Highlights of the Year (2016-2017)



October 2016:

Fall Retreat at Holy Cross Monastery

Ten students escaped the grind of the semester for a weekend of quietude and prayer at Holy Cross Monastery, an Anglican Benedictine Community in West Park, NY.




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December 2016:

Ordination of our Chaplain

The Rt Rev’d William Stokes, XII Bishop of New Jersey, welcomed students and visitors from across the country for the priesting of our chaplain, Fr Joseph, at Princeton University Chapel.



February 2017:

Fat Tuesday Food Truck

ECP partnered with Princeton Presbyterians and the Princeton Wesley Fellowship (Methodists) for a collaborative venture bringing a food truck to campus and serving pancakes to over 400 students as a way of inviting them into a holy Lent and blessed Easter.






March 2017:

'Context' Ecumenical Dinner Fellowship

Dr Elaine Pagels––internationally renowned Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University and 2015 National Humanities Medal recipient––joined ECP and friends for a discussion of the Book of Revelation.



April 2017:

Confirmation & Reception

Nine students from Princeton University, Westminster Choir College, and Princeton Theological Seminary were confirmed and/or received into The Episcopal Church by The Rt Rev’d William Stokes at a joint service with Trinity Church Princeton.



May 2017:

Corgis & Crumpets Dean’s Date Celebration

Following our final Tuesday evening Holy Eucharist of the year, ECP served up English crumpets while partnering with The Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of the Garden State (http://www.pwcorgiclubgs.org/) to bring corgis and their companions to campus for some much needed stress relief. Hundreds of students attended for a spot of tea and a selfie with a cardboard cutout of Her Majesty The Queen.

Procter House Renovations
(June 2016 - November 2017)

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The initial round of remediation and renovation of Procter House is finally complete, with the house back in use for community events as of September 2017 and our new priest associate (The Rev’d Dr Kara Slade) moving in this December.

We have accomplished much. Updates, repairs, and improvements include: remediation of lead paint, asbestos, mold, and radon; new and more energy-efficient windows; new kitchen cabinets and countertops; updated bathrooms; and a fresh coat of paint throughout the interior.

And we have yet more to do. The exterior of the house is in sore need of restoration and we are developing plans for continual investment in and improvement of this vital property. Your gifts make this work possible; please continue to give generously.