New Jersey June 22, 2015
These 15 Churches In New Jersey Will Leave You Absolutely Speechless
New Jersey has hundreds of stunning churches with rich histories and amazing architecture. The following few are just a small sample of what our state has to offer but they are truly breathtaking.
1. St. Bridget's, Jersey City
This Italian Gothic church has a red brick exterior and magnificent interior.
2. Church of the Presidents, Long Branch
This historical church is currently under renovation but will be reopened soon. All 7 presidents who vacationed in New Jersey have worshiped here.
3. Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Jersey City
Consecrated in 1908 by Austro-Hungarian and Russian immigrants, this church features some incredible artwork.
4. First Reformed Church, Hackensack
Though this may look like many other churches, it is one of the oldest in the state.
5. Saint Catherine's, Spring Lake
This fine example of architectural brilliance was built as a memorial to the founder's daughter Catherine, who had died of tuberculosis.
6. First Reformed Church, Somerville
This centuries old Dutch church sits in the middle of a very modern town.
7. Princeton University Chapel, Princeton
Martin Luther King, Jr. once delivered a sermon at this Gothic style interfaith chapel.
8. Tabernacle Of Faith Church, Camden
This striking stone church is one of many beautiful buildings in the dilapidated city.
9. St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Jersey City
This exquisite Victorian-Gothic church was built in the 1890's and features luminous Munich School stained glass windows.
10. Flemington Presbyterian Church, Flemington
This quintessential suburban church is perfectly picturesque.
11. Second Reformed Church, Hackensack
Many of the stained glass windows in this church were designed by Tiffany & Co. Additionally, it features one of the largest pipe organs in the state.
12. First Baptist Church, Paterson
This Paterson church looks more like a castle with its massive tower.
13. St. James Church, Red Bank
This church sits on the grounds of Red Bank Catholic High School. It is well known for its beautiful frescoes.
14. Our Lady Star of the Sea, Cape May
This spectacular church is a sight to behold.
15. St. John's Episcopal Church, Somerville
This 19th century church was built by Horace Trumbauer who also helped to design the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Even if you aren’t a person of faith, it can not be denied that these beautiful churches are awe inspiring. The exteriors and interiors were designed with exquisite detail and the pride in craftsmanship is apparent. Which church do you find the most striking? What would you add to this list?