The majestic stone building “at the bend in the Scotch Road” in suburban Ewing, New Jersey has stood for 150 years as a central landmark in the township, a sanctuary for congregants and citizens, and a gathering place for sacred and secular activities.
The 1867 Sanctuary, as it is now known, is currently being maintained and cared for by Preservation New Jersey (PNJ), the state’s only member-supported, statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit historic preservation advocacy, education and assistance organization. PNJ assumed total responsibility for the restoration, rehabilitation and re-use of the landmark structure in May of 2012 through a 50-year lease, and has made the Sanctuary a model of the adaptive use of historic structures.
No longer strictly a “church,” the stunning, 200-seat, wheelchair-accessible gathering place now serves the central New Jersey and Bucks County PA region, hosting concerts, recitals, theater, entertainment, exhibits – and, of course, dedications, weddings, memorial services, and other ecumenical and interfaith activities.
Located at 101 Scotch Road in Ewing Township, Mercer County, New Jersey, it is easily reached from I-295 (Exit 73), NJ Routes 29 and 31, and US Routes 1 and 206.