In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives
We are a small, family-oriented church with a long tradition of preaching the Gospel and providing Christian education for children and adults. Come and see!
As a Presbyterian congregation we seek to meet the Great Ends of the Church as our constitution requires: to proclaim the gospel for the salvation of humankind; to shelter, nurture, and provide spiritual fellowship to the children of God; to maintain divine worship; to preserve the truth; and to exhibit the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.
Rev. Patrick Notley is a graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity) and holds a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Presbyterian School of Christian Education. He is a candidate for Doctor of Ministry in Gospel and Culture at Columbia Theological Seminary. Before coming to Barrington, he served most recently as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Wichita, Kansas. He is married to Kate Notley, who also holds an M.Div degree and an M.A. in Christian Education. Patrick and Kate reside in Riverside.
Our church secretary
Gail Harrison, our secretary, can be reached in the church office (at 401-245-2218) on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A little history
Our church was founded in 1964 by an original group of 100 members. Over the years, we have had four full-time ministers: Rev. John Graybill, Rev. Richard Wittington, Rev. James Lockhart, and Rev. Carol Merritt. In 2008, we welcomed our fifth full-time minister, Rev. Patrick Notley. Our church building, located on a main street, is designed in a Japanese modern style around three sides of a garden courtyard.
Since our founding, we have remained a caring, committed, family-oriented congregation. We reach out to communities on the east side of Narragansett Bay and southeastern Massachusetts, as well as the city of Providence, drawing a gifted membership with a wide variety of talents and experiences. As a church body, we know of God’s great love, and we hear a call to go and share that love. Together, we commit our hearts, minds, spirits, talents, and gifts to express our faith in a secular world and to help serve the needs of society.