With renovations at the Newport Historical Society (NHS) now complete, our small church driveway (to the left of the in-ground Belgian blocks) is again available for use. The larger gravel surface, however, is a private road owned by the NHS. On Sundays, the NHS graciously permits Newport Community Church (NCC) to park on their property if done in a single line to the right of the Belgium blocks (as if parallel to a sidewalk). Drivers using NHS property must enter from Barney Street and NOT Touro Street. The orange cones must be replaced once service begins and again after the church has closed in order to dissuade public parking.
Sunday parking is also permitted in the Synagogue lot which is across from the church on School Street. Lot parking must begin at the point farthest from the Rabbi’s blue house at the corner. The open spots nearest the fence must be used first before moving towards the Rabbi’s house. NCC congregants must be sure not to park in the two spaces reserved for the Rabbi and his wife and must ensure that no vehicle is parked in such a way that would obstruct any other vehicle from entering or exiting the lot.
For Sunday services only, NCC is permitted to park at the Women’s Resource Center, 114 Touro Street, a short distance uphill from the church. Enter this lot from Barney Street.
The Reading Room (the yellow porched house at the corner of Bellevue Ave. and Church St., near Hotel Viking) has graciously permitted NCC congregants Sunday morning use of the southern portion of their parking lot (near the brick wall).
Municipal parking is available between the two movie theaters down the hill and across from the park at Washington Square.
From October 31st through the 1st of May, street parking becomes widely available.
Traffic safety concerns on Touro Street require that NCC congregants utilize Barney Street behind the church building for dropping off and picking up children under age 12, before and after Sunday service.