Saint Andrew’s Episcopal

St. Andrew's of New Providence

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Providence [website] was started by New Providencians from Calvary Church in Summit. In November 1959, they bought a plot of land with an old house; by Christmas 1960, a sanctuary had been built off the porch of the old house.

(This kind of explains why it’s set back so far from the road; I had to trespass a bit to get these photos.)

Side view.

A fair amount of its funding comes from its school, which began as a child care program sometime in the 1960s and has remained a well-respected “Harvard of nursery schools.”

 

Reference:

Hodgkins, M. (2010). “History of St. Andrew’s.” St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. http://www.standrewschurch.org/history.shtml

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One Comment to “Saint Andrew’s Episcopal”

  1. Homely is an appropriate descriptor. It’s more backyard barbeque than church, and given the over-sized white Celtic Cross on that pasted-on fieldstone cladding of the slightly projecting chancel, I’m sure they’re proud of that.

    Oh, and…
    Marge Simpson: [watching Lisa practice fencing to get into Harvard] “Sweetie, you could still go to McGill, the Harvard of Canada.”
    Lisa Simpson: “Anything that’s the ‘something’ of the ‘something’ isn’t really the ‘anything’ of ‘anything’.”
    Sorry Episcopalians: Match, set, Lisa Simpson.

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