1867 Sanctuary

101 Scotch Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628
United States

The majestic stone building “at the bend in the Scotch Road” in suburban Ewing, NJ 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 at Ewing, as it is now known, is still a beautiful gathering place, and 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 as an impressive mid-sized arts and cultural center, which hosts concerts, recitals, theater, entertainment, exhibits – and, of course, dedications, weddings, memorial services, and other ecumenical and interfaith activities.

By hosting concerts, events, and community uses, and through additional fund raising activities, we are working to ensure that the 1867 Sanctuary will proudly continue stand and serve as a central gathering place for another 150 years – at least!
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