St. Thomas More Church, Morristown, NJ


This relatively simple church on the outskirts of Morristown, New Jersey was designed by New Jersey-based firm Genovese and Maddelene in 1967. The land came from the Sisters of Charity, based nearby at the sprawling Academy of St. Elizabeth’s.

According to the church’s website, some of the design was influenced by Vatican II, the reforms presented as part of the Second Vatican Council. One that figures closely in this church is the circular space which allows the congregation to surround the Lord’s table instead of the traditional layout with the clergy at the front of the church.

While relatively unknown, we have featured several buildings by Genovese and Maddelene before. They were known almost exclusively for Catholic churches. Two of the three buildings by the firm that we’ve featured are currently threatened with demolition. You can read more about them here and here.

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