Historic Church Restoration


Shine on our ministry, O God; give us the wisdom and generosity we need to restore the historic church at St. Mary's. Help us to remember those who have come before us. May we hear their stories and see their faith. Give us gratitude for your presence in our lives and community in this season. Grant us the vision and the resources to do the work you have given us to do, that we may keep your church open and flourishing for generations yet to come. All this we ask in the name of Jesus, our Savior and strength, Amen. 

We are in Phase III of the important work of restoring our historic church.  Phase III - the interior restoration - is, and will be for a long time to come, our gift to future ministry and worship at St. Mary's Church. 

Keep up to date on what's happening

The Work of Our Generation is a blog containing progress reports on the actual work being accomplished.

Historic Church Restoration details design decisions being made by church leaders and the professionals that are working with them.

Historic Church Capital Campaign FAQ explains the pledging process. In order to accomplish this work, we need your help. Pledging is simple and can be spread over three years. Pledge cards are available through the Administration Office (401-846-9700, Ext. 100).  

What we've accomplished since the project began, in 2017:

Phase I -  completed

  • New heating system 
  • Mold remediation, cleaning and updating of church basement, installing commercial strength dehumidifier

To accomplish Phase I the people of St. Mary's gave over $45,000.

 Phase II - Completed

  • Slate roof replacement, replacement of brownstone captstones, brownstone crosses, installation of new gutters and downspouts

To accomplish Phase II we raised $608,705.  This figure represents both grants received and individual donations and pledges.

Thank you to all who have worked on this project, raised money, given or pledged money, written grants, done research, planned, painted - simply to all who have committed their time and talent and treasure so that future generations can be inspired in this holy place.