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Joining Jesus on the Journey: A river-to-river pilgrimage across NJ

Joining Jesus on the Journey
Mon, Jul 25 2016, 12:00am to Sat, Jul 30 2016, 12:00am

Walk with Bishop Beckwith across the diocese from the Delaware River to the Hudson River the week of July 25-30. This is an opportunity to be part of a prayerful pilgrimage in which we look for how we can join God in shaping the future of our diocese. You can participate for an hour of worship, a day of walking, a meal, or the whole pilgrimage.

Follow the Journey online

To see photos of our progress, check out our photo gallery.


Contact the Rev. John Mennell ( or the Rev. Chuck Hatfield (

Daily schedule July 25-30

  • 7 AM Breakfast at host site
  • 8 AM Morning Prayer
  • 8:30 AM Pack lunch and prepare to depart
  • 9 AM Depart on the day’s journey; walk between 4-6 hours plus lunch break.
    Depending on the day we will walk between 10 and 17 miles. Very rural day one, increasingly urban as the week progresses.
  • 5 PM Check in at host site
  • 5:30 PM Simple supper at host site
  • 7 PM Community Eucharist (outdoors if weather permits)
  • 9:15 PM Compline

Evening host sites and stops along the way

Monday, July 25 (PDF map of day's route)

  • Meet at St. Mary’s Church, 408 Third Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823 and walk to Water Street by the Delaware River, from which we’ll begin
  • St. James' Church, 214 Washington Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  • Evening host site: House of the Good Shepherd, 798 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Tuesday, July 26 (PDF map of day's route)

  • Evening host site: Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center, 29 Pleasant Grove Road, Califon, NJ 07865

Wednesday, July 27 (PDF map of day's route)

  • Church of the Messiah, 50 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930
  • Community of St. John Baptist, 82 West Main Street, Mendham, NJ 07945
  • Evening host site: St. Mark’s Church, 9 East Main Street, Mendham, NJ 07945

Thursday, July 28 (PDF map of day's route)

  • St. Peter’s Church, 121 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Church of the Redeemer, 36 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Grace Church, 4 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
  • St. Paul’s Church, 200 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928
  • Evening host site: Calvary Church, 31 Woodland Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

Friday, July 29 (PDF map of day's route)

  • Christ Church, 66 Highland Avenue, Short Hills, NJ 07078
  • St. Stephen’s Church, 119 Main Street, Millburn, NJ 07041
  • St. George’s Church, 550 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040
  • St. Andrew & Holy Communion, 160 West South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Holy Trinity Church, 315 Main Street, West Orange, NJ 07052
  • Evening host site: St. Luke’s Church, 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

Saturday, July 30 (PDF map of day's route)

  • Christ Church, 74 Park Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ 07028
  • House of Prayer, 407 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07104
  • Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral, 608 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
  • St. Paul’s in Bergen, 38 Duncan Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304
  • Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • End by the Hudson River at Pier A Park, 112 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ 07030