We’re a Work in Progress!

Place : 61 Washington St., Newport, RI, Washington & Willow streets; parking opposite 25 Willow St.
Phone : (401) 848-2561
Email : parishoffice@saintjohns-newport.org
PHASE 1A - ROOF RESTORATION
PHASE 1B - MASONRY

Help Preserve Newport History!

Thanks to generous community support, The Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist is undergoing long-awaited and long-needed restoration and repairs as we celebrate our 125th Anniversary Year!

Founded in 1875 in the Anglo-Catholic Tradition by cobbler and abolitionist Peter Quire in what is currently the St. John’s Guild Hall, the current Gothic Revival-style church building was consecrated in 1894 thanks to a $100,000 donation by Sarah Titus Zabriskie in memory of her mother, Sarah Jane Zabriskie. St. John’s on the Point is the cornerstone of the Point Neighborhood and beyond.

Our current construction, Phase 1A, funded by a $916,000 grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust and individual donors, is a $1.2 million-dollar roof restoration that got under way in May 2019 and is expected to be complete in September 2019. Phase 1A is the blue area in the graphics above.

For Phase 1B, Exterior Stone Repointing, in yellow above, we are still looking to raise at least $300,000 in funding before the end of 2019 from individuals both within the parish and in the wider community in order to keep our five-year plan on track.

If you are interested in finding out more about the capital campaign for St. John’s, or want to volunteer to help, please be in touch with Fr. Humphrey at rector@saintjohns-newport.org or 401-500-0042. And stay tuned for more developments! Check back here and at saintjohns-newport.org/progress.

To make a pledge to the St. John’s Capital Campaign, please click here or on the form below to download a PDF you can print, fill out, and return to the St. John’s parish office:

Or, stop by the office to pick one up, or just to say Hi. You can also visit our support page here.

Many thanks for your generosity!