Welcome to the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in the City of New York. Saint Mary’s was founded in 1868 to be the Episcopal parish church of the neighborhood known since 1904 as Times Square. Its first parish church stood where the Booth Theater now stands on West Forty-fifth Street. We moved to our second and present church home on December 8, 1895, but since December 8, 1870, Saint Mary’s doors have been open daily for worship, prayer and refuge for all.Make Church of Saint Mary the Virgin part of your personalized New York City itinerary using our New York City route planner.
Worship is central to our common life. Because of our location and the particular richness of our traditions, Saint Mary’s is a local parish community and a community of people around the world who believe in the importance of this witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ in the heart of New York City.
Saint Mary’s is not supported by endowments, but by the giving of those who worship here. In addition to supporting our outreach programs and those of the Diocese of New York, your gifts help us to keep our doors open so that we can continue to be a gathering place for outreach and mission, as well as a house of prayer for all people.
Church of Saint Mary the Virgin Reviews
Reverent Christian worship place in a stunning setting. This beautiful church modeled on Paris' Saint-Chapelle was built in the late 1800s. Breathtaking Johnnes Kirchmayer wood carvings, Valentine..... more »
The church is very beautiful, and located right at the heart of Lower Manhattan, near Times Square. I loved how it was peaceful and quiet! more »
I went to St. Mary's for Good Friday service. The service began promptly at 12:30pm. The readings for the day and a sermon with choir were included. The veneration of the cross ceremony was the main event followed by communion. The servi e concluded and the congregation left at about 2pm. I enjoyed the service which was a nice change from "Seven Last Words".
An amazingly beautiful old church. Must see
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