Episcopal Church of the Advent / St. John's Chapel

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Episcopal Church of the Advent / St. John's Chapel
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Episcopal Church of the Advent / St. John's Chapel is located in Cape May County, New Jersey
Episcopal Church of the Advent / St. John's Chapel
Location Franklin and Washington Streets
Cape May, New Jersey
Coordinates 38°56′05″N 74°55′12″W / 38.934792°N 74.919955°W / 38.934792; -74.919955Coordinates: 38°56′05″N 74°55′12″W / 38.934792°N 74.919955°W / 38.934792; -74.919955
Built 1865, consecrated: July 1871
Architect Henry Sims; builder: Richard Souder
Part of Cape May Historic District (#70000383)
September 1977

The Episcopal Church of the Advent / St. John's Chapel is an historic Carpenter Gothic style Episcopal church building located at Franklin and Washington streets in Cape May, Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Its board and batten siding, steep roofs, lancet windows and rose window are distinguishing features of Carpenter Gothic style architecture, although it lacks the usual belfry tower front entrance. Designed by architect Henry Sims, it was built by Richard Soder beginning in 1865 for St. John's Chapel, a summer chapel, which had been organized two years earlier. It was not consecrated, however, until 1871.[1]

In 1950 St. John's merged with the Episcopal Church of the Advent, which had been formed in 1899 to serve the needs of local Episcopalians during the other three seasons of the year. The new congregation took the name Episcopal Church of the Advent / St. John's Chapel.[2] It is still an active parish in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Its rector is the Rev. Dr. John P. Mitchell and its deacon is the Rev. Daniel Hall.[3]

The Episcopal Church of the Advent / St. John's Chapel is a contributing property in the Cape May Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

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