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 Tomorrow

There will be a Taize Prayer Service tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22nd at the new time of 5 pm. This is a beautiful service of candlelight, sacred hymns, scripture reading, some brief meditation and sometimes we are joined by the Block Island Drummers. For more information, call Rev. Eileen at ...
Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Monday

The Block Island Prayer Shawl Ministry will resume it's meetings next Monday, October 13th at 7 pm at the Harbor Church Ladies Parlor. All knitters and crocheters are welcome. Or if you'd like to just stop by and see what our group is about, that's okay too. For more information or if you know ...
Blessing of the Animals on Sunday

This Sunday, October 5th at Noon, pets and their owners are invited to the Blessing of the Animals at the Abrams Animal Farm on Spring Street. For more information, call Rev. Eileen at 466-2911.
Block Island Bereaved Parents and Families

If you have lost a child, you are invited to join in a gathering with the purpose of sharing our grief, our stories, our memories, surrounded by people who understand as no others can with complete confidence that what is shared remains confidential. Come and share or just listen. It doesn't ...
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: ...