Author Archive: Liz McCarthy

19th Rector of Emmanuel Church

My fellow parishioners of Emmanuel Church,

Please join the Wardens and Vestry in welcoming Della Wager Wells+ as the 19th Rector of Emmanuel Church, Newport, Rhode Island.

It has been a year since Della Wager Wells+ came to us as our priest in charge. And what a year it has been! She has worked tirelessly, getting to know the people of Emmanuel, and to feed and nurture us all spiritually and pastorally.

This Cradle Episcopalian’s journey has taken her from her beginnings in her childhood parish , to deep commitments in every parish of her adult life, serving in nearly every lay capacity, to her call to the seminary and ministry, to a fellowship in Jerusalem, and now , to us here at Emmanuel. We have enjoyed…

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Sundays, Holy Communion at 9:30 am

Beginning on Sunday September 27, 2020, we returned to Holy Communion service in the church yard at 9:30 am, weather permitting. We will continue to stream our live service on our Facebook page and then post on our Virtual Emmanuel tab and the Sermons tab.

The Emmanuel Vestry adopted a comprehensive Reopening Plan to guide us for the foreseeable future. There are many details for having in-person worship in the church yard which is outlined in this video.  Please review the video if you plan on attending  and check back on the website for any updates.

Reopening Plan


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Turn Back the Clock - for Sunday, Nov. 1