The First Universalist Church in Providence

Welcome to The First Universalist Church
in Providence

A warm, traditional congregation of believers in the heart of historic Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Whether you are visiting the area, looking for a church home, or simply interested in what we do, we invite you to join us for Sunday worship (weekly at 10:30 a.m.) and our special seasonal services throughout the year.



Reverend W. Scott Axford of First Universalist Church Providence RIPastor:  The Reverend W. Scott Axford began as our Extension minister of the Gospel on March 1, 1992 and installed as our 19th Pastor on All Souls’ Sunday 1995: a native of Plymouth, MA, ordained by its First Church following 1978 graduation from Dartmouth, six years in marketing and computers with New England Telephone and a 1988 M.Div. from the Harvard Divinity School.  Mr. Axford was Pastor at Walpole, NH, before moving to Providence. He has served locally as the Co-Chairman of the RI State Council of Churches Faith & Order Commission, Chairman of the Universalist Church of RI, President of the Providence Intown Churches Association (PICA); and on the National Council of Churches’ Faith & Order. He is married and has two children. The Pastor is in the church office midweek and by appointment.

Diaconate: Polly Axford, Carol A. Lundquist; Registrar Gage R. Hansen 

Corporate Officer Contact: Carol A. Lundquist

Church Gargoyle: Darnell L. Page


Music Director: James F. Morgan, B. Mus., F.TC.L.

Sexton: Shane M. O’Brien

Church Administrator: Lisa L. Almada


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250 Washington St., Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3615 Telephone (401) 751-1821