Architecture-dome-interior-nave - photo by David McGuire Scout * * * * * SACRED SITE * * * * *
On the weekend of May 18 and 19, The New York Landmarks Conservancy will host its annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend when congregations throughout the State will open their doors to New Yorkers and visitors alike to explore their extraordinary art and architecture. St. Bart’s is one of those sacred sites!
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St. Bart’s, designated a New York landmark in 1967, sits in the center of the financial and business world, surrounded by office towers, hotels catering to international travelers and tourists, and steps from high-end retail establishments.

Renowned for its byzantine architecture and its historical significance to New Yorkers and visitors around the world, St. Bart's remains a very active church and community center in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, which at bedrock is grounded in community ministry to others. It's a sacred space that is full of creativity and discovery.


Originally founded in lower Manhattan in 1835 St. Bart’s completed construction of its current building on Park Avenue in 1919. As its immediate neighborhood changed from residential to primarily corporate and commercial, the leadership of St. Bart’s increasingly relied on nonmembers who value its location and beauty for capital support.

More about New York City Landmarks at The NYC Landmarks Conservancy.