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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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My Favorite Church

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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111 reviews 111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I have been attending church at St. Thomas on my annual trips to New York for 30 years, so I know this church. In contrast to St. Patrick's Cathedral (which is right down the street), those who care for St. Thomas have been very careful that their church not turn into a tourist trap. Visitors are welcome, but they maintain... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I saw this church while walking down the street and had to check it out. It is beautiful and amazing. I could describe it but it would never do it justice. if you are in NYC, you will want to check this out.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We saw this as we were walking down towards the Cathedral (see review) and had to have a look inside if the outside was anything to go by - which as one can see is an architectural gem. The inside is as wonderful - no pictures as there were worshippers and did not want to disrespect at that time -... More 

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