Rev. Frieda Gillespie is an Accredited Interim Minister hired to be the minister for Bell Street Chapel part time. She has served churches in Greenville, NC, Roswell, GE, Danvers, MA, Omaha, NE, Berlin, MA, and Yarmouth, ME .

Rev. Frieda grew up in Los Angeles, CA and has lived in Framingham, MA since 2004. She was ordained in 2006. Her wife, Jennifer is from Providence, RI.  They met in Framingham and have been married now for 10 years. Jennifer has three children from her first marriage.  Julia is going to college in KY. Tim is in medical school at UVM (Vermont)  and Ben has just completed a certificate program in medical equipment sterilization. Frieda has an adopted daughter, Tealeesha, who lives in Norwood, MA

They have 3 cats and 1 dog all of which were rescues. They are soon to be joined by a rescue puppy from Tennessee.

“I am very happy to be getting to know Bell St. Chapel, a lovely old church in the Federal Hill section of Providence with a congregation of interesting and welcoming, and socially active, Unitarian Universalists. Please join us on Sundays at 10:00.”

February 24, 2024:

To all of you at Bell Street Chapel:

I am announcing my impending retirement on June 1. My last day at Bell St. will be May 12. Also on April 28, we will have a short goodbye celebration after church. That is Earth Day and my stepson, Ben, will be playing piano and singing in the service. I cannot tell you how wonderful it has been to serve this church. It couldn’t have been a better end to my ministry career.

Best wishes to all,
Rev. Frieda Gillespie