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an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Jersey

The Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino, Priest-in-charge

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Weekly Sunday Eucharist at 10 am

All ages are welcome and encouraged in worship.

Gluten free hosts are available.

Fellowship and refreshments follow the service in the Parish Hall next door.  All are welcome!


Our wonderful Choir sings each Sunday in the program year, except the 3rd Sunday of the month.

The choir takes a break through the summer months and will return on Rally Sunday, September 8, 2019. 

Joy! Service for families with young children

9:00 am!

is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from

9-9:20 am in the Church. 

The next service will be on November 17.

Come sing songs, hear a Bible story, and share Holy Communion in an informal kid-friendly service.  

Office Hours


Usual Office Hours - Sept-June 

Pastor Beth's Office Hours

Tue-Thur: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

On Fridays she works from home.


Parish Administrator's Office Hours

Tue-Thur: 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

On Mondays she works from home.

Winter Clothing Drive

It's time to clean out your closets, empty your sock drawers, and clear up your shoe racks! Please place your clean, gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, socks and boots in large plastic bags and bring to church.  We will also have plastic bags with notes to distribute to your neighbors and friends in the narthex. Add your name and the date you will pick them up, and drop them in your neighbors' mailboxes.  Bags may be left in the narthex in October and early November. We will drop off the clothing at Grace's Kitchen on Tuesday, Nov. 26.


Our friends at Grace's Kitchen come in all sizes, shapes, and ages and truly appreciate clothing that will keep them warm this winter.  Thank you all for your generosity.

YMCA-St. Bernard’s Academic Support Program

Seeks Additional Adult and High School Volunteers

An after-school academic support program hosted by St. Bernard’s Church, in partnership with Somerset Hills YMCA, seeks volunteers to sign up this summer before the program resumes with the fall start of the Somerset Hills school year.  The program, taught by high school students (get Community Service Hours), and adult volunteers, is free and offers homework help, academic support and computers with internet access to area students in grades K-8.


The program runs through the school year (October through June) and is held in a classroom in St. Bernard’s Parish House from 3 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

For more information, please contact Jessica Bruno at Somerset County YMCA, (908) 766-7898 ext. 544, Alison Davidson at St Bernard’s Church, (908) 766-0602 or click on this link. Volunteers Needed.


Knitting/Prayer Shawl Group

If you like to knit or would like to learn, our knitting group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.  All skill levels welcome!


Grace’s Kitchen

Every month (usually the last Saturday of each month) St. Bernard’s Church volunteers at Grace’s Kitchen in South Plainfield, to help serve food.  

Thanksgiving Turkey and Ham Collection

Leading up to Thanksgiving we will again be collecting turkeys and hams to be taken to the Somerset County Food Bank.  Consider donating your free turkey or ham from ShopRite.  More information to follow.


Feeding America Backpack Program

It’s back to school time so please support the Feeding America Back Pack Program. Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome!  Lists of items to buy and collection boxes are in the church Narthex. Thank you!

For more information on these and other outreach opportunities available go to our Outreach page on this website or contact our Parish Administrator at

908-766-0602, or Admin@StBernardsNJ.org.

To view our Events Calendar click on this link


Wed. November 6 , 6-8 pm


On the first Wednesday night of the month we gather in our wonderful Parish Hall to share a meal with parishioners and friends of all ages. Dinner is provided, just bring drinks, and yourself!  You are welcome to invite a neighbor or friend.


We hope this time together will strengthen our bonds as a Christian Community and refuel you for all the generosity and love you share with the world.


Breaking Bread, Wednesday, Nov 6,, 6-8 pm. Arrive when you can.


Upcoming date:  Dec. 4 with Advent Wreath Making

SAVE THE DATE! Benefit Concert

Acclaimed Soprano, Leisl Odenweller, with the Venice Music Project Ensemble at St. Bernard’s Church,

Sunday, November 24, 5 pm

Acclaimed Soprano, Liesl Odenweller, accompanied by the Venice Music Project Ensemble will perform in concert at St. Bernard’s Church on Sun. Nov. 24 at 5 pm. 


Liesl, appreciated in Europe as a versatile American artist, consistently delights audiences and critics in her unique and exciting interpretations of a wide variety of repertoire. The recipient of numerous awards and grants, she has sung operatic roles and concerts in some of the world’s most prestigious theaters. 


The Venice Music Project Ensemble (formerly known as Venetia Antiqua), since its inception in 2012, has distinguished itself as a leading international musical ensemble whose primary mission is to restore and share lost music from the magnificent Venetian Baroque period with the rest of the world. 


The program will run for about an hour and include works by

A. Vivaldi, B. Marcello, and J. Hasse, as well as others.

The instrumentalists perform on historic instruments or precise copies, in the exact style of Vivaldi’s time. 


Free will offering, the concert will benefit the

St. Bernard’s Church Community Fund.

All are welcome!


(Click here for directions)

88 Claremont Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Tel:  908.766.0602

The Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino, Priest-in-Charge, priest@stbernardsnj.org

Danielle Baker, Seminarian


Alison Davidson, Parish Administrator, 


David L. Dockery, Music Director




St. Bernard's Cemetery, 60 Washington Ave,

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Contact: John Smith, Tel: 908-635-6301

or email admin@stbernardsnj.org