The Diocese of Rhode Island

“Live in Christ, transform the world” is the Mission statement of The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, which is comprised of the approximately 50 Episcopal churches in our state. The Bishop of the Diocese is the Rt. Rev. Nicholas Knisely, who was consecrated as the 13th Bishop of Rhode Island on November 17, 2012.

The Diocese offers resources and educational opportunities to encourage spiritual development and outreach in our parishes, as well as in the greater community. Our current mission focus is “feeding the hungry” in mind body and spirit. Some of our ministry focus areas are congregational development, Christian formation, Hispanic ministries, and the operation of ECC, our camp and conference center on Echo Lake in Pascoag. The Diocese also sponsors many committees and task forces that serve to act upon issues such as environmental stewardship and social justice.

For more information about the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island please visit their website:

Here is Bishop Knisely’s video Thank You to the clergy of the Diocese of Rhode Island.

Here is the Bishop’s Address to the Special Convention of the Diocese of Rhode Island held November 7. 2020.