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The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the world's largest Gothic Cathedral, combining soaring architecture with intimate spaces that inspire awe and reflection.

There are many ways to experience and explore the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Join our experts for guided, on-site tours at the Cathedral.

We invite you to learn more about the art, architecture, and history of this historic landmark and find your place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine!

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the Seat of its Bishop, is chartered as a house of prayer for all people and a unifying center of intellectual light and leadership. It serves the many diverse people of our Diocese, City, Nation and World through an array of liturgical, cultural and civic events; pastoral, educational and community outreach activities; and maintains the preservation of the great architectural and historic site that is its legacy.

Is the Cathedral the largest church in the world?
St. John is the largest Cathedral in the world, meaning a church that is also the seat of a Bishop. Measured by length or internal volume, it is one of the five largest church buildings in the world.

How old is the Cathedral?
Construction of the Cathedral began in 1892, making it over 125 years old.

Why is the Cathedral unfinished? When will it be completed?
Like the great Medieval cathedrals and churches of the world, St. John the Divine will continue to be constructed over many centuries. Currently, funding is directed to prioritize serving the community through our programming and social initiatives, and to maintaining the architectural integrity of the Cathedral.

Is the Cathedral landmarked?
The Cathedral and the Cathedral Close were landmarked by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in February 2017. The Cathedral’s Madeleine L’Engle Library, located in Diocesan House, was designated a Literary Landmark by the American Library Association in 2012.

How to get here

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
Map to Saint John's

Driving Directions

From the North and East sides: FDR Drive to 96th Street; west on 97th Street; north on Amsterdam Avenue to 112th Street.

From the North and West sides: Henry Hudson Parkway to 125th Street exit; east on 125th Street; south on Amsterdam Avenue to 112th Street.

From the South or West sides: New Jersey Turnpike north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge; Henry Hudson Parkway South to 125th Street exit; east on 125th Street; south on Amsterdam Avenue to 112th Street.

Public Transportation

By subway: Take the 1, B, or C Train to the 110th Street / Cathedral Parkway station.

By bus: take the M4 or M104 to Broadway at 112th Street or the M11 to Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street.


There is no public parking on the grounds of the Cathedral. Individual cars may park at one of the garages listed below or find street parking.

Scheduled groups may park their buses or vans outside the Cathedral on Amsterdam Avenue while they are visiting the Cathedral. Bus engines must be turned off.

Champion Parking, 400 West 113th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. Can accommodate cars, mini-vans, and oversized vehicles. (212) 663-0113

Parking Garage Corp., 234 West 108th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Cars and mini-vans only. (212) 222-8800

Yorkshire Parking, 151 West 108th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. Can accommodate full size vans. (212) 865-2314.