Manhattan Places of Worship & Religious Sites
In 1808, the Abyssinian Baptist Church became the first African-American church in New York. The church's first pastor was Reverend Vanvelser. Youth services are performed for toddlers and teenagers. Worship services take place on Sundays and are 1 1/2 to 2 hours in length.
The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is located in Manhattan's Upper East Side and was founded in 1851. The Church hosts mass throughout the day and is also home to the Saint Ignatius Loyola School. The Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Concert series also takes place in the Church.
Christian worship, music and theater. Free. Giftshop, bookstore, food.
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, consecrated in 1799, offers Sunday morning worship, music and fellowship. The church also offers special musical performances and social outreach programs.
St. Paul's Chapel is a colonial church, its construction completed in 1766. On Inauguration Day in 1789, George Washington worshipped at St. Paul's. The Chapel is part of the Parish of Trinity Church.
Featuring the world's largest carillon tower which houses the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Carillon. Interdenominational church. Gothic design.
Trinity Church is an Episcopal parish that was founded in 1697. A Welcome Center and Trinity Museum are open daily. Tours of the church are offered daily at 2pm.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York. This cathedral is an example of Gothic ecclesiastical architecture in decoration and geometry. It has a style that was known in Europe from 1275 to 1400.