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the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, welcome to the website of the
Diocese of New Jersey, the Episcopal Church in the lower two-thirds of
the State of New Jersey.
glad you stopped by and hope you find what you're looking for.
find current information and events just below.
the latest Hurricane Sandy information, with links and resources, click here.
you help your brothers and sisters in the Diocese of New Jersey who
have been affected by Sandy? To donate securely online, click here.
Returns to St. Elisabeth's
workshops & more!
have a Bishop-elect!
Elisabeth's Chapel-By-the-Sea in Ortley Beach has
been a part of the Diocese of New Jersey since the late 19th
century. Originally a summer chapel, it has been holding
services year round for the least seven years.
While their small chapel was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, the
congregation has strived to remain a "beacon of hope" according to its
senior warden, Dennis Bellars.
On May 26, 2013, seventy-four people filled their newly rebuilt
Fellowship Hall in a
standing-room only Eucharist - the first of any sort since the storm.
The Rev. Charles Sakin, a supply priest beloved by the congregation who
has served at St.
Elisabeth for over 22 summers, celebrated the emotion filled Eucharist.
St. Elisabeth's member Mark Case, who served as chair of the committee
to rebuild, spent part of every day at the site making sure that the
work was being done in a timely fashion and to his satisfaction. Other
members of the congregation also volunteered their time and energy to
help prepare Fellowship Hall for holding services this summer. The
success of Chase and the other volunteers was surely felt by all those
While the congregation is now working towards rebuilding the church,
St. Elisabeth's is back open for worship.
summer is often a time to slow down, there are
still plenty of opportunities in the Diocese.
Cathedral 9:30am -2pm
Come join the Urban Ministry committee for a health fair
which will bring
together presenters with broad experiences to help attendees be more
health aware. The
day will end with a Healing Eucharist.
Alzheimer's and Dementia
Diabetes -Nutrition & Exercise
Youth Summer Mission Trip
Saturday, August 25th-August 30th
For: Youth (grades 9-12)
Cost: $300 (includes housing at Ocean Grove Retreat Center)
Join our with youth from our diocese and the Diocese of Long Island to learn about the
challenges facing local residents and community agencies by working to
help home owners, pack food, or support general cleanup efforts.
The application deadline to register is August 19. Please
contact The Rev.
Canon Debi Clarke (877-394-5281 x36).
Reverend Canon William (“Chip”) Hallock Stokes, age
56, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Delray Beach, Florida, was
elected on the fifth ballot as twelfth bishop of the Diocese of New
Jersey on May 4, 2013 at the special convention at Trinity Cathedral in
the canons of the Episcopal Church, a majority of bishops and
diocesan standing committees must consent to the
bishop-elect’s ordination as bishop within 120 days of
receiving notice of the election.
The ordination and consecration is scheduled for November 2 at Trinity
Cathedral in Trenton.
Rev. Canon William
'Chip' Hallock Stokes
bishop-elect Stoke's self-introduction
video on YouTube.
For a statement
by Canon Stokes when he heard the
results of the election
See below for media coverage of the election.
updates and the latest information, see
help related to Sandy, questions about donations, or any
disaster -related question within the Diocese of New Jersey, contact
Keith Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 609 394-8521 X 35.
To find volunteer opportunities for
Sandy relief and recovery with the Episcopal Church go to relief.episcopalny.org
a look at what happened in the Diocese of New Jersey in the week
following the storm, see our
— 'After Sandy' — that portrays some of the
devastation, resilience, and hope in the Diocese of New Jersey. You can also print out a June insert from ERD for bulletins.
here for a Google map that shows
the location of all the diocesan resource centers found around the
diocese. Click on a location that you're interested in and the contact
information will appear.
Or download a text
list of the resource centers and
No offer of help is too small!
MDG Grant Deadline Extended to June 30th
The Grant Program encourages local parishes and other Episcopal
organizations to support the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Up to
$500 per project is available to match funds raised by
an applicant who decides which partner organization to
support. This is an incentive for parishes and other Episcopal
organizations to participate in the eradication of global poverty. For
more information and application.
Poor with Us" Workshops
Sponsored by the MDG Task Force
workshop will provide resources and
training to assist in making conversations about poverty
meaningful and inspire us to action. We
have one or two parishioners from each congregation who will coordinate
the "Keeping the Poor with Us" Campaign in their church. The
workshop will be
on Saturday, July 20th
pm at St. Matthew's, Pennington, from 10am-3pm. Suggested
donation of $20 includes materials.
Affordable Food" Sponsored by the Jubilee Ministry of the Diocese
scarcity is a bigger problem than ever
as human population numbers
continue to swell, putting additional stress on already fragile food
production and distribution systems.
Gregory, Diocesan Jubilee Officer and Jim Simon, Urban
Agriculture Program Manager for Isles, Inc., on
22 from 11:30 AM –
2 PM at
to learn to take an empty space and cultivate into area that can
fresh organic produce, stretch food budgets and teach habits of
healthier food consumption to our families, parishioners and food
sign-up for any of these events, and for more information, Please
Paige or call
below to read a selection of articles that have appeared in
various newspapers and online sources about the election of Canon
Stokes as the twelfth Bishop of New Jersey.
Trenton Times : 'Taking on difficult missions with grace'
The Trenton Times : 'With home in
Trenton, new Episcopal bishop-elect ready to lead'
'Florida priest elected bishop'
The Trenton Times:
'Prophetic' Florida rector selected. . . '
'Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Elects 12th Bishop'
Asbury Park Press:
'Florida priest elected bishop of Episcopal Diocese'
Stokes elected Bishop of New Jersey
Living Church story
includes table summarizing ballot data