Records of St. Peter's and St. Andrew's Church (Providence)
St. Peter's and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Providence, Rhode Island was incorporated in 1972 by the merger of
St. Peter's Church of Manton (Johnston) and St. Andrew's Church of Providence. Prior to the merger, both churches had long histories as separate parishes. St. Peter's Church was established as a mission church in the Manton section of Johnston in 1842. St. Andrew's was originally established as a missionary church.
The records described here document the administrative, fiscal and religious activities of St. Stephen's Church. Though the Church was chartered in 1839, the large majority of the records are from the twentieth century. The financial records of the parish are the most comprehensive, while administrative and religious activities are less completely documented.
These records document the administrative, financial, religious, social, and cultural activities of the Church of the Messiah. The records contain letters, reports, financial documents, parish registers, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks and realia that date from the year the parish was established in 1855 to the time of its closing in 2006.
The records in this collection reflect the activities and administration of the Church of the Advent, Pawtucket RI. The Church of the Advent was established in 1886 as an Episcopal Mission and was established as a parish in 1887; the church was consecrated in 1890. The church remained active until the 1970s and a steady decline in membership caused the church to close in 2005. The small number of remaining parishioners joined the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Records of the Church of the Ascension, Cranston, R.I.
The Records of the Church of the Ascension consist of materials from 1885-1990, documenting the history of the church from its founding to the end of the twentieth century. The collection, which is divided into five series, consists of adminstrative records, vestry minutes, annual reports, church registers, scrapbooks, and memorabilia.
Records of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
The records of the Church of the Good Shepherd document its church vestry meetings and annual congregation meetings from 1874 to 1985, and meetings of the Episcopal Church Women from 1965 to 1974. The Registers list church services for the years 1939 to 1973, with an indexed listing of its communicants, marriages, baptisms, burials, including the Sunday School Registry, which lists students in attendance from 1874 to 1917. The records are complete for every year from 1872 to 1974, except for the baptism records from 1968.
The records of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, 1810-2003, document the activities of the Anglican Church in Rhode Island from the early nineteenth century through to the twenty-first century. The collection is divided into eleven series documenting the Church's administrative, religious, cultural, and financial activities from 1810 to 2003. This collection complements Mss. Gr. 41, Records of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, 1715-1990.
The Rhode Island Baptist Heritage Center, an affiliate of the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island [ABCORI], was established in 2004 to create an official Baptist presence in Providence, Rhode Island. It provides substantive information regarding early English and American Baptists and documents traditional forms of worship and doctrine in the Baptist Church. The collection includes a wide array of church materials documenting organizational and administrative operations, religious practices and beliefs, and the history of the Baptist Church in Rhode Island. It includes registers, reports, correspondence, photographs and church publications dating from as early as 1867 to the late 1980s.