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St. Thomas Church

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Address: 1 West 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 12127577013
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Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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Quiet Refuge from the Hustle and Bustle

St Thomas is one of my favorite churches as it is always quiet, welcomes all comers, and allows time to meditate. The altar (pictured) is a wonderful work that lends itself to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cyrus C
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Istanbul, Turkey
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you wouldn't expect to find a church in the middle of manhattans shopping district but here it is . its very large , quite dark , but the stained glass windows are beautiful .

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Istanbul, Turkey
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St Thomas is one of my favorite churches as it is always quiet, welcomes all comers, and allows time to meditate. The altar (pictured) is a wonderful work that lends itself to dissection while one sits in the pews. We were lucky enough this time to visit while the organist was practicing for an evening concert - the acoustics were... More 

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a short visit some time ago for an afternoon organ concert which I enjoyed very much. It is a very beautiful building, wonderful stained glass windows, wonderful architectural elements and carvings especially the reredos in the sanctuary.

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Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some renovation going on but a great church in Midtown that I love to stop in for a moment of prayer/ reflection when I'm in the area. Great architecture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous experience. Whilst in New York on a Sunday I decided to attend this Church and its Epiphany Service and it was such a privilege to do so. The Church architecture (externally under renovation) both inside and out is simply beautiful. The Church service itself was very humbling and inspiring. The singing from the men and boys choir... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular interior at this Episcopal Church. Beautiful stonework & stained glass and incredible music

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a religious person, as I believe I don't need a "middle man" to God. Thus I consider myself a spiritual person and working in this crazy, fast paced, stressful city can get to someone, thus the stop in. Over the years I have stopped in this church while walking down the street, to calm my spirit and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to St. Patricks which is more magnificent in scale, but St. Thomas has beautiful details and is well worth seeing. Another sanctuary of peace in Manhattan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely service. We were visiting from UK and looking for somewhere with a traditional service with lots of Christmas carols and we were not disappointed. My husband is an ex head choir boy so looks for top notch singing. My advise don't wait for a high service, go to a service and listen to this choir - the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church has nothing to envy to all those I've seen in Europe. It's small but truly wonderful, and it's a small rest for your ears... (you'll understand why when you go inside!) Be careful not to miss it, since it's been restaured and there are scaffolding in front.

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