In the Beauty of Holiness
The community of faith, hope, and love that is Saint Thomas began in 1723 when 30 families of the Quakertown area first met in a log building just across the street from our present site. In those years the congregation was served by visiting Anglican clergy and in 1769, just seven years before the American Revolution, the stone building that is now Saint Thomas Episcopal Church was raised. As was customary in the colonial era and thereafter, a burial yard grew up around the house of prayer.
Today Saint Thomas is one of the most beautiful houses of worship in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Set in a countryside often praised for its peaceful vistas and naturally restorative powers, this parish church still seeks to worship God in the beauty of holiness.
Over the centuries, the light of the Gospel in this place has both waxed and waned. Closed in the early 1900s, then reopened in mid-century, the churchyard was tended in the sparse years by the ever-faithful Saint Thomas Burial Society.
In the late 20th century, under the renewed efforts of its clergy and people, Saint Thomas came to be recognized as a parish in full standing in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Our full participation in the life of the diocese is enhanced by our membership in the Watchung Convocation, a regional group of Episcopal churches centered in Bernardsville and Somerville.
Today Saint Thomas Parish Church is indeed flourishing as it marks the milestone of its 282nd year. We are a congregation of about 100 families, worshipping each week in the Anglican prayer book tradition, enjoying a vibrant music ministry, developing in the areas of Children's ministries, Outreach ministries, Pastoral and Educational opportunities, and more.
In the Name of Our Lord, we welcome you to our Web Site and hope that you will enjoy learning more about us in these pages!Welcome