Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal, Manhattan)

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Church of the Epiphany
The Church of the Epiphany
Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), UES Manhattan jeh.jpg
40°46′07″N 73°57′11″W / 40.7685°N 73.9530°W / 40.7685; -73.9530Coordinates: 40°46′07″N 73°57′11″W / 40.7685°N 73.9530°W / 40.7685; -73.9530
Location1393 York Avenue
(corner of E. 74th St.)
Manhattan, New York City
CountryUnited States
Dedicationby Bishop William T. Manning
DedicatedOctober 29, 1939
ConsecratedOctober 29, 1944
Architect(s)Marion Sims Wyeth and Frederic Rhinelander King
Architectural typeNorman Gothic
Assistant priest(s)The Reverend Joseph Zorawick and The Reverend Dr. Jonathan Linman, Priest Associates[1]
Deacon(s)Deacon Horace Whyte[1]
Organist(s)Larry J. Long[1]
Business managerLaura Noggle[1]

The Church of the Epiphany is an Episcopal church designed in the Norman Gothic style, located at 1393 York Avenue, on the corner of East 74th Street, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City.[2]

The church was founded in 1833. The building at its current location was dedicated in 1939, and consecrated in 1944.


The congregation held its first service on January 6, 1833, in a hall on the corner of Allen Street and Houston Street.[3] It was the first church of the New York Protestant Episcopal City Mission Society.[4] In 1834 it moved to a new building at 130 Stanton Street, between Essex Street and Norfolk Street.[3][4] It incorporated in 1845 and became an independent parish.[3]

In 1874 it moved to 228 East 50th Street, between Second and Third Avenues.[5] In 1881, it moved to East 47th Street, west of Lexington Avenue.[4][5]

The church at its current location on the north-west corner of East 74th Street and York Avenue had its first service on October 15, 1939,[4][6] and was dedicated by Bishop William T. Manning on October 29, 1939.[6] Its rector at the time was the Rev. John Wallace Suter, jr., who was also the Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer. The church was consecrated on October 29, 1944.[6]

The former rector, the Rev. Jennifer Anne Reddall, was elected the sixth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona in 2018 and consecrated in 2019.


The church was completed in 1939, and was designed in a simplified Norman Gothic style by the architectural firm Wyeth and King, with Eugene W. Mason as the associated architect.[4][6][7]


The church's organ was built by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. in 1962.[8] Pipes of the Récit expressif and Positif divisions are located in a chamber on the chancel's side of the chancel, and the Hauptwerk and Pedal pipes are visible on cantilevered chests.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Staff Directory". April 11, 2009. Archived from the original on March 18, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "Church of the Epiphany". Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Beginning of The Church". Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e David W. Dunlap (2004). From Abyssinian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship. Columbia University Press. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Epiphany 1874–1892". Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d "Epiphany 1933–1962". Archived from the original on April 14, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  7. ^ White, Norval; Willensky, Elliot & Leadon, Fran (2010), AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.), New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780195383867, p.471
  8. ^ a b "Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) – New York City". June 14, 1962. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2013.

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