St Thomas' Episcopal Church

307 Route 94 * Vernon, NJ 07462



Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Romans 15:7

Upcoming Events (see St. Thomas' Connection page for details)

+++Wednesdays in Lent: The full Vernon Clergy Association Lenten Schedule is on the Connection Page+++

​April 17 - Maundy Thursday - Proper Liturgy  7:30 pm.

April 18 - Good Friday

------------Noon: Vernon Clergy Assoc in Chapel

------------7:30 pm  Proper Liturgy in Church

April 20- FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION - Liturgy 8 & 10 am with Breakfast in between.

April 27 - EP & discussion 5pm - See Christian Education page​

April 29 - Hiker Hostel Work Group 7:30p

May 16 - Argyle Fish and Chips Dinner: Tickets selling now! Contact:

May 17 - Charlotte Lefean Memorial Service 2 pm @ St. Thomas'.  Virginia obit here.

May 18 - Executive Committee 12 noon

May 25 - 8 o'clock congregation celebrates in the Memorial Garden and returns to the chapel the                    following Sunday.

​Sept 6  - Final Affairs Fair: Click here for details

Sept 27 - St. Thomas' Live Auction - See Connection page

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Vernon Township


St. Thomas' is a mission church of the

Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

We are blessed with two congregations,

each with a distinct atmosphere.

8 AM - Holy Eucharist. This is a "traditional" congregation that frequently worships in the historic chapel; They are hard workers behind the scenes. They prefer no music, a quicker, more focused liturgy, convenient access to communion, and an attenuated social element.

10 AM - Holy Eucharist in the main church.  This is the "family service" with a complete liturgy, and more noise and motion. The music is an eclectic selection of traditional hymns, Anglican plainsong, and anthems that might include selections from Appalachian shape note and Emmy Lou Harris. Children are encouraged to make themselves at home in God's House.  There is a broad commitment to the missional objectives of the diocese. "We live in communion rather than take communion; we focus on mission rather than maintenance, grace rather than entitlement, and discipleship rather than membership." 

Coffee Hour follows each service.

Contact Us

The Rev Dr Howard W. Whitaker

Cell/Text: (423) 400-6304

Kathy Moore, Warden

Ginny Mohr, Warden

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