The Block Island Times


Welcome to St. Ann's By-The-Sea

We are a spiritual community focusing on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a prayerful, active and welcoming presence to all on Block Island.

We are located on Spring Street. Coming from town we are just off the road on your left, look for our sign.

Services are held year-round on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. with a coffee hour after the service. Check the Block Island Times and our website: for Holy Week and Christmas schedules.

Taize services - Every fourth Wednesday of the month at St. Ann's, there is a time when, together, people stop their busy lives and make time to enter into the peaceful communion with God that exists in silent prayer. Join us for our next Taize service of sacred hymns, meditation, candlelight, and the Island Drummers.  Times are 5 p.m. in the fall and winter and 7 p.m. in the spring and summer.


Taize Prayer Service Wednesday

There will be a Taize Prayer Service Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at St. Ann's. Join Rev. Eileen and the Block Island Drummers for a beautiful evening service. Taize liturgy encompasses song, scripture and silent meditation. The music is repetitive and chant-like. Simple melodies are joined to ...
Square Dance this Sunday!

St. Ann's Square Dance at Ballard's is this Sunday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $30. This will be the same format as last year with the Surfside 8 Square Dancing Club from Westerly, who will demonstrate and call the dances. A Western theme, with hamburgers, hot ...
St. Ann's Cookbook on Sale!

Our cookbook is here! Come by St. Ann's to pick one up. They are selling for $20 each and if you'd like us to mail one out for you, let us know the address and add $4 for shipping. Over 345 recipes from parishioners and friends of St. Ann's. Call 466-2911 for info or to order. Or email us at: ...
Taize Prayer Service this Wednesday

Join us at St. Ann's for our monthly Taize Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 27th. Sacred hymns, candlelight, scripture reading and prayers, and the Block Island Drummers. Call 466-2911 for more info. Visit or email:
Poker Challenge, Picnic at St. Ann's this Saturday!

St. Ann's Poker Challenge and Picnic scheduled for this Saturday, August 30. The Poker Challenge is from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Walk, bike, ride to designated locations on the island and get a card. Locations will be posted. At the end of the challenge, you end up at St. Ann's on Spring Street ...