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13 November
Status of churches in the Diocese of New Jersey

Below you'll find a table showing the status of churches across the diocese, with as much information as we know at present. Some churches we've not reached or haven't yet contacted Diocesan House. Those in red have suffered serious or significant damage. This roster is a work in progress.

We're in the process of identifying congregations (see above) that can act as food and clothing distribution centers and we'll include that information as we confirm. We're working with Deacon Carmen Viola about coordinating — as needs arise next week and in the weeks to come — with congregations that might be willing to host a Disaster Recovery Center or assist FEMA with helping people fill out and file claim forms.

For more networking and collboration, join the Facebook group for the Diocese of New Jersey, where you can keep informed, communicate with other churches in the diocese, and share information.

Location Church Contact made with Status
Alexandria (Pittstown) St. Thomas' Church Rev. Carol Horton No damage to church; some branches down in churchyard.
Asbury Park St. Augustine's Church Annette Buchanan No damage
Asbury Park Trinity Church Rev. David Perkins Minimal wind damage to church; rectory okay.
Atlantic City Church of the Ascension Gwen Franklin Damage unknown. Unable to get to church as yet.
Atlantic City St. Augustine's Church Jen Couthen, Cheryl Browne No damage to Church; some wind and water damage to Parish Hall
Avalon St. John's by the Sea Chuck Lisenby, Trustee No damage
Avon-by-the-Sea St. John's Church Senior staff of the diocese Building is still standing; won't be able to assess until access to the area is allowed
Barnegat Light St. Peter's-at-the-Light Rev. Donald Turner No damage
Basking Ridge St. Mark's Church Rev. Rick Morley No damage
Bay Head All Saints' Church Rev. Neil Turton Rectory destroyed; church foundation undermined with significant structural damage
Beach Haven Holy Innocents' Church Rev. Frank Crumbaugh No damage
Belford St. Clement's Church Rev. Jackie Rowe Flooding in basements of church and rectory; Church Ins. clean-up contractor is in contact.
Bellmawr Holy Spirit Church Senior warden No damage
Berlin Church of the Good Shepherd via the Rev. Pedro Guzman No damage
Bernardsville St. Bernard's Church
Bernardsville St. John-on-the-Mountain Church Rev. Susan Ironside No damage
Beverly St. Stephen's Church Rev. Robert Legnani No damage
Bordentown Christ Church Rev. Matthew Tucker No damage
Bound Brook St. Paul's Church
Bradley Beach St. James' Church Rev. Frank Goss Minimal wind damage
Brick St. Raphael the Archangel Mary Lou Mitchell Pickowicz No damage
Bridgeton St. Andrew's Church Rev. Ellen Rutherford No damage
Bridgewater St. Martin's Church
Burlington St. Barnabas Senior staff of the diocese No apparent damage
Burlington St. Mary's Church Church newslsetter Some wind damage
Camden St. Augustine's Church Rev. Roland Clemons No damage
Camden Church of St. Andrew Rev. Pedro Guzman No damage
Camden St. Paul's Church Rev. Marty Gutwein No damage
Camden St. Wilfrid's Church via Rev. Pedro Guzman No damage
Cape May Church of the Advent Rev. John Mitchell Minimal wind damage
Cape May Point St. Peter's-by-the-Sea Rev. John Mitchell Minimal water damage
Cherry Hill St. Bartholomew's Rev. Peter Manzo No damage
Chews Landing St. John the Evangelist Church Rev. Margaret Sterchi No damage; minimal water in basements
Clarksboro St. Peter's Church Rev. Dennis Nichols No damage
Clementon St. Mary's Church Rev. Douglas Reans No damage
Collingswood Holy Trinity Church via the Rev. Pedro Guzman No damage
Cranbury St. David's Church Rev. Karin Mitchell No damage
Cranford Trinity Church Rev. Gina Walsh-Minor Minimal wind damage
Delran Trinity Church Person at the church No damage
Dunellen St. Francis' Church Rev. Jack Zamboni 'Zero to minimal building damage'
Eatontown St. James' Memorial Rev. Agostino Rivolta No damage
Edison St. James' Church Rev. Bill Gerhart No damage to church; minor wind damage to rectory
Elizabeth Iglesia San Jose Art Lobdell Significant wind and water damage to parish center roof and to church siding. Church Ins. already on-site and working.
