Grace Church in New York
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
James Renwick, Jr., 1846
Illiminating Engineering Society of New York (IESNYC)

Completed in 1846, Grace Church in New York is one of the earliest examples of Gothic revival architecture in New York City. Designed by James Renwick, Jr. at the age of twenty three, the building and its campus hold three celebrated distinctions: New York City Landmark, National Register of Historic Places, and National Historic Landmark. Grace Church remains an active Episcopal congregation, with worship throughout the week and abundant opportunities for service and fellowship. Its landmark buildings feature designs by Renwick, a renovation and extension by Heins & La Farge, decoration by Tiffany, windows by Clayton & Bell, along with many other celebrated artisans. The Bicentennial Organ, Opus 65, one of the finest instruments in the city, was completed in September 2013 by Taylor & Boody of Staunton, VA. It's comprised of 97 ranks and over five thousand pipes; the organ is featured in weekday organ meditations, Tuesday through Friday at 12:20 pm and weekend organ meditations, Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 pm.

Throughout the last decade, Grace Church has undergone significant interior restoration, including the Te Deum window rising above the altar and chancel at the front of the church. In the summer of 2017, the entire expanse of the high ceiling was restored to its original condition. Taken together, this important work will ensure that Grace Church lives on as a Greenwich Village landmark for generations to come. The Choirs of Grace Church will present Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb starting at 4:00 PM. Visitors are reminded to be respectful during the offering.

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours will be led by Grace Church Open Door Volunteers throughout the afternoon on an ongoing basis. A self-guided cellphone tour is also available to all visitors to Grace Church. On Sunday, tours will end early, at 3pm.

Access Notes: Visitors must be aware that Grace Church is an active worship community. The sacred space is prioritized for activities that are critical to our mission of service in the City. We ask that all visitors be respectful of the space, volunteers, and staff at Grace Church.

Since the first OHNY Weekend in 2003, this site is one of almost 50 have participated for 10 or more years. When you visit, please thank them for championing an open city! To see a full list of 15th Anniversary sites, click here.

 

Image Credit: Grace Church