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In 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.

We're glad you stopped by, and hope you find what you're looking for. You'll find current information and events just below. An A-to-Z guide to this site is available in the top right of this page.

Superstorm Sandy Grant Awarded
Diocesan Convention
Bishop's Easter Message

Sandy Info

As the Jersey Shore prepares for spring and summer, recovery efforts from the destruction of Superstorm Sandy continue. Your support makes a substantial difference in providing aid and relief.For updates and the latest information, see the Sandy information page. or contact Keith Adams.

Diocese Awarded $600,000 from the  Red Cross for Sandy Recovery

The American Red Cross today awarded a $600,000 grant to the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey for Superstorm Sandy recovery work in Salem, Gloucester, Cumberland and Camden Counties. The Diocese is entrusted to use these funds to aid residents of these counties who still have unmet needs as a direct result of the storm.

The Greater Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey will work closely with the Long Term Recovery Groups (LTRGs) in these counties to provide direct financial assistance to families and individuals for basic household goods and appliances, furniture, temporary housing and home repairs. The Red Cross grant will be distributed among the four counties as follows: $200,000 for Salem County, $150,000 for Gloucester County, $150,000 for Cumberland County, and $100,000 for Camden County.

“We are grateful to the Red Cross for providing assistance to these communities who are still struggling with their recovery and have not had the access to state and federal funding resources that has been allocated to other counties,” said the Right Reverend William H. Stokes. Read the rest here

To read reports submitted to convention by title, see
Reports to Convention by Title

Photos from convention are found here.

The full text of the bishop's address is located here.

Here is a PDF report of the results of elections to various offices.:
Report found here.

Below is a PDF report on the disposition of the various resolutions presented to convention.
Report here

Biographies of Speakers and Presenters:
The Rev. Dr. Dwight Zscheile
The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Any other questions regarding Diocesan Convention may be directed to Ann Notte.

"Lord, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him and I will take him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him, "Rabbouni!" (which in Hebrew means Teacher). (John 20:15-16)

As Easter approaches, "spring is busting out all over!" Flowers--crocuses and dahlias and many other varieties--are emerging from the earth. Forsythia, Dogwoods and Cherry Blossoms are flowering.

It's been a cold winter, but that is almost past. The clear signs of new life are all around.

It is difficult to express how literally wonder-full it is for Susan and me to witness the eruption of spring in New Jersey. We have spent the past 18 springs in South Florida. It is always green in South Florida and flowers abound year round. It is easy to take it all for granted. While Floridians will tell you there are seasons in South Florida, and there are, their presence is very subtle.

For us to witness the dramatic transformation from the stark death and bareness of winter to the abundant, color of spring is a great delight. More than this, it is a spiritual experience. The Christian pattern of death and resurrection is evident in the natural seasonal cycles of New Jersey in a way that is profound and powerful. We are thankful.

As flowers and trees bloom, I can't help thinking of the garden where Mary Magdalene discovered the tomb empty on Easter morning. In a famous Easter sermon, the great preacher and Anglican Divine, Lancelot Andrewes offers a wonderful reflection on John 20 and Mary's "mistaking" Jesus for the gardener.
Read it all.

Scholarships for Episcopal Grants Events, Workshops & More
Youth Events
Scholarship applications now accepted for Episcopal Church grants

 Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 awarding of educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church.

“As a result of bequests, The Episcopal Church makes available a modest number of scholarships that assist students primarily enrolled in theological education and training.  Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training. The amounts of the scholarships vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds. The maximum is $5000.

The lists of funds and scholarships as well more information are here

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read each trust and identify in the application those trust funds that best fit their own profile.

Requirements for applying for the scholarships include: the applicant must be an Episcopalian, a member of The Episcopal Church, and have the endorsement of his/her bishop. Application form is available here.  Applications are reviewed by a scholarship committee which includes The Episcopal Church Director of Mission, the Director of Human Resources Management, representatives of various ministries, and the Treasurer’s office.

Deadline for applications is April 30. Only complete applications will be considered. For information contact Terry Foster

More events can be found here!Tempus Fugit!

• Training for Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Eucharistic Visitors
St. Mark's&All Saints, Gallaway
May 3, Lectors 9am-noon
Join us for a devoted to providing training for these ministries. Stay for the entire day as you consider other
ministries or learn more about the intersection of these ministries. The Diocese’s revised Manual for the Licensing of Lay Ministries
reflects the changes in the Canons of The Episcopal Church and requires
that training opportunities be made available for those persons called to the lay ministries of the church. Lunch is provided. Register by April 28.

•ECW Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Trinity Cathedral
May 17, 10am
Info:  The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese assemble for their annual meeting and luncheon as they reflect upon the activities of the ECW in the past and coming years.

Spring is a great time for Middle and High School Students to take part in the some of the many Youth Events in the Diocese of New Jersey.

Check out some upcoming events, and get to know this great community of teenagers!

Spring Youth Event, May 16-18
Camp Lebanon, Lebanon, NJ
For 6-12th graders
We will explore the great mysteries of Baptism with new and old friends at the beautiful setting of CampLebanon with exciting program, music, games and relaxing free time

Baccalaureate Service, June 8th
Trinity Cathedral, 4pm
For Graduating Seniors, their Family, Friends, and Church Members
Adults Who Work with Youth Workshop, Rescheduled from 2/5


Adults who Work with Youth
May 7th, 6:30pm-9pm
Diocesan House
Dinner will be served. Email the Rev. Canon Debi Clarke  to Register.

Updated: 15 April 2014
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