Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Manhattan)

The Church of the Holy Trinity is an Episcopal parish church located at 316 East 88th Street between First and Second Avenues in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
A view of The Church of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at its first location prior to 1895 at Madison & 42nd Street from an early stereo card
General information
Architectural styleRomanesque Revival architecture
LocationManhattan, New York City
Design and construction
Architect Leopold Eidlitz


The parish was originally located on the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and East 42nd Street in a Victorian cottage ornéé (ornamental cottage) designed by Jacob Wrey Mould.[1] This building was replaced on the site in 1873[1] by one designed by Leopold Eidlitz in a High Victorian hybrid of the German Romanesque design. This was generally referred to as Dr. Tyng's Church after the "hardworking churchman, the younger Stephen H. Tyng, who organized it in 1874."[2] The church building at that location was rather short-lived: in 1895, the parish merged with St. James', and the building was sold and demolished.[3]

The St. James parish had been given property by Serena Rhinelander on East 88th Street, on what was once the Rhinelander Farm. A mission church was built on this land from 1895 to 1899, designed by Barney and Chapman.[1] It was consecrated on May 6, 1899.[4] Although the mission was administered by St. James, it was called Holy Trinity.[1] It became its own parish in 1951. The church complex includes St. Christopher House and a parsonage.[1]

See also


  1. Dunlap, David W. (2004). From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12543-7., p.103
  2. Nathan Silver, Lost New York, (New York: Weathervane Books, 1967), p.149
  3. Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal), American Guild of Organists New York City Chapter. Retrieved November 25, 2010.
  4. The Story of The Church of The Holy Trinity — 1899–2004 Holy Trinity Church (2004)