474 Fruit Hill Ave, North Providence, RI 02911

Welcome to St. James Episcopal Church

st james north providence front viewWe are a small, growing Christian community rooted in the Episcopal Church and the broader Anglican tradition.

“The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. The Church pursues its mission as it prays and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 855)

At St. James, we carry out this mission in the context of North Providence and surrounding cities and towns.

We welcome and affirm people of every age, sex, race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Whether you are a staunch “Cradle Episcopalian,” from another denominational background, or someone still sorting out your spiritual path, you will find a warm welcome with us!

We work to spread Jesus’ Way of Love as part of what Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls “the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement!”

COVID-19 Updates

Update: Saturday Services

Beginning July 18, 2020, weekly services will be held outdoors (weather-permitting) every Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
See our service information below for more information about attending online.

*** Please arrive no later than 4:45 p.m.
due to new screening requirements. ***


Social Distancing Requirements

Face masks are required and six feet between congregants must be maintained at all times.
Free masks will be available.

Current COVID-19 Protocols

Due to COVID-19, we are not gathering in person for weekly services. Instead, we, as a body of Christ, are gathering virtually for worship and prayer.


We will be moving our services online for the foreseeable future. We will utilize Facebook Live and Zoom to provide services online.


Please see our service times below for information on attending virtually.

Service Times

Tuesday - 7:00 p.m.

Each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., we offer “Zooming with Jesus,” a time for online fellowship, prayer, and Bible study.

Please join us online via Zoom:


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Meeting I.D. is 950-4056-7253
If you are calling in,
call: 929-206-6099

Saturday - 5:00 p.m. EVENING PRAYER

Due to safety concerns in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have resumed gathering online only until further notice.

This Evening Prayer service, which is a Vigil for the Sunday celebration, is available online via our Facebook page and on Zoom:


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Meeting I.D. is 940-3649-3168
If you are calling in,
call: 929-206-6099

Sunday - 9:30 a.m.

Each Sunday at 9:30 am, we observe the Church’s tradition of Morning Prayer through an online service via our Facebook page and at the following Zoom link:


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Meeting I.D. is 971-8134-0711
If you are calling in,
call: 929-206-6099

7 Nights A Week

We gather for Compline, the Church’s beautiful service of Night Prayer, on Facebook live every evening at 9:00 pm.


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Please join us as we thank God for the day and commend ourselves to God’s care for the night to come.

Meet Our Vicar

father john reardon pink vestmentsThe Reverend Dr. John P. Reardon has served as Vicar of Saint James since February 2018. He also teaches Religion and Theology at Saint George’s School (Middletown, RI).

Fr. John grew up in Scituate, Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. from Haverford College, an M.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Divinity from the Oblate School of Theology, a Master of Social Work from Smith College, a Certificate in Anglican Studies from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and a Ph.D. in Theology from Fordham University.

He has worked in government, for-profit, and non-profit organizations, including Union Warren Savings Bank (Boston, MA), the U.S. Department of Energy, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, IN), Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills, OH), King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, PA), Family Solutions CEDARR, South Bay Community Services, Johnson and Wales University.

A lifelong animal lover, Fr. John lives with his rescue dog, Jimmy (named for St. James!), and his three cats, Mitty, Prenny, and Georgie (named for St. George!).