St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Roman Catholic parish with three historic and beautiful downtown NYC places of worship. St. Peter's Church is the first Catholic parish in New York State. Established in 1785. Rich history and growing community. Religious education program. Famous parishioners include first American Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Venerable Pierre Toussaint and Carmelite Mother Adelaide of Saint Teresa. Venerable Félix Varela y Morales served as a priest in the parish as well.
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Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Chambers St • 1 min walk
  • Park Place • 2 min walk
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
St Peter's Church on Barclay Street in Manhattan is just a short walk from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum located at the site of the World Trade Center. My wife and I visited New York as part of a larger cruise tour and really enjoyed visiting this wonderful church. Initially it has a more modern feel than many similar churches but it's atmospheric inner spirit was uplifting.
Written June 9, 2023
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Montauk123
New York City, NY361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
I go to Mass daily here (7:10AM Mass). It has been recently renovated and looks terrific. For an old church, it is well maintained (paint, lighting, etc.). Wonderful statues in front of church. Priests are terrific

This is very close to WTC. If in the area, stop in and say a prayer.
Written December 21, 2015
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411terence
Liverpool, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
I visited this lovely church whilst sightseeing - it was a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle on downtown Manhattan. It was nice to sit and reflect, I lit a candle and said some prayers -would visit again if I was in NYC
Written October 18, 2017
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Deacon James Brown
New York City, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
The visit was to view older churches in the area. This church was first established in 1785 and the Mother Seton Shrine was amazing.
Written July 31, 2015
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jen62802
South Yarmouth, MA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Visited with my family for Easter Sunday mass. Located close to the 9/11 tragedy site, the parish was very active in the rescue and recovery after the disaster.
Today it's a quiet place for worship and peace, some interesting stained glass windows.
Worth a visit if you are at the 9.11 Memorial and feel a need to connect.
Written April 17, 2017
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JesseSeattle_WA
Greater London, UK31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
We attended mass there for All Saints Day as we were going to the new World Trade Center. It is a lovely church. While there I read that it is the oldest Catholic Church in NYC - bnot the building itself but the congregation. I also learned that St Elizabeth Seton studied to become Catholic there and that the founding priest of Notre Dame University first stopped there on their way to Indiana.
Written January 19, 2017
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floribel1
Carlsbad, CA484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
by the beauty of the outside of this church on 5th Avenue. The towering spires seem to reach to the skies. Unfortunately the inside of the church was undergoing renovation, so there was scaffolding around the front of the church. On my list for the next time for sure!
Written April 18, 2015
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Beartrack
Liberty Lake, WA51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
The painting of the crucifixion, above the altar, was a gift from the archbishop of Mexico City in 1789. The building of New York's oldest Roman Catholic church is later, but the painting remains from the first building. I visited on Sunday morning and was warmly welcomed to this place, historic both for it's early years and for its role following 9-11.

Note for TripAdvisor: It would be helpful to correct the misspelling "Chruch" for Church.
Written March 22, 2015
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I made a brief visit to this historic church. It’s stunningly beautiful inside. There is a lot of history here buts is thriving congregation.

If you are near this church in NYC, take a moment for a visit and a prayer.
Written June 24, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,012 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Saint Peter’s Church is located near to the World Trade Centre. Nice to drop into when it’s open as it’s calming and quite.
Written February 6, 2022
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