St. John's Episcopal Church
Welcome to an exciting and vibrant parish community where grace
happens and disciples grow. We extend the grace and peace of The Lord
Jesus Christ to you!
St. John’s Episcopal Church is a parish in The Episcopal Diocese of
New Jersey. Our Bishop is The Right Reverend George Edward Councell.
We are a growing parish with more than 250 families. Throughout our
continued growth and development, St. John’s endeavors to carry out
our mission: “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”.
Navigating this site will give you a sense of who we are and what we
do at St. John’s. We are spiritually nourished through our liturgical
worship and music, Christian formation programs and community
mission-outreach. We attempt to live what we profess through a life of
discipleship and servant leadership. Our service to the community and
world spans a broad array of mission-outreach ministries and
opportunities that appeal to a variety of individuals and families.
We are now on Facebook! Check us out!
Please join us for Sunday worship at 8:00 AM and 10:15 AM.
8:00 a.m. .................... The Holy
Eucharist (Rite I)
9:15 am - 9:50 am.................... Adult Education
9:30 a.m. .....................Senior Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. .................. Children's Chapel
10:15 a.m. .................. Church School
10:15 a.m. .................. The Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
(Child care provided during the 10:15 service)
(Coffee Hour after both services)
We are equipped with selections of The Prayer Book &
Hymnal in large print
located in the Narthex (entrance) of the Church.
There is a ramp for handicapped access through the Parish Hall
Handicapped bathroom facilities are available.
Parking is available in the church lot behind the parish hall or on
Welcome Newcomers! We're so glad you came!
We're thrilled to see you! As a matter of fact, we've
been waiting for you!
We believe that every person who comes to worship with us is a special
gift from God. We are all better off from you being here
amongst us. We want to express the love we know in Jesus
Christ with one another. And we're excited to share it with
you, and to grow together in our pilgrimage of faith.
St. John's is a place for all people - no matter where you may be on
the journey - and it won't take you long to discover that we are a
vibrant and caring community of faith, journeying from different
places and life experiences, but who desire to grow together.
We are a people ultimately, of faith in Jesus Christ. In other
words, relationships are paramount - especially when we consider our
baptismal covenant, "to seek and serve Christ in all persons
loving our neighbor as our self." Our doors are open
to you! If you have been praying, thinking, searching,
church-shopping, and hoping for a place to belong, we say
Let us answer your questions.
Please feel free to contact the Rector, the Archdeacon, the Deacon or The Parish
Office with your questions. We want to answer your questions, and we
invite you to join our church.
here to complete our online interest form.
St. John's Episcopal Church:
158 West High Street,
Somerville, New Jersey 08876-0705
Phone: (908) 722-1250
Fax (908) 541-0705
About the Episcopal Church..............
The Episcopal Church is
one branch of the world-wide Anglican Communion numbering 60 million
members in over 160 countries. It is often referred to as a
"bridge" church because it includes both Roman Catholic and Reformed
traditions. It preserves the ancient Catholic faith and
sacraments and the historic ministry with bishops as chief pastors
(Episcopal comes from the Greek word for "bishop"). It is at
the same time Reformed, focusing on the authority of Holy Scripture
and the proclamation of the Word of God, concerned for a personal
commitment to Jesus Christ. We are governed by clergy and lay
people working together. Similarly we have been called the "thinking
man's church", valuing the gift and training of human reason
used in matters of faith and morals.