130 Prince Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Office: (609) 298-2348

Pastoral Emergencies: (732) 859-5823

The Rev. J. Matthew Tucker, Rector

Fr. Matt, who was called to Christ Church in 2008, is a lifelong Episcopalian and member of the Diocese of New Jersey. While completing a B.A. in History at Elon University, he felt a call to the priesthood, but rigorously avoided that call for some ten years.  After working in software and healthcare for most of a decade, Fr. Matt entered the Virginia Theological Seminary in 2005. Fr. Matt served as Priest-in-Charge from 2008 until 2011, when he was made Rector.


STAFF

Mr. Stephen C. Bearse - Organist and Choirmaster
Mrs. Donna Kirk - Parish Administrator
Mr. Charles Reeder - Sexton

Almighty God, the giver of all good gifts, who of thy divine providence hast appointed divers Orders in thy Church; Give thy grace, we humbly beseech thee, to all those who are to be called to any office and administration in the same; and so replenish them with the truth of thy doctrine, and endue them with innocency of life, that they may faithfully serve before thee, to the glory of thy great Name, and the benefit of thy holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Rev. Canon Dr. Alan K. Salmon, Honorary Associate

The Rev. Dr. Alan K. Salmon was ordained in 1964 by Bishop Banyard and has spent his entire ministry in the Diocese of New Jersey. Born in Moorestown, NJ and raised in Trinity Church, he graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. (BA, MA); from the General Theological Seminary, NYC (M. Div.); and from Drew University, Madison, NJ (D.Min). He was curate at Trinity Church, Cranford, NJ, Vicar of St. Peter’s, Woodbury Heights (later merged to become Holy Trinity, Wenonah), and retired in 2003 after 33 years as Rector of Christ Church, Riverton, NJ.

VESTRY

Ms. Kate Williamson -  Warden
Ms. Mary Ellen Carty -  Warden

Mrs. Vasu Subrumani
Ms. Donna Hudak
Col. Philip Cooke
Ms. McKenzie Sutter
Mrs. Anne Lyon
Mr. Edwin Ackerman
Ms. Susan Preston
Mrs. Loris Johnson
Mrs. Colleen Suozzo

Fr. Matt serves Bordentown as an active firefighter and as Chaplain of the City, and sits on the Bordentown City Environmental Commission; he serves Burlington County as the Chaplain of the Burlington County Firefighters Association; he serves the diocese on the Congregational Development Committee, the Committee on Deceased Members, and the Disciplinary Board. Father is a member of the Society of Mary and the Guild of All Souls.

With his wife Doan, he enjoys art and music, good food and good friends, and all things liturgical.

Clergy and Leadership

The Venerable Griffin P. Buttersnaps Tucker, Honorary Archdeacon of all Bordentown
Griffin was living in the old shed behind the Christ Church Rectory. Malnourished, lost, and very much unloved, the Rector and Mrs. Tucker began to feed him and give him shelter, and alas, here he is, living in the Rectory of Christ Church. Griffin serves as Archdeacon of Bordentown, as a spokescat for Bordentown City Cats, and was briefly a candidate for Bishop of New Jersey (he withdrew, citing the bishopric as a demotion from Archdeacon of Bordentown). Griffin's hobbies include posing for calendar shoots, guarding the Rectory against all manner of squirrel attack, and praying novenas to Our Lady.