June 18: Upper Valley Region, NH & VT

Kick-Off Weekend for the River of Life Pilgrimage!


Sunday, June 18th

8 am & 10 am ~ Eucharist services at St Barnabas in Norwich, St Paul’s in White River Junction,
and St Thomas in Hanover

2-5 pm ~ Kilowatt Park North for an afternoon of activities, including a liturgical service

~ Everyone is welcome to attend ~

St Barnabas Episcopal Church – Norwich, VT

8 am ~ Holy Eucharist without music
10 am ~ Holy Eucharist with music and sung liturgy

The Right Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire, will be the guest preacher at St Barnabas Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 18th.


St Paul’s Episcopal Church – White River Junction, VT

8 am ~ Scripture and Holy Communion in Old English, quiet and contemplative
10 am ~ Scripture and Holy Communion in contemporary English with hymns and music


St Thomas Episcopal Church – Hanover, NH

8 am ~ Holy Eucharist, Spoken Traditional language service, Rite I
10 am ~ Holy Eucharist, Choral service with contemporary language, Rite II

The Right Rev. Thomas C Ely, Bishop of Vermont, will be the guest preacher at both morning services at St Thomas Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 18th.


Kilowatt Park North – Wilder, VT

After morning church services, we will gather from 2-5 pm for food, fun, and fellowship at Kilowatt Park North in Wilder, VT, to continue the celebration of the gift of water! The afternoon will include a prayer service written by Bishop Jeffery & Anne Rowthorn specifically for the River of Life Pilgrimage. Some of the fun will including paddling on the Connecticut River, prayer-walking along the river, and a pot-luck. Please come!

2-3 pm ~ water-based liturgical service with a renewal of baptismal vows
3-5 pm ~ participate in a variety of activities: paddling on the river with instruction by the LL Bean Outfitters based at the park, meditatively walking along the river’s edge, mingling and chatting with River of Life pilgrims and guides, etc.

To register for the Kilowatt Park North Kick-Off celebration, click here.
** Registration is not required, but we’d love to know how many people are interested in joining us!


St Barnabas Episcopal Church is located at 262 Main St, Norwich, VT.

St Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 749 Hartford Ave, White River Junction, VT.

St Thomas Episcopal Church is located at 9 West Wheelock St, Hanover, NH.

Kilowatt Park North is located just off of Gillette Street in Wilder, VT. For park information, contact Hartford Parks & Recreation’s office at 802.295.5036.