Religious Life at the University of Rhode Island

URI Chaplains Association

6 Fraternity Circle Kingston RI 02881


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Episcopal Ministry

St. Augustine’s Church & Episcopal Center
15 Lower College Road., Kingston, RI 02881
The Venerable Janice L. Grinnell, Archdeacon

  • A compassionate group of adults looking for ways to engage URI students, faculty, and staff in new ways
  • Welcome whatever your sexual orientation, sexual identity, color, nationality, faith-background, age.
  • Monthly Feed a Friend free meals for all students, faculty, and staff. Visit our website for more information
  • Service opportunities including Habitat for Humanity building team, meals for those in need, pantry ministries, choir (beginners welcome). Always seeking new service opportunities to engage students in service or social justice projects
  • Conversations with Jan for anyone – meet her at Dunkin Donuts in the Student Union by contacting her email or phone to arrange a meeting.
  • Founders of the Rhody Outpost and other feeding programs for students with food deficiencies.
  • Opportunities for student clubs to use our space for meetings
  • Host site for one location of Alternative Spring Break
  • Sunday services 8am & 10am (Jun/Jul/Aug 9am).

Religious Preference Form

We invite students to fill out a religious preference form so that the URI Chaplains Association can assist you in finding community on campus. Click here to fill out the form.

Prayer / Meditation Spaces on Campus

Are you looking for a quiet place to stop and pray or meditate on campus? Here are several options that are available:

Meditation Room in the Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center

Tyler Hall room 137

Women are invited to use the URI designated Lactation Rooms as well.

Local Places of Worship

In addition to resources on campus, there are many places of worship in Kingston and the surrounding area. Please do a Google Search for "Places of Worship in Kingston, RI" for complete listings, or contact one of the chaplains for recommendations.

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