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  

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 2018

THURS. Feb. 22nd 10:00 AM—1:00PM Coat of Many Colors

7:00 PM—Choir Rehearsal

FRI. Feb. 23rd 10:00 AM—1:00 PM Coat of Many Colors

SAT. Feb. 24th 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Coat of Many Colors

5:00 PM—Saturday Worship Service

6:00 PM—Family Game Night

SUN. Feb. 25th Worship Services at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

9:00 AM—May Breakfast Planning Mtg.

12:00 PM— Lenten Education: Lutherans & Episcopalians Together

MON. Feb. 26th 10:00 AM -- 1:00 PM: Coat of Many Colors

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Food Bank

WED. Feb. 28th 3:00 – 4:00 PM Food Bank

7:00 PM—Lenten Ecumenical Service at Our Saviour PNCC

THURS. March 1st 10:00 AM—1:00PM Coat of Many Colors

7:00 PM—Choir Rehearsal

FRI. March 2nd 10:00 AM—1:00 PM Coat of Many Colors

SAT. March 3rd Bibles n' Bagels 7:30 AM at Main St. Cafe Woonsocket

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Coat of Many Colors

SUN. March 4th Worship Services at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM

11:15 AM—St. James Annual Mtg.

There will be no office hours or Bible Study this week, due to Peter Tierney being at the Diocesan Priests’ retreat with Bishop Knisely.

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.

Our Lenten educational program will focus on the history, theology, and worship of the Episcopal and Lutheran Churches, using the book “Lutherans & Episcopalians Together” by Christopher Webber and Scott Cady. The Rev. Peter Tierney trained with the authors during his seminary education, and first led public worship at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Cornwall, CT.

St. James’ Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, March 4th following the 10:00 AM service. Lunch will be served. We will hear a report from the Treasurer, and elect new vestry members and officers. If you are making a submission for the Annual Report, please turn it into the office by February 24th.

The Coat of Many Colors is in special need of practical shoes: sneakers & everyday flat shoes.

Calling all book worms: the St. Mark Book Club is rekindling its flame with Lauren Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, a historical biography of Louis Zamperini. Come and enjoy spiritual conversation, food, and get to know your neighbors from a different perspective. The Book Club will meet twice a month during the months of March, April, and May. Dates and meeting place will be set when group members are finalized. Book Club is open to EVERYONE, so grab a neighbor, friend, or relative. All interested people should email Caitlyn McCann ( by February 25th. Hope to see you there!

The Ecumenical Lenten Worship services are back this year. All services will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, concluding with the Cross Walk from St. Paul’s in Blackstone to St. Mark in Woonsocket at 11:00 am on Good Friday, March 30th. The schedule will be as follows: Feb. 28th: Our Saviour Polish National Catholic Church at 500 Smithfield Rd in Woonsocket March 7th: All Saints Roman Catholic Church at 323 Rathbun St. in Woonsocket March 14th: St. James Episcopal Church at 24 Hamlet Ave in Woonsocket March 21st: Christ Community Church at the Corner of Mendon and School St. in Blackstone, MA March 30th: Cross Walk starting at St Paul’s Catholic Church at 48 St. Paul St. in Blackstone, MA

Note the new hours for the Coat of Many Colors Thrift Shop, starting in October 2017:

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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