Elizabeth St. Elizabeth's Church Rev. Andy Moore / Rev. Joe
Parrish / Art Lobdellell
Tree down; wrought-iron fence damaged; some wind damage to shingles.  Church Insurance claims adjuster already on-site.
Elizabeth St. John's Church Rev. Joe Parrish / Art Lobdell Damage to a few roofing shingles and a church sign; broken window in parish hall.
Ewing St. Luke's Church Rev. Dirk Reinken No damage
Flemington Calvary Church Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Florence St. Stephen's Church Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Freehold St. Peter's Church No damage
Galloway Church of St. Mark and All Saintsnts Rev. Mantelle Bradley No damage
Gibbsboro St. John's-in-the-Wilderness Church Senior staff of the diocese No reported damage
Gladstone St. Luke's Church Rev. Kent Walley No damage
Glassboro St. Thomas' Church Parish administrator No reported damage
Gloucester Ascension Church Andrew Aman, Sr. Warden No damage
Haddonfield Grace Church Sue Getz No damage
Haddon Heights St. Mary's Church Rev. Henry Jansma No damage
Hammonton St. Mark's Church Rev. Charles Sasso-Crandall No damage
Keansburg St. Mark's Church Rev. Ed Chinery Minimal wind damage
Keyport St. Mary's Church Alberta Fuller No damage
Lakewood All Saints' Church Eva LaBrozzi No damage
Lambertville St. Andrew's Church Rev. Andrew Townley No damage
Laurel Springs Church of the Atonement Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Lawnside Church of the Annunciation
Lebanon Church of the Holy Spirit Rev. Philip Carr-Jones Significant roof and siding damage. A tree is leaing on parish hall; the damage is not extensive from that.
Linden St. John the Baptist Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Little Silver St. John's Church Rev. Mark Van Sant Significant flooding in basements; new furnace ruined; Church Ins. already on-site and working.
Long Branch St. James' Church Rev. Valerie Redpath No damage
Lumberton St. Martin-in-the-Fields Rev. Anna Powell No damage
Magnolia Christ Church Rev. Robert Critelli No damage
Mantoloking Church of St. Simon-by-the Sea Mr. Sandy Diehl, Sr. Warden
Update via the Rev. Neil Turton
Building is "still standing," but initial assesment of damage suggests that ithe church has been severely damaged and half of it may be 'gone'.
Maple Shade St. John's Church o o
Matawan Trinity Church Rev. Maria Sanzo Minimal wind damage
Medford St. Peter's Church Rev. Canon Don Muller No damage
Merchantville Grace Church Rev. Jeff Kirk No damage
Mercerville Grace-St. Paul's Church Rev. Amy Cornell No damage
Metuchen St. Luke's Church Ted Latham, Sr Warden No damage
Middletown Christ Church Rev. Becky Michelfelder No damage
Millville Christ Church
Monmouth Junction St. Barnabas' Church Rev. Valerie Balling Minor wind damage
Moorestown Trinity Church Discerned from the website No damage
Mount Holly St. Andrew's Church Rev. Sunil Chandy Trees down, minor damage.
Mullica Hill St. Stephen's Church Rachel Rowe Minimal wind-water damage to church and rectory
Navesink All Saints' Memorial Church Rev. Deborah Piggins Trees down; no building damage
New Brunswick Canterbury House Rev. Greg Bezilla No damage
New Brunswick St. Alban's Church Rev. Gideon Uzomechina No damage
New Brunswick Christ Church Rev. Frank Hubbard Minor wind damage
New Brunswick St. John the Evangelist Church Rev. Matthew Buterbaugh Tree down; minimal wind damage
New Providence St. Andrew's Church Parish administrator Minor damage to outside stairway from downed tree
North Plainfield Church of the Holy Cross Rev. Ken Gorman Tree down on church tower.
North Wildwood St. Simeon-by-the-Sea Church Rev. Thomas Myers Tree down; minimal wind and water damage
Ocean City Holy Trinity Church Rev. David LaQuintano No damage to church; still checking on rectory
Ortley Beach St. Elisabeth's Chapel-by-the-Sea-Sea Dennis Bellars, Sr. Warden;
Charles Jacobs, Treasurer
Chapel is completely gone; Fellowship Hall is either completely gone or heavily damaged. Church Insurance is aware and has already reached out to Mr. Bellars.
Palmyra Christ Church Rev. Elly Brown No damage
Paulsboro St. James' Church Rev. Rose Sasso-Crandall No damage
Pemberton Grace Church Rev. Jane Brady No damage
