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In the News; Photo Gallery

[The Jersey Journal] Bishop Mark Beckwith and members of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark marked the end of a six-day, 80-plus mile pilgrimage across the entire diocese yesterday with a service of thanksgiving at Pier A Park in Hoboken.

Church News

This year St. Alban’s, Oakland/Franklin Lakes joined The Church of St. Luke and St. Mary of Hope and Belvidere to sponsor their first joint youth mission trip, “Serving in the Son.” The week was based at Trinity Church in Asbury Park and included work in the parish food pantry and soup kitchen, as well as reclaiming some unused space for ministry and participating in the weeknight Taize service.

Church News

The sound of children’s voices, drums and other percussion instruments filled St. Alban’s Church in Oakland/Franklin Lakes from June 20-24 as Sacred Sounds Music Camp returned for a highly successful week. Forty-seven elementary children and 23 junior high schoolers joined 13 professional and volunteer adults in an exciting and rewarding week of faith, music and fellowship.

Podcast & Transcript

In this podcast, Ginny Dinsmore, Suzanne Willian and Kay Lark – all intimately involved in the Joining God in Shaping Our Future process – quickly review some of the experiments and excitement that came out of the report-outs in June. They also describe what to expect next, including the three gatherings this September - Listening Tables - to which all members of the diocese are invited.


Every year in Newark, adults want to return to school to complete their high school education. These adults seek to study the math, reading, writing, science, technology and other skills they need to earn a high school equivalency credential (formerly known as GED) to fulfill personal goals, advance their careers or attend college. However, the programs available to adult learners in Newark are limited.

Feature & Photo Gallery

Hundreds of people crowded into a sweltering South Orange auditorium on July 12 for an evening of candid conversation about recent police-involved shootings – including the highly questionable shooting deaths of black men by white police officers in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, as well as the assassination of five white police officers by a black gunman in Dallas.


I am Mark Trautman, and I write this note as the Bishop’s newly appointed Missioner of Music and the Arts for the Diocese of Newark. I serve as the Director of Music at St. Paul’s in Englewood, where I direct a large choral program that includes an after-school program for children and teenagers.

In the News

Bishop Edmond Lee Browning, the 24th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, died on July 11, 2016. He was 87 years old and was living in Oregon.

In the News

[Chatham Courier] Twenty campers ranging in age from 4-to-10-years old-explored soil at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Earth Science camp earlier this month.

Voices in our Diocese

Jackie Remy of St. Agnes' Church in Little Falls describes herself as: a black woman; a mother of five, including four sons, one of whom is a police officer; a grandmother of two biracial grandchildren; and the only black member, currently, of her congregation. After the shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, which resulted in the killings of two black men by police and of five officers by a black man, Jackie shared with her congregation what she's learned from living and raising children in mostly white communities. "It’s easy to pray. It’s not easy to hear God’s voice. It’s not easy to listen," she says. "It’s not easy to walk in another’s shoes or to comprehend their struggle or pain unless you first listen." Her reflection is reprinted here with permission.