Washington, D.C. 20549


                                  FORM 8-K

                               CURRENT REPORT
                   PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                       SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


     Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 25, 2005

                           SLADE'S FERRY BANCORP.
           (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

       Massachusetts                 000-23904               04-3061936
(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission            (IRS Employer
      of incorporation)             File Number)        Identification No.)

     100 Slade's Ferry Avenue, PO Box 390, Somerset, Massachusetts 02726
             (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

     Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (508) 675-2121

                               Not Applicable
        (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 2.01   Results of Operations and Financial Condition

      Slade's Ferry Bancorp. issued a press release on January 25, 2005 
disclosing certain information concerning its fourth quarter and fiscal 
year 2004 results of operation and financial condition. A copy of that 
press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto

Item 9.01   Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c)   The following exhibit is furnished with this Report:

      Exhibit No.    Description
      -----------    -----------

      99.1           Press release issued by Slade's Ferry Bancorp. on 
                     January 25, 2005.



      Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by 
the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       SLADES FERRY BANCORP.

                                       By:     /s/ Deborah A. McLaughlin
                                       Name:   Deborah A. McLaughlin
                                       Title:  Treasurer/Vice President and 
                                               Chief Financial Officer

Date: January 25, 2005


                                EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.    Description
-----------    -----------

    99.1       Press Release dated January 25, 2005