Saint Stephen's Church in Providence

An Anglo-Catholic parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island Providence, RI
Saint Stephen's Church in Providence
Saint Stephen's Church in Providence
Saint Stephen's Church in Providence
Saint Stephen's Church in Providence
Saint Stephen's Church in Providence

Who We Are

S. Stephen's has been around since 1839 (and on George Street since 1862), bearing witness to the Catholic Faith in the Episcopal Church. We are one of the few Episcopal parishes in the area open daily for worship.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Inclusive

Programs
Community Service, Choir, Children's Ministry, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, Organ, Chanting

Denomination
Episcopal

Networks

Size
Medium

Language
English, Latin

Founded
1839

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
114 George St
Providence, RI 02906-1121

Phone
(401) 421-6702

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
Worship in the Anglo-Catholic tradition is liturgical, in that it follows an ordered and predictable pattern. Our liturgy engages us in the fullness of our humanity, body and soul, by means of visible signs and symbols that appeal to our sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. For this reason, our worship is deeply and richly sensual, making full use of music, incense, candles, vestments, sacred images, and ceremonial pageantry as the vehicles through which our hearts and minds are lifted to the unseen God.

What is the community like?
Like most Anglo-Catholic parishes, we have a very diverse congregation. We're made up of people of all ages, races, and walks of life, drawn together by the love of God and committed to bearing witness to the Catholic Faith in the Episcopal Church.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come and see! Visitors and seekers are always welcome.

Leadership View all

The Rev'd John Alexander

The Rev'd John Alexander

Father Alexander has been Rector of S. Stephen’s since August of 2000. Born in 1958 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he immigrated in 1963 to the United States with his family, eventually settling in the Philadelphia area. He received his BA (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1979, and his MA in 1980, from the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied International Relations. During the 1980s, he worked for Electronic Data Systems Corporation on assignments in the United States and in England, where he met and married his wife, Elizabeth, in 1988. Subsequently, he attended Virginia Theological Seminary, where he received his Master in Divinity (M.Div.) in 1992. Ordained deacon in 1992 and priest in 1993, he served as Curate at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, Pennsylvania (1992-1994), and as Rector of the Church of the Ascension, Staten Island, New York (1994-2000). He completed his Master of Sacred Theology (STM) at Nashotah House in 2004. Father and Mrs. Alexander are the parents of two teenage sons. Father Alexander's sermons are on his blog at http://www.homiliae.blogspot.com/

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