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St. Thomas Church

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Address: 1 West 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
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Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Built in 1913, this impressive church contains statues of more than 40...
Built in 1913, this impressive church contains statues of more than 40 saints and bishops.
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An Oasis of Peace, Serenity, and Beauty

St. Thomas offers visitors a sanctuary of peace, serenity and beauty away from the noise, congestion, and pollution in downtown Manhattan. As I entered this majestic church, I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

St. Thomas offers visitors a sanctuary of peace, serenity and beauty away from the noise, congestion, and pollution in downtown Manhattan. As I entered this majestic church, I was impressed both by its magnificence as well as its tranquility. Although one of the most beautiful churches that I have visited in Europe or North America, St. Thomas is not a... More 

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I attended Choral Eucharist with friends and the whole experience was breath taking. The building itself is magnificent - cathedral like almost! The music was heavenly! The rector spoke with clarity and from the heart. We were invited to the Church House for coffee after the service and were VERY warmly welcomed. So glad we went.

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Brasil
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This is my favorite NYC church. In all my visits to NYC, this is a place I never miss. It envolves you with peace and meditation. This last time, the organ was playing Bach so that I did not want to leave this sacred place and re-enter reality.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I've been visiting St. Thomas off and on for some 50 years, and I've never been disappointed. The worship, the choir, and the friendly staff make for a spiritual and aesthetic escape from the bustling noise and crowds on Fifth Avenue.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Have never been inside but regularly walk past it and am always inspired by its grandeur and beauty. Quite a landmark in amongst the high rise businesses and expensive shopping.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Much less touristy than St. Patrick's but still awe inspiring. Great to get a feel for the greatness of the architecture and of course the greatness of God.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Staying at a hotel nearby and attended the 9AM Sunday service where the boys choir sings. The coolest part was the greeter told us to go all the way to the front and sit up beside the altar (right behind the row the choir sits in). We never would have known to do that and it was really a cool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had the fortune of attending Christmas Eve and it was a great service aimed at the Kids. The priest did a wonderful job engaging the kids in the Christmas message. Beautiful and massive church well worth attending a service here.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Attended for worship whilst on holiday. A beautiful place to worship. The clergy and locals are welcoming but keep their distance which seems right.The service was lovely and the music was glorious. A few English accents which made us feel at home.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Spectacular building, rivals any in Europe for grandeur. Offers high church, traditional service. Not to be missed if you are sightseeing near Rockefeller Plaza area. Doors are almost always open during the daytime. A calm place to rest as well on a hot or cold day. St. Pat's gets the crowds, but this is the one to see !

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