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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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+1 212-757-7013
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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A beautiful church inside and out in the heart of New York City.

An outstanding church in Midtown NYC on 5th Avenue completed in 1914. The high altar and great reredos is an impressive piece of architecture and the organ facing the altar, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An outstanding church in Midtown NYC on 5th Avenue completed in 1914. The high altar and great reredos is an impressive piece of architecture and the organ facing the altar, and the circular stained glass window above and behind it is beautiful. The stained glass windows in St. Thomas are again something to be admired. Designed by the great English... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We had gone in the church to see the interior and found that they had a Holy Eucharist service on Christmas Eve at 12:10 PM. Since we are both Episcopalian we decided to attend the service rather than the one at midnight due to the lateness and the possibility of large crowds. It was an excellent service and we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We popped in here just for a quick look. It was beautiful and so peaceful, compared to St Patrick's it felt more real and much less touristy. Loved it here, one of the unexpected highlights of our trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Spent an hour at the Carols Service and it was lovely listening and singing with the boys choir. A beautiful building. Well worth popping in just to see the inside of the gorgeous church.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

I always try to stop at a place of worship when I travel. St Thomas Church just called my name as I walked by. I stopped in to check it out and it's beautiful. If you like churches and stained glass, take a peek at this beautiful place!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

A large parish church opened in 1913. Designed by Ralph Adams Cram and Bertram Goodhue. Built using limestone and sandstone and modern methods in the French High Gothic Revival style. The stained glass is designed by the great English designer James Hogan and made by James Powell and Sons of London but has been over restored in my opinion. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

​Beautiful and huge Gothic-style church. For visitors to the city, this is a good place to stop by for pictures and to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of 5th Avenue.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

the renovation was finished and the job was done in a magnificent way . beautiful chapel - a must when you are in new York

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Church with good architecture and nice peaceful place for prayers . Must to visit situated in central location of New York.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you attend one of the church's choral events, you will be in for a real treat! The Choir of Men and Boys is one of the best in the US.

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