St. Thomas Church
St. Thomas Church
4.5
Religious SitesChurches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Built in 1913, this impressive church contains statues of more than 40 saints and bishops.
Duration: < 1 hour
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 53rd St • 2 min walk
  • 57th St • 5 min walk
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  • m0ta17
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful church!
    Absolutely beautiful place, superb carvings and decorations. Worth a visit. You must pass a small security checkpoint (which is strange because the St Patrick's Cathedral nearby is not that hard to get in and a lot more people) but very nice.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 24, 2023
  • therichastill
    Stevenage, United Kingdom3,110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Buiding
    St Thomas's Church is on the corner of 53rd Street and 5th Avenue and is really close to the MoMA so it is quite easy to find. The Rockerfeller Center is not far away and there is also a subway station close by. It is a magnificent building from the outside with some beautiful architecture and stained glass windows to admire. Well worth pausing to have a look as you pass by.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written December 16, 2023
  • Johnson Antoine
    Los Angeles, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Somebody identify this information for me please is very important to me my heart really in it and every motion
    Well, I went down there to sign up. I don’t know if they make a mistake or it’s just me tripping because I’m so ready to sign myself up to the new family that I’m looking at and his church pretty much they have Christ in there and by having Christ in there I know it’s godly loving people that’s inside of it and I want to ask this question in the middle of it I wanted to sign up for the member the lady only selecttwo strike on the paper and told me to sign my name and information but the regard of where you say, Mary and all the other information she asked me do I want to get baptized in the middle of it and I don’t know what should I sign those middle part or she just telling me that I was in approve I’m not trying to be on a negative tip. I was just wonderinghow to become a member I’m so I’m looking forward I’ve been a brace and when I’m feeling somebody let me know that did the application. Did your application reply the same way?
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written February 6, 2024
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another Historic and Beautiful Church on Fifth Avenue Near Saint Patrick's Cathedral
    On Fifth Avenue, St Patrick's Cathedral gets all the attention and understandably given the sheer size of the church but down the street are other beautiful and historic churches. St Thomas is an Episcopalian Church. Rebuilt in 1915 after the previous church was destroyed by fire. The architecture is late Gothic Revival. I was able to admire the exterior only, but photos of the interior appear beautiful and worth a look inside.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
On Fifth Avenue, St Patrick's Cathedral gets all the attention and understandably given the sheer size of the church but down the street are other beautiful and historic churches. St Thomas is an Episcopalian Church. Rebuilt in 1915 after the previous church was destroyed by fire. The architecture is late Gothic Revival. I was able to admire the exterior only, but photos of the interior appear beautiful and worth a look inside.
Written April 2, 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,079 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
St. Thomas Church is a wonderful and peaceful place to visit on busy Fifth Avenue. The tranquility inside is amazing. Recommended.
Written March 16, 2024
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Johnson Antoine
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Well, I went down there to sign up. I don’t know if they make a mistake or it’s just me tripping because I’m so ready to sign myself up to the new family that I’m looking at and his church pretty much they have Christ in there and by having Christ in there I know it’s godly loving people that’s inside of it and I want to ask this question in the middle of it I wanted to sign up for the member the lady only selecttwo strike on the paper and told me to sign my name and information but the regard of where you say, Mary and all the other information she asked me do I want to get baptized in the middle of it and I don’t know what should I sign those middle part or she just telling me that I was in approve I’m not trying to be on a negative tip. I was just wonderinghow to become a member I’m so I’m looking forward I’ve been a brace and when I’m feeling somebody let me know that did the application. Did your application reply the same way?
Written February 6, 2024
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
St Thomas's Church is on the corner of 53rd Street and 5th Avenue and is really close to the MoMA so it is quite easy to find.

The Rockerfeller Center is not far away and there is also a subway station close by.

It is a magnificent building from the outside with some beautiful architecture and stained glass windows to admire.

Well worth pausing to have a look as you pass by.
Written December 16, 2023
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m0ta17
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Absolutely beautiful place, superb carvings and decorations. Worth a visit. You must pass a small security checkpoint (which is strange because the St Patrick's Cathedral nearby is not that hard to get in and a lot more people) but very nice.
Written September 24, 2023
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AndyGrewal
Berlin, Germany5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Its artistically gilded altars, with inlay of precious stones, and ornate interiors, making it among the most spectacular churches. Another unique thing about this church is that it has its own museum displaying paintings sculptures and artefacts.
Written July 26, 2023
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ELKW
United States11,824 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
it's a beautiful church, but it's quite dim inside, so difficult to take picture with both people and the scene. it's near the St. Patrick Cathedral, so stop by to take a look if you are visiting the St. Patrick Cathedral, but of course the St. Patrick Cathedral is much bigger
Written July 7, 2023
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Explorer26783
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
the altar is one of the most beautiful ones in the world each figure has its own history and together makes an eyecatching scene. altogether the atmosphere is steeped in antiquity and one cant help but feeling the procession of the ages as one sits drinking in the feeling of ages past
Written February 14, 2023
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ek1974
Hartland, WI232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
It is a great place to rest and feel the quietness from busy 5th st. I visited the St. Thomas Church after MOMA. It was just 3 min's walk.
Written September 29, 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,079 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
St.Thomas probably does play second fiddle to St Patricks which is just down the street. Never the less, this is also magnificent and worth a visit.
Written March 14, 2022
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