The grand opening of Calico Threads was featured on The Sentinel, a prominent New Jersey newspaper and news site.

New thrift store will serve storm victims, others in need.

A new thrift store will double as a ministry for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River.

The Leonardine Avenue church will begin operating the Calico Threads thrift shop from the storefront at 54 Ferry St. on Sunday.

Church members Sandy Rahn and JoAnn Devlin have organized efforts for the store, which will distribute goods donated for superstorm Sandy victims. Those items, mainly clothing and accessories, are currently stored in a warehouse. Whether the store will carry larger items, such as donated furniture, remains to be determined.
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Congratulations to everyone involved!

If you have children between the ages of 7th-12th grades, they are welcome and invited to join EYC at Holy Trinity.

If your child is in this age range, please feel free to just bring them to a meeting or speak to Alicia Picone in church.

The First EYC meeting will be on September 8, from 4-6 pm in the youth room.

Parents are asked to attend a brief parent meeting following (6-6:30).

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email

Calico Threads is a thrift shop and distribution center located in downtown South River, NJ.

Created by members of  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of South River, the proceeds from all sales will go to aid the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

The grand opening of Calico Threads was recently featured on

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South River church’s legacy of outreach continues with new thrift store to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy

Giving unto others is not a foreign concept at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in South River. In fact, the importance of that mission will be further underlined on Sunday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. when the church opens its thrift store, “Calico Threads” at 54 Ferry St. in the borough.

After Superstorm Sandy ravaged the community and those in surrounding areas, the church received large donations of clothing from people hoping to help ease the devastation. The Calico Threads store and distribution center will aid those still impacted by the storm.


To make donations or volunteer at Calico Threads, please contact Sandy Rahn at 908-510-6789 or email or JoAnn Devlin at 908-227-5031 or email

CatRightHoly Trinity Episcopal Church is proud to announce the grand opening of the Calico Threads Thrift Store.

Our grand opening will be on September 1st from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

We are located at 54 Ferry Street, South River NJ  08882

Hours of operation will be Tuesdays from 6 – 8 PM and Saturdays from 9 am till Noon.

Calico Thread will have clothing, from infants to adults, coats, shoes, blankets and more!!

Please join us for our grand opening celebration!

JohnNegrottoHoly Trinity Welcomes New Interim Rector The Rev. John J. Negrotto.

Here is an excerpt from his bio:

“I was born and baptized a Christian in the RC Diocese of Paterson. Educated in Paterson/Wayne Catholic schools, I felt Called to the Ministry of the priesthood primarily through the influence and the relationships of the good Sisters who inspired me to a closer relationship with God and with all God’s people …”

To read more, click here -> Rev. John J. Negrotto Bio

Due to the recent passing of Reverend Joanna Graham, Holy Trinity Sunday services will be presided over as follows:

Sunday, August 4 – Holy Eucharist Rite II  – 9 am – the Rev. Cathy Bickerton
Sunday, August 11 – Holy Eucharist Rite II  – 9 am – The Rev. Gregory Bezilla

Beginning Sunday, August 18, we will be joined by our new interim Rector, Rev. John Negrotto.

We will continue with one service at 9 am throughout the remainder of the summer.

Services at 8 and 10 am will resume on September 8th.

NOTE:  This is a correction as we had previously stated that 8/10 services would begin on the 15th.