Church of Regina Coeli (Hyde Park)

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Church of Regina Coeli
Church of Regina Coeli is located in New York
Church of Regina Coeli
Church of Regina Coeli
41°47′17″N 73°56′06″W / 41.78814°N 73.934983°W / 41.78814; -73.934983Coordinates: 41°47′17″N 73°56′06″W / 41.78814°N 73.934983°W / 41.78814; -73.934983
Location12 Harvey St,
Hyde Park, New York
DenominationRoman Catholic
WebsiteRegina Coeli Church
DioceseArchdiocese of New York

Regina Coeli Church is a Roman Catholic church that was founded in 1862 in Hyde Park, NY. It includes St. Paul's mission chapel in Staatsburg, New York.


The first church to bear the name in Hyde Park was constructed in 1863. The English Gothic brick structure was donated by Mrs. Mortimer Livingston and her daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Livingston Drayton Kirkpatrick.[1]

The Rev. Tobias M. Fitzpatrick was the first resident priest. His successors were:

  • Rev. John Parker 1883
  • Rev. Michael Murray 1884
  • Rev. Fr. Leahy 1888
  • Rev. Terence F. Kelly 1890
  • Rev. R.J. Burns 1898
  • Rev. John De La Poer Lonargan [2]

Later a large church was constructed near the original foundation, which can still be seen today.[3] The current church building, dedicated in 1966,[4] is on U.S. Route 9, also referred to as Albany Post Road.

Parish School[edit]

Found in 1955, the parish elementary school contained grades Pre-K through eight,[5] and currently has about 220 enrolled students.[6] The original building has been expanded once, adding a two-story wing to the back with 8 additional classrooms, in the 1970s. Regina Coeli Elementary School closed in 2015.[7]


  1. ^ Remigius Lafort, S.T.D., Censor, The Catholic Church in the United States of America: Undertaken to Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Holiness, Pope Pius X. Volume 3: The Province of Baltimore and the Province of New York, Section 1: Comprising the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, Buffalo and Ogdensburg Together with some Supplementary Articles on Religious Communities of Women.. (New York City: The Catholic Editing Company, 1914), p.402, 408.
  2. ^ Mylod, John J., "The Catholic Church", History of Dutchess County, (Frank Hasbrouck, ed.), Vol.1, Higginson Book Company, 1909 - Dutchess County (N.Y.) p.647
  3. ^[dead link]
  4. ^ Chicoine, Christie L., "Regina Coeli Parish Celebrates 150 Years in Hyde Park", Catholic New York, December 10, 2014 Archived May 27, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2013-05-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  7. ^ Purcell, Amanda. "Catholic school to close", Poughkeepsie Journal, June 30, 2015

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