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For one weekend in September, the parish hall at St. James' Church in Upper Montclair transformed into a “speakeasy” as the St. James Players presented a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” as a Roaring ’20s radio drama.

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[Independent Press] Chatham's Episcopal Church opened its doors and showed off its neighborhood for the bi-annual visit of the Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, on Sunday, Sept. 7.

Church News

The neighborhood immediately surrounding Trinity & St. Phillip’s Cathedral in Newark is the focus of some very exciting development, with the goal of transforming downtown Newark from a 9-5 work place to a vibrant 24/7 community. Our Cathedral is asking for your prayer support as they explore what God is up to and what new opportunities await.


Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center is a place where young and adults, alike, can go to be themselves and have fun in God’s creation. The camp experience is meant to strengthen the faith of all campers and send them back to their communities to do God’s work.

Senior Ministries

Do you think it’s possible that you will live into your 80s? If so, do you think it’s possible that you might become frail and need assistance? Have you considered what effect the cost of this care would have on your financial and retirement plans? Today, the median annual cost for a nursing home stay is $87,600. This number will inevitably increase as health care costs increase. And don’t be fooled into thinking that it will be less expensive if you choose to be cared for at home.


Allyson (Ally) Brundige was 16 years old when she traveled with a group to a rural village in Zimbabwe to build a medical clinic. That experience shaped the beginning of her call to ministry. On Sunday, September 14, Ally will take a big step on her vocational journey when she is ordained to the sacred order of priests by Bishop Mark Beckwith.

Church News

On August 17, 2014, churches in District 1 held a Baby Shower & Pool Party for North Porch Women & Infants' Centers.


The Bishop’s Church Emergency Fund (BCEF) provides financial support for church buildings in the diocese needing repairs and renovation, usually with a special focus on emergency and unforeseen needs. Through the BCEF, you can support the critical needs identified by the Bishop.

The third BCEF Call of 2014 is to repair the crumbling façade of St. Peter's in Livingston's narthex and bell tower.

Church News

Holy Trinity in West Orange recently offered a unique summer program for children: “Science and God,” led by Holy Trinity's Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Miguel A. Hernandez, who is also a telecommunications engineer.