A prominent structure in FiDi is Trinity Church, an active Episcopal parish built in 1697. The church which many Wall Street titans pass daily is actually the third version built. In 1776 The Great New York City Fire destroyed the first church. It was rebuilt in 1790 only to be destroyed from the severe winter of 1838. Today’s church was completed in 1846. In addition to offering a full service schedule, they offer a vibrant music program, host an array of events and forums as well as group gatherings for yoga, Bible study, Faith and Film, bereavement, etc.
74 Trinity Place, New York, NY 10006 (Intersection of Wall Street & Broadway)
Holy Eucharist: 9am – 10am / 11:15am – 12:30pm
Mon – Fri
Morning Prayer: 8:15am – 8:30am
Holy Eucharist: 12:05pm – 12:45pm
Evening Prayer: 5:15pm – 5:30pm
Although, Our Lady of Victory, is a Catholic church it promotes itself as a multicultural parish that welcomes diversity. Francis Cardinal Spellman founded the church in 1944. It is known as the War Memorial Church and on the outside there is the following quote from Cardinal Spellman “This Holy Shine is dedicated to Our Lady of Victory in Thanksgiving for Victory won by our Valiant dead, our soldier’s blood, our Country’s tears, shed to defend men’s rights and win back men’s hearts to God.”
60 William Street, New York, NY 10005
The Reverend Msgr Marc J. Filacchione, Pastor, 212-422-5535, http://www.ourladyofvictorychurch.org/
7:30 AM, 10:00 AM and 12:15 PM
Mon - Fri
7:15 AM, 7:45 AM, 8:20 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:05 PM and 5:15 PM
Saturday for Sunday
Interesting tidbit, the oldest Methodist Congregation in America is right here in downtown Manhattan! Founded in 1766, John Street United Methodist Church not only offers weekly services but patrons and visitors can tour the Church’s collection of 18th and 19th century artifacts. The Church also offers fellowship programs, Bible study and Sunday School.
44 John Street, New York, NY 10038
New York’s first Roman Catholic Church is just a few steps away from what used to be the World Trade Center, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church. It was established in 1785 on Barclay Street and Federal, State and City agencies have declared it a historic landmark. It was at this church that Elizabeth Ann Seton converted from Episcopalian to Catholicism. She is most known for founding the Sisters of Charity and became the first American-born canonized saint.
22 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007
(212) 233-8355, www.stpetersrcnyc.org
7:00 am, 7:45 am, 12:05pm, 1:05 pm
8:00 am, 4:00 pm
8:00 am, 9:30 am, 12:00 pm (noon)
With a strong emphasis on Bible Prophecy, Faith Evangelistic Ministries, offers the FiDi area a place to worship in a truly multi-racial congregation where over 25 nations are represented. At the heart of the Ministry is founder, Pastor Leighton D. Smith who in 1995 turned his business office into a place of worship. What’s unique about this place of worship is that Pastor Smith spreads the word over Television and Radio as well as in the comfort of downtown Manhattan. Local radio station WMCA 570AM airs Pastor Smith’s COUNTDOWN program every Friday at 11:06pm. The televised version of COUNTDOWN airs in Jamaica, WI, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and Guyana, South America.
90 William Street, New York, NY 10038
Pastor Leighton D. Smith, (212) 571-1019, www.wallstreetworshipcenter.com
10:30 AM Sunday School + Adult Bible Classes
11:00 AM Worship service
12:30 - 2:30 PM Mid Day Prayer
7:00 PM Bible Study
7:00 PM Intercessory Prayer + Deliverance Service
A small church tucked away on State Street is Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, a Catholic Community who worships in a beautiful landmark building once occupied by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The Church offers few services and reserves Saturday for weddings and special occasions.
7 State Street, New York, NY 10004
Pastor Fr. Meehan, (212) 269-6865, www.setonshrine.com
8:05am – 12:15pm
The epicenter of Jewish Life in downtown Manhattan is The Wall Street Synagogue. The synagogue is unique in that it offers an Open Synagogue program, meaning it embraces every Jew and even stipulates on their website that no knowledge of Hebrew is required in order to participate. Services even feature modern and contemporary music as well as English readings and interpretations. The synagogue really aims to draw in Jews from all walks of life regardless of their background.
47 Beekman Street New York, New York 10038
Shacharit* Tues, Wed, Fri 7:30 AM
Shacharit* Mon, Thurs 7:20 AM
Mincha Mon – Fri 12:45 PM
Mon – Thurs 1:35pm
Mon – Thurs 1:50pm
Mon – Thurs 4:30pm
Maariv Mon – Thurs 5:30 PM
Shacharit Shabbat 9:15 AM
*Breakfast following Shacharit
One of the coolest things about St. Paul’s Chapel on Broadway is it is the oldest public building still in continuous use in New York! It is an arm of the Episcopal Parish of Trinity Church located just a few blocks south. This church also hosted George Washington’s Inauguration because before D.C., New York was the capital of the US. Washington’s original pew is still there available for today’s worshippers. St. Paul’s is a very active church offering weekly services, community events and shelter for the homeless.
209 Broadways, New York, NY 10007
Mon – Fri
Daily prayer 12:30pm – 12:45pm
Holy Eucharist 9am – 10am / 11am – 12pm