St. Paul's Chapel
Trinity Church Wall Street has been serving its neighborhood in Lower Manhattan since 1697, and when an institution is already into its fourth century, almost nothing is happening for the first time.
So as the present Trinity congregation temporarily assembles for most of its Sunday worship at St. Paul’s Chapel during the rejuvenation of the nave of the church, it’s helpful to remember that suchRead more
The foundation stone of St. Paul's Chapel was laid on May 14, 1764 on what was then called "The Broadway." The first services were held over two years later, on October 30, 1766. This fall, St. Paul's Chapel will celebrate its 250th anniversary.
St. Paul's Chapel was created as the second "chapel of ease" by Trinity Parish. The city’s population had grown, and additional Anglican churches were needed. Also, Trinity Church was in a busy area of town, while St. Paul’s was in a quieterRead more
In mid-August 2015, the seven foot tall statue of St. Paul that had adorned St. Paul's Chapel since 1766 was removed for restoration. Later this month, St. Paul will return to the chapel. The Tribeca Trib recently wrote an article about the restorationRead more
On Sunday, February 21, 2016, members of Trinity Church Wall Street and the neighboring community met at St. Paul’s Chapel for Sunday Supper. The meal, served by Trinity youth and volunteers, was an opportunity for parishioners and their downtown neighbors to share a family-style hot meal, conversation, fellowship, and fun.
Richard Weaver, President of the National Society of Washington Family Descendants, presents the communion plate to the
Did you know that the roof of St. Paul's Chapel is held up by tree trunks? Read about those trees, and many other fascinating details of the Chapel’s construction history, in a 1962 Parish Newsletter (a precursor to Trinity News) story about discoveries made during a conservation projectRead more
THIS WEEK (3/22)
I’ve been out of the Burning Man desert for almost a month now, but the desert is not yet out of me. There is of course the dust that we brought home that we continue to find on things, even weeks later. There is also the flood of images and memories from this other-world that continue to cascade through my consciousness (and on our Apple TV screensaver). Invariably, theRead more