St. Luke’s Village is a quiet community of one-bedroom apartments located at 197 Main Street in Gladstone, NJ directly across from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
It is a caring and affordable village for those in later life where they have the dignity of their own dwelling as well as the company of their fellow residents. The apartments are 600 square feet in size with laundry and kitchen facilities in each.
A small courtyard separates the four front apartments from the four rear apartments. In addition there is a common house, the first floor of which is used as a gathering and meeting place. The second floor has a ninth apartment. The village also has its own private, off street, parking area.
History and Description
St. Luke’s Village history begins with the generosity of two special ladies. In 1979, Miss Hazel Sutter, a former Sunday school student at St. Luke’s Church, passed away leaving her house in Far Hills to the church. In her will she recalled fond memories of her days at St. Luke’s Church. In 1983, Miss Ethel Stantial, a loyal and devoted parishioner of St. Luke’s Church and a lifetime resident of Gladstone, passed away and willed her home and property to St. Luke’s Church.
It was decided to sell the Sutter home and invest the proceeds in the Stantial home and property. The dream was to build a warm, caring and affordable village for those in later life. Because of the generosity of these two wonderful ladies, the dream became a reality and St. Luke’s Village was created.
St. Luke’s Village is now independent of St. Luke’s Church and has become a unique concept of living in the quaint town of Gladstone. The goal was to create an atmosphere where a group of individuals will have the dignity of their own dwelling as well as the company of their fellow residents.