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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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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
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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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We didn't go inside St. Thomas' Church, we stumbled across it leaving The Rockerfella Centre, however, to see this beautiful church with stunning architecture amongst all the sky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
hollyb14
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go inside St. Thomas' Church, we stumbled across it leaving The Rockerfella Centre, however, to see this beautiful church with stunning architecture amongst all the sky rise buildings was a delight to see. I can only imagine what it would look like at night, lit up

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you just go in to see the stained glass windows, sculptures, soaring and intricate carved wall behind the altar, and their shiny new organ, you will be awed by the interior atmosphere of this majestic structure, suffused with the prayers of thousands. In the front on the right on the stone wall is a small sculpture of Christ... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

enjoy the architecture of this church. Have only seen it from the outside, but enjoy walking up to it ..

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had a truly unbelievable experience - even though the façade of this gorgeous church is covered for cleaning we had a magnificent service - orchestra, fabulous organ, boys choir and men's choir in that simply beautiful church is something not to be missed. Their choir voices are splendid. The whole service was ethereal - truly a rival for Canterbury.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The choir of Men and Boys at Saint Thomas Episcopal Church on fifth avenue is totally stunning. You would imagine you were listening to one of the best cathedral choirs in the United Kingdom. Make Evensong or a regular Choral service a must do on your next trip to New York City.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The architecture and detailed splendour. Stunning church. Beautiful. A definite must. At night the church is lit up.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is well within walking distance of other sites to see, so it is worth the walk. Try and see it during the day and at night. It is incredible and pretty startling to see something so amazing in the midst of all the crazy new skyscraper buildings.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

St. Thomas, or the Fifth Avenue Episcopal Church as it is more often referred to, is located on Fifth Avenue at Fifty-third Street and is one of the sites on my Fifth Avenue Walking Tourt. This impressive Church was opened just before 1900 when the elite were moving uptown and their churches were moving with them. (In later times, churches... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

St. Paul's Chapel church is located close to New York stock exchange building. Old architecture building standing in the middle of sky skippers buildings.

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Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Portions of the facade were not visible as the church was being renovated. Lovely old church In the middle of steel and glass. Great graveyard.

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