays 1 pm -4 pm
Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm  
Clothing Bargain Sale - lots of brand names.
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