Pennington St. Matthew's Church Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Penns Grove Church of Our Merciful Saviour Rev. Petrina Pyatt No damage
Pennsville St. George's Church Rev. Petrina Pyatt No damage
Perth Amboy Holy Cross Church Father Cho No apparent damage
Perth Amboy St. Peter's Church Rev. Anne-Marie Jeffery Tree down; minimal wind damage
Pitman Church of the Good Shepherd Parish administrator No damage
Plainfield St. Mark's Church Via vestry member No damage
Plainfield Grace Church Deacon Ted Moore No damage
Pleasantville Church of St. Mary the Virgin Harold Hill No damage
Point Pleasant Beach St. Mary's-by-the-Sea Rev. John Thompson-Quartey Tree down; no damage to either church or rectory
Princeton All Saints' Church Rev Hugh Brown Some significant tree damage; several are down in the Trinity-All Saints cemetery. Basement/sewage issues in rectory have been reported.
Princeton Episcopal Church at Princeton Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Princeton Trinity Church Rev. Jenny Replogle No damage
Rahway Church of the Good Shepherd Rev. Sal Ros Chimney and roof collapse of parish hall at Holy Comforter; no damage to Good Shepherd.
Red Bank Trinity Church Rachel McKibben No damage
Red Bank St. Thomas' Church
Riverside St. Stephen's Memorial Rev. Bob Legnani No damage
Riverton Christ Church Rev. Richard Wrede No damage
Rocky Hill Trinity Church Bishop Councell No damage
Rumson St. George's-Church-by-the-RiverRiver John Webster
(Church Insurance)
Five feet of water in basement of church, parish hall and rectory; oil tanks tipped over and spilled oil into the water; boilers and oil tanks will need replacement. Church Ins. already on-site and cleaning upy on-site.
Salem St. John's Church via Rev. Petrina Pyatt No damage
Scotch Plains All Saints' Church Parish office Minor damage
Sea Girt Church of St. Uriel the Archangelgel Rev. Russ Griffin No damage
Shrewsbury Christ Church Rev. Lisa Mitchell Broken stained-glass window, trees down, churchyard damage; no reported damage to buildings.
Somers Point Christ Church Rev. Justin Falciani No damage
Somerville St. John's Church Rev. Ron Pollock Minor water damage to downstairs chapel; tree down, but no damage to church
South Amboy Christ Church
South River Holy Trinity Church Rev. Joanna Graham Tree down; no building damage
Spotswood St. Peter's Church Rev. Marshall Shelly Minor wind and water damage
Spring Lake Holy Trinity Church Bishop Councell No damage
Stone Harbor St. Mary's Church Rev. Susan Osborne-Mott No damage
Swedesboro Trinity Church Rev. Anne Wrede No damage
Toms River Christ Church Rev Joan Mason Minor wind damage
Trenton Trinity Cathedral Dean Rene John Minor wind damage
Trenton Christ Church-Cristo Rey Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Trenton St. Matthias' Church Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Trenton St. Michael's Church Lynette Darling No damage
Trenton St. Peter's IGBO Church
Tuckerton Church of the Holy Spirit Rev. Martha McKee No damage
Union St. Luke and All Saints' Church Dawson Yeomans No damage
Ventnor Church of the Epiphany Barbara Schweitzer First reports indicate no damage
Villas St. Barnabas'-by-the-Bay Rev. Lisa Hoffman Minor wind damage
Vincentown Trinity Church Tom Bridge, Sr. Warden No damage
Vineland Trinity Church Rev. Ellen Rutherford No damage
Wall St. Michael the Archangel Rev. Steve Wisner Essentially no damage
Waretown St. Stephen's Church Rev. Terry Martin No damage
Wenonah Holy Trinity Church Senior staff of the diocese No damage
Westfield St. Paul's Church Parish administrator No damage
Westville St. Luke's Church Senior staff of the diocese No apparent damage
Whiting St. Stephen's Church Rev. Paul Van Sant, Sr. No damage
Williamstown St. Mark's-at-the-Crossing Church Parish administrator No damage
Willingboro Church of Christ the King
Woodbridge St. John's Church Rev. Martin Oguilke Minor wind damage
Woodbridge Trinity Church Rev. Robert Counselman Trees down; minor churchyard and wind damage.
Woodbury Christ Church Jim Bathurst No damage
Woodstown St. Luke's Church Rev. Edward Cook No damage
Yardville St. James' Church Rev. Art Powell No damage

Last updated: 13 November 2012
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