My first visit to St. Paul's Chapel was April 2002 right after 9/11. I returned last weekend...15 years later. Beautiful church with great meaning for the first responders... read more
The chapel is closed for restoration until work is completed in the fall....
The chapel is closed for restoration until work is completed in the fall. The churchyard will remain open.
St. Paul's Chapel is part of Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish that has been a part of New York City since 1697. The parish is deeply rooted in the city’s and the nation’s history. Established during the British occupation of New York and recognized by royal charter, Trinity was the first Anglican Church (which followed the services of the Church of England and included the King or Queen in its prayers) in Manhattan.
St. Paul's Chapel was founded in 1766 as a chapel-of-ease at Broadway and Fulton Street. George Washington prayed there after his inauguration as President in 1789. Located just across the street from the World Trade Center, St. Paul’s played an important role in hosting recovery workers after the attacks of September 11, 2001.