Reflections on the House of Bishops meeting

Bishop Beckwith's reflections on the House of Bishops meeting

Senior Moments: Adapting to disability

Senior Moments: Adapting to disability

Using photos of children responsibly

Geeks for God on using photos of children responsibly

High School Retreat

Discounted registration by April 2 for High School Retreat at Cross Roads

Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

The Chancellor reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Lent 2015 Resources

Lent 2015 Resources


Listening, wondering and exploring were concepts brought to the surface as the ground was prepared for the start of Going Local: Cycle Two. Going Local is a process that guides congregations and clergy into new habits and practices needed to be the church in a world that is constantly changing.

In the News

[The Daily Record] A new chapter of Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for people struggling with emotional difficulties, is meeting Friday nights at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Maple Avenue.


Diocesan Chancellor Diane Sammons, Esq. gave this sermon at her home parish, St. George's in Maplewood, on March 22, 2015.

Good Morning. It is a privilege and an honor to be invited by the Absalom Jones Committee for Black History and Culture to speak to you today and offer some thoughts about the Voting Rights Act.

Bishop Beckwith's Blog

"Encountering the other" was the theme of our just-concluded House of Bishops meeting at the Kanuga Conference Center in Western North Carolina. We looked at the "other" through the lens of race, culture, Native American history and interfaith ministry – through a series of meditations offered by various bishops. Table discussions on these issues followed. They were deep and very personal, and inspired action. I was invited to give the meditation on interfaith ministry, and once I was able to work through various levels of anxiety, I was grateful for it, because it gave me the opportunity to reflect on how interfaith relationships, which have been a thread throughout my life, have deepened my relationship with the living Christ.


“Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.” – Proverbs 4:13

Christ Church in Harrison has been a congregation in the Diocese of Newark for over 162 years. In that time, the building has been located close to the heart of the downtown area of Harrison and along with the parishioners themselves, has been integral in the fabric of that community.