Life's Milestones

Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals

St. Columba’s welcomes inquiries concerning baptisms, weddings, and funerals. These so-called “Occasional Offices” are, of course, always available to members of the congregation. But they often create an opportunity for those who are not parishioners to explore a new church home with us. For more information, call the parish office at 401.847.5571 or email



Parents often see the birth of a child as a time to connect, or reconnect, with the church, and to establish a spiritual base for their family. Though baptism can happen at any age, it should take place in the context of a commitment to Christ and His Church. Baptisms always take place within the context of public worship.



The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage is a sacramental service that takes place within the community of the church. Normally, membership in the parish precedes a wedding. But we do recognize that a wedding might be the beginning of a relationship with St. Columba’s and the Episcopal Church, and we welcome inquiries from any person, parishioner or not, divorced or not.



St. Columba’s can provide a place to rest and reflect on the presence of God in a sad and difficult time. Our witness to the Risen Christ is a source of hope and strength. Usually, the funeral director will contact St. Columba’s to discuss arrangements; you may also reach out to us.