St. Charles Borromeo Church (New York City)

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Church of St. Charles Borromeo
St Charles Borromeo's RC Church Harlem 2014-05-07 15-21.jpg
St Charles Borromeo's Church, 141st St
General information
Town or cityNew York City
CountryUnited States of America
ClientRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Design and construction
ArchitectGeorge H. Streeton (for church)[1]
Greenberg & Ames of 303 Park Avenue (for 1961 parish school)[2]
St. Charles Borromeo Church, Manhattan (Harlem)

The Church of St. Charles Borromeo is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, located at 211 West 141st Street Manhattan, New York City. The parish was established in 1888.[3]

On May 8, 2015, the parish was merged with that of All Saints Church.[4]


In 1892, the address listed for the church was at 2660 8th Ave.[5] The church was built to the designs of George H. Streeton[1] Pastor C. J. Drew had a four-story parish school at 216-228 West 142nd Street built in 1961 to designs by the architectural firm of Greenberg & Ames of 303 Park Avenue.[2]

Bishop Moore and the papal visit[edit]

Rev. Emerson J. Moore succeeded Father Edward Dugan as pastor in 1975, becoming its first African-American pastor. Moore became the first Black monsignor in the United States in 1978. On October 2, 1979 Pope John Paul II visited St. Charles parish. In 1982 the Pope appointed Moore a bishop, and vicar of the black community.[6][7]


Coordinates: 40°49′11.0″N 73°56′30.6″W / 40.819722°N 73.941833°W / 40.819722; -73.941833