Church of the Intercession
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Bertram Goodhue , 1915

The Church of the Intercession in the City and Diocese of New York is a house of prayer for all people with many tongues and talents. It is a shining example of 19th Century American Church architecture in the English Gothic Style. As a testament to this fact the building was placed in the National Register of Historic Places. The parish complex was designed by the renowned architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and he selected this location to be his final resting place because he considered it his finest work. His remains lay in a beautiful mausoleum inside the nave of the church, on the north ambulatory.

Entrusted with the care and maintenance of Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue’s national Gothic revival landmark building, our church and church family aims to provide members and visitors with a place whose open doors welcome everyone. This architectural marvel is also the home to several community based organizations (including a chapter of the Girl Scouts of America, a community based Sports and Recreation program, The Native American Cultural Museum and Alcoholic Anonymous) and the holiday reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from Saint Nicholas) by Clement Clarke Moore. This event is considered New York’s Oldest Christmas tradition. It is also home to the Uptown Brass Quintet – a chamber ensemble of five professional brass musicians—and it is often chosen by filmmakers and photographers alike because of the building’s architectural beauty.

Self-guided tour guides will be available at the entrance to the sanctuary. Members of the vestry may be on-site to provide tours, depending on availability.

Access Notes: Enter via the cemetery driveway until you approach the ramp.


Image credit: Carl Bellavia, courtsey of the Church of the Intercession