Saint Mary's Times Square:
Welcome and Worship Saint Mary's was founded in 1868 to be the Episcopal parish church for the new residential neighborhood, then called Longacre Square, here in midtown Manhattan. Our doors have been open daily for welcome and worship since December 8, 1870. Hundreds of visitors discover us for the first time every day of the week. All are welcome. Our members and friends now live both near and far from Times Square. We invite you to join us.
Volume 17, Number 22 April 26, 2015
FROM FATHER SMITH: STAINED-GLASS 46th ST.
Spring seems finally to have arrived in New York City, and this week we’ve been able to keep the church doors open for much of the day. This is a welcome change. It’s been a long winter, and it’s nice, at last, to feel a breeze coming in through the doors. I like looking down the church’s cool, dark aisle to Forty-sixth Street, able now to see and hear more clearly what’s happening in the neighborhood. From inside the church, the open doors become a kind of sunlit frame. One can see the comings and goings of those who work and live nearby. Some people hurry by, preoccupied, without a glance inside. Others pause to look through the open doors and to wonder about, and experience, the sights, sounds—and smells—of Saint Mary’s.
THE CHURCH OF SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN
145 WEST 46TH STREET NEW YORK CITY 10036-8502 212.869.5830
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin is located in Midtown Manhattan,
New York City on West 46th Street between 6th and 7th Ave. There is also an entrance on West 47th Street between
Sixth and Seventh Ave.