Easter Church Services in New York City

Everything you need to know about NYC churches open to the public for Easter

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For many people Easter is a religious holiday. Even those traveling want to attend a church service as part of their celebration. 

If you find yourself in New York City there are no shortages of options for church services. There are traditional churches that have made New York City history, modern institutions, and all sorts of options in between. 

Check out this list of New York City churches with Easter Services. We've focused on churches that are near the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival and other churches that would be particularly interesting for visitors. That way you can experience a few New York City traditions in one day. 

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Trinity Church & St. Paul's Chapel

From Wall Street in NYC looking west to Trinity Church
Jackie Craven

This is the most historic still-standing church in New York City. Located in the shadow of Lower Manhattan's skyscrapers in the shadow of the World Trade Center, it survived 9/11 undamaged.

The Great Vigil of Easter at St. Paul’s Chapel at 8 p.m. (Saturday Evening)

Broadway and Fulton Street

Easter at Trinity Church 9 & 11:15 a.m.

Broadway at Wall Street

Easter at St. Paul's Chapel at 8 and 10 a.m.

Broadway and Fulton Street

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5th Avenue Presbyterian Church

The "Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church" (right) and "The Peninsula New York" (left), Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this church is known for its diverse and very large congregation.

55th Street and 5th Avenue

Easter Sunday Church Services:

  • 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Festival Services
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Saint Thomas Church

Saint Thomas Church in Manhattan
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This Episcopal Church in Midtown welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year.

53rd Street and 5th Avenue​

Easter Sunday Services:

  • 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Solemn Eucharist
  • 2:30 p.m. Organ Recital
  • 3:00 p.m. Solemn Evensong
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St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Perhaps New York City's most famous church, St. Patrick's Cathedral first opened in 1879 and welcomes over 5 million visitors each year.

50th Street and 5th Avenue​

Saturday Vigil at 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday Services:

  • 7 a.m. (no music)
  • 8 a.m. (no music)
  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m. (Tickets Required)
  • Noon
  • 1 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. (Spanish Mass)
  • 5:30 p.m.
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