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St. Thomas Church

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Built in 1913, this impressive church contains statues of more than 40 saints and bishops.
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1 W 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019-5401
+1 212-757-7013
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Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Most people headed to 5th Avenue for sightseeing head straight to St Patrick's at 51st for their sacred space fix. And it is a incredible place...BUT what you should definitely do is be sure to head 2 blocks north and stop in at St Thomas'...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

St. Thomas is sometimes overlooked by those going out of their way to see Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Only three block north on Fifth Avenue, it is worth the walk to see the magnificent altar and stained glass. Sit a few minutes, or if you have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

The choir was awesome, the service easy to follow, the carillon spectacular, the church us very attractive. People were welcoming. Big downside ... noready access fir someone like with limited disability. They helped once I was in but no one to welcome at the bottom...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2018

We were enjoying a holiday stroll up Fifth Avenue and noticed this Church we had never visited before. We decided to step in as the crowds at the Cathedral down the street were overwhelming. We were delightfully surprised. What an amazing piece of architecture. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

We came to hear La Nativité Du Seigneur played by Daniel Hyde on the new Miller Scott organ. The most stunning Olivier Messiaen piece I have heard to date and the new pipe organ many years in the works exceeded our expectations. It’s difficult to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We attended a service here during the run up to Christmas. Really welcoming community and wonderful to have the opportunity to have some reflective time during our visit. The choir is fantastic! Beautiful sound. Impressive architecture and setting too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DArcher_68
Reviewed 3 November 2018

this is one of the most beautiful churches I have seen. structurally it is magnificent. Inside is equally as beautiful. this is a picture perfect building. make sure you go see the church and look at the interior that is breathtaking

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debbie1961255068
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I had never noticed this Fifth Avenue Episcopal church before and decided to enter on a recent visit to NYC. That afternoon, the Gothic Revival structure's front steps served as seating for about 12 people taking a rest on the hot, humid day. As I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

St Thomas is a vibrant and active church on Upper East Side on Fifth Avenue. It is a beautiful building and through its staff a very welcoming church. There are regular worship services which are worth taking part in. The music is of the very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob B
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

As you enter the nave from 5th Ave. walk over to the left to see a bas relief, WWI memorial over the door. The idea of warrior angels is an old one, but figured in a WWI setting is very effective. Oh ya, the rest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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20 January 2017|
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Response from badbaruch57 | Reviewed this property |
I assume yes but have no idea really. I m away from New York but can stop by there next week when I return and check for you. Did you call them up ?