Resources for Newcomers


We welcome newcomers to the Episcopal faith at all 150 congregations throughout the Diocese of New Jersey. Please click here to find a church near you.

Many congregations offer classes and workshops for newcomers; times and offerings may vary. Please contact individual parishes for specific offerings.

Our Lifelong Christian Formation page offers many useful resources.

The Baptismal Covenant is the heart of the Episcopal Church’s tradition; click here for more on the Baptismal Covenant, as part of “What We Believe” on the Episcopal Church’s website.

For background on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion (the international body of which it is a part), click here.

Here is a video of the former Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, on the values of being an Episcopalian: