Our Rector

The Reverend Philip Carr-Jones

The Rev. Philip Carr-JonesRector’s Profile: BA, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 1980. M.Div. Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984. D. Min. program (in process) Drew University, Madison, NJ.

Ordained Priest, March 30, 1985, Episcopal Diocese of NJ. Curate, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Perth Amboy, NJ, 1984-1987. Rector, Holy Spirit, Lebanon, NJ 1987-present.

Chaired various Diocesan ministries including but not limited to: Liturgy and Music, Vision Making(current), Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, Insurance, Architecture. Faculty, Episcopal Preaching Foundation, 2005-2008. Member of AP Council- Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission (associatedparishes.org).

Addressing the epidemic of Autism in NJ, was Executive Director from 2006-2010 of The Uncommon Thread, Stirling, NJ, creating and developing an early intervention center for autistic children. Weekly priest visitor, 2006-present, Community of St. John Baptist, Mendham, NJ.

Philip was born and raised in Metuchen NJ, married (1982) Janmarie Carr of Florham Park, NJ. Janmarie is a high school teacher. They enjoy their three children - all recent college graduates: Casey (Hoboken), Austin (Rome) & Victoria (Whitehouse).

Please click here for Philip Carr-Jones curriculum vitae.


Published Articles

  > Reflections on worship and space and the reasons for changing our seating by church season (pdf)
published in Open, the Journal of Associated Parishes for Liturgy & Mission, Summer 2009

> Reflections on worship and use of paper leaflets/books versus new technology (pdf)

published in Open, the Journal of Associated Parishes for Liturgy & Mission, Vol. 49 No. 1, Fall 2003

  Favorite pastime: Blues harp
     > Two YouTube videos: Guitar - Ed Jankewicz, Blues harp - Philip Carr-Jones
Sugar Mountain Trouble In Mind

Recent Sermons

> November 11, 2016
> October 16, 2016
> October 2, 2016

Get over yourself – the purpose of life is to serve others in the name of Christ. - Philip Carr-Jones
Life is mystery - the great sacrament revealed in the Life of Christ. - Philip Carr-Jones