St. Brendan's Church (Bronx, New York)

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The Church of St. Brendan
St. Brendan's Church (Bronx, New York) IMG 1953.png
General information
Architectural style Modernist
Town or city Bedford Park / Norwood, The Bronx, New York City
Country United States
Completed 1966[1]
Client Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Technical details
Structural system Steel frame with brick cladding
Design and construction
Architect Belfatto & Pavarini[1]

The Church of St. Brendan is a Roman Catholic parish church under the authority of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at East 207th Street and Perry Avenue in the Norwood neighborhood of The Bronx, New York City.

Parish history[edit]

The parish was established in 1908.[2][3] Its affiliated K-8 school was founded in 1911 by the Dominican Sisters and classes were first held in the basement of the former parish church.[4]


The church building was built 1966 to Modernist designs by the architectural firm of Belfatto & Pavarini to resemble the prow of a ship.[1] The nautical design references the titular saint, Saint Brendan the Navigator.[5] The rectory address is 333 East 206th St., Bronx NY 10467.[5]

Church of Saint Brendan in Norwood, Bronx, NYC. Main entrance view.


  1. ^ a b c Norval White and Elliot Willensky, AIA Guide to New York City, rev. ed., (New York: Collier Books, 1978), p.339.
  2. ^ 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.383.
  3. ^ See Thomas J. Shelley, The Archdiocese of New York: the Bicentennial History, (New York: Archdiocese of New York / Strasbourg: Éditions du Signe, 2007), p.477-478.
  4. ^ "School History". 
  5. ^ a b Joe McMahon, Bronx Catholic, "This is an attempt to index references to The Bronx in "The Archdiocese of New York: the Bicentennial History," a marvelous 624-page book written by Thomas J. Shelley. The 2007 book may still be available at the St. Patrick Cathedral gift shop. The strength of this blog will be in the alphabetic list of labels to the right, or use the search box at top left. The blog format requires that entries move from recent to old. I continue to add photos and information." (Retrieved 11 May 2011)

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Coordinates: 40°52′31″N 73°52′37″W / 40.87528°N 73.87694°W / 40.87528; -73.87694