Five years after Sandy, St. Elisabeth’s, Ortley Beach rebuilt, to be rededicated July 23
Super storm Sandy did devastating damage to homes and businesses along the entire Jersey coastline, but especially in Ortley Beach -- the church of St. Elisabeth was swept away with little trace of the structure or its contents. The original chapel, the oldest church on the barrier island, was built in 1885, and now, after nearly five years, they have completed the arduous journey and are ready to worship in the beautiful
new building. During the last five years members found themselves worshiping first in East Dover Baptist Church and later their own church hall.
The newly constructed St. Elisabeth's Chapel by-the-Sea, Ortley Beach, NJ, will be dedicated on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. The Rt. Rev. William R. Stokes, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, will be the officiant.
Says church member and Senior Warden Denis Bellars "The new St. Elisabeth’s Chapel has captured the beauty and seashore characteristics of the original building. On July 23, the doors will open to all who wish to worship Almighty God in the spirit of joy and fellowship in close proximity to the ocean and beach. May our chapel always glorify Almighty God and serve his people with gratitude and love.”
For further details, please call Dennis Bellars, Senior Warden, at 732-793-2865. He may also be reached via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.