Episcopal Church. Diocese of Rhode Island

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Episcopal worship in Rhode Island dates from 1635. The Colony relied on itinerant preachers until 1702 when the first Anglican church was built in Newport. Others followed soon after in Narragansett, Bristol and Providence. In 1790 the Diocese of Rhode Island was created with Samuel Seabury, Bishop of Connecticut, named Bishop of Rhode Island as well. Rhode Island would continue to share a bishop with one or more New England states until 1843. In 1929 St. John's Church in Providence became the Cathedral of St. John and the seat of the Diocese. The Diocese celebrated its bicentennial in 1990 with sixty-six parishes and more than sixteen thousand communicants in its fold. The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island continues to play a significant role in the religious, cultural and social life of the state.

From the description of Records, 1715-1990. (University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston). WorldCat record id: 43850965

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Henshaw, J. P. K. (John Prentiss Kewley), 1792-1852. John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw papers, 1814-1871. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
creatorOf Episcopal Church. Diocese of Rhode Island. Records, 1715-1990. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
referencedIn Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island, 1875-1987 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
referencedIn Perry, James DeWolf, Bishop, 1871-1947. Papers, 1835-1947, (bulk 1904-1947). University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
creatorOf Church of the Resurrection (Warwick, R.I.). Records Church of the Resurrection, 1947-2001. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
creatorOf St. Ansgarius Church (Providence, R.I.). Records, St. Ansgarius Church, Providence, R.I., 1888-1974. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
referencedIn Natalie Bayard Brown papers, Brown (Natalie Bayard) Papers, (bulk 1897-1950), 1877-1950 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Records of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, East Greenwich, R.I., 1815-2001 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
referencedIn Records of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, 1810-2003 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
referencedIn Records of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, 1715-1990 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
creatorOf St. Luke's Episcopal Church (East Greenwich, R.I.). Records, St. Luke 's Episcopal Church, East Greenwich R.I., 1815-2001. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
referencedIn John Nicholas Brown (1861-1900) papers, Brown (John Nicholas) (1861-1900) papers, (bulk 1881-1900), 1871-1900 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn Clark, Thomas M. (Thomas March), 1812-1903. Thomas March Clark papers, 1840-1901. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island. Records, 1875-1987. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
creatorOf Doris, Virginia Louise. Papers : regarding Sarah Helen Whitman, 1959-1976. University of Virginia. Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Brown, John Nicholas, 1861-1900 person
associatedWith Brown, Natalie Bayard, 1869-1950 person
associatedWith Church of the Resurrection (Warwick, R.I.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, Thomas M. (Thomas March), 1812-1903. person
associatedWith Doris, Virginia Louise. person
associatedWith Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church Women of Rhode Island. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island corporateBody
associatedWith Fayerweather, Samuel, d. 1781. person
associatedWith Henshaw, J. P. K. (John Prentiss Kewley), 1792-1852. person
associatedWith Higgins, John Seville, 1904- person
associatedWith MacSparran, James, 1693-1757. person
associatedWith Perry, James DeWolf, Bishop, 1871-1947. person
associatedWith Smith, William, 1754-1821. person
associatedWith St. Ansgarius Church (Providence, R.I.) corporateBody
associatedWith St. Luke's Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith St. Luke's Episcopal Church (East Greenwich, R.I.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Rhode Island
Subject
Marriage records
Registers of birth, etc.
Baptismal records
Confirmation records
Occupation
Activity

Corporate Body

Active 1959

Active 1976

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