Saint Spyridon
 

Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
Fr John Afendoulis

thames and brewer streets - po box 427 - newport, ri 02840 - (401) 846-0555
 
Directions
 
Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church is located at 390 Thames Street (on the corner of Lower Thames & Brewer Streets) right in the middle of downtown Newport. It is the yellow brick church on the left.
 
Visitors may park in the lot just before the church while attending services.
 
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From Boston and points North:
  • From 93 S take Rt. 24 S toward Fall River (if you're coming via Rt. 128, make sure to pass the exit for 95 S – Rt. 24 is about 3 miles east.
  • At Fall River, watch signs & make sure to follow sign for Rt. 24 S (you actually travel on Rt. 195 W for 1/2 mile in order to continue onto Rt. 24; make sure to stay in the right lane while on 195).
  • After crossing the Sakonnet Bridge onto Aquidneck Island, take the third exit. It is marked Exit 1: "Rt. 138 - Middletown, Newport Beaches." After ramp, bear to your right under overpass.
  • After 1/2 mile, make a right at lights onto Rt. 138 S
  • Travel about 6 miles, then turn left onto Rt. 138A S (sign will say "Newport Beaches"). Rt. 138A is also called Aquidneck Ave.
  • You'll be on Rt. 138A for about 2 miles until it comes to a "T"; make a left at this light.
    After about 1/4 mile you'll be at the beach. Go through the lights and drive along beach (on your left side). As you leave the beach and head uphill, the street becomes Memorial Blvd. Cross through the major intersection with lights (Bellevue Ave.).
  • As you head downhill, you will cross one more intersection with lights (Spring St.). Immediately after, get into the left turning lane and turn left onto Thames St.
  • After about 3 very short blocks, pull into the second parking lot you see on your left, immediately preceding the church (corner of Thames & Brewer Sts.). This is our lot, but we lease it out. If it is being manned, make sure to tell the attendant you're attending church so you won't be charged.
 
From Providence and Vicinity:
  • Take Interstate 95 South through Providence and Warwick
  • From I-95 S, bear left at Exit 9 (RI-4, Newport/South County)
  • Bear right on Tower Hill Road (US-1) to RI-138 East Exit
  • Follow Rt. 138 across the Jamestown and Newport bridges
  • Take the 1st Exit (Scenic Newport) off the Newport Bridge
  • Take a right off the exit ramp
  • At the 2nd traffic light turn right onto America's Cup Avenue
  • At the end of America's Cup Ave., bear right onto Thames St.
  • After about 3 very short blocks, pull into the second parking lot you see on your left, immediately preceding the church (corner of Thames & Brewer Sts.). This is our lot, but we lease it out. If it is being manned, make sure to tell the attendant you're attending church so you won't be charged.
 
From New York and Connecticut:
  • Take I-95 North into Rhode Island to Route 138 East (Exit 3)
  • Follow Rt. 138 across the Jamestown and Newport bridges
  • Take the 1st Exit (Scenic Newport) off the Newport Bridge
  • Take a right off the exit ramp
  • At the 2nd traffic light turn right onto America's Cup Avenue
  • At the end of America's Cup Ave., bear right onto Thames St.
  • After about 3 very short blocks, pull into the second parking lot you see on your left, immediately preceding the church (corner of Thames & Brewer Sts.). This is our lot, but we lease it out. If it is being manned, make sure to tell the attendant you're attending church so you won't be charged.