Majestic, energetic, bright
9 am with St. Bart's Singers
11 am with St. Bartholomew's Choir (Live streamed)
Intimate, contemplative, quiet
8 am without music
5 pm with congregational singing
(On November 27 and December 19 the 5 PM service will be replaced by one of our carol services in the church)
Join us for The Forum at 10 am to explore important issues at the intersection of faith and the modern world.
Free parking is available. Click here for information on directions and parking.
Join us on the steps of St. Bart's for our annual Midtown Carol Sing-a-long — a welcoming way for parishioners, friends, and commuters to pause together in pre-Christmas joy!
Join us in person or online. Livestream will be available at stbarts.org/worship/livestream, Facebook and YouTube.
Free parking available at the Doubletree Hotel Garage (136 E. 51st Street). Voucher required. (Pick up a voucher from St. Bart's Central or one of our ushers.)
Our combined choirs offer Advent carols and anthems in alternation with readings of the beautiful prophecies of the coming of Christ. Although this service has passed, you can watch the recording of the live stream here.
Hear the Christmas story and sing your favorite carols in this majestic service that includes music by our combined choirs and an awe-inspiring candlelit procession.
St. Bartholomew’s Choir
Paolo Bordignon, conductor
Alexander Pattavina, organ
The musicians of St. Bartholomew’s Choir frequently appear at many of the city’s most prestigious venues: from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to Broadway stages and New York’s finest Jazz clubs. Hear them celebrate the holiday season in our beautiful sanctuary with beloved traditional carols as well as festive new arrangements of sacred and secular Christmas favorites, all accompanied on our famed pipe organ.
Jeff Morrissey, baritone
William Trafka, pianist
Jeff Morrissey and William Trafka return to St. Bart’s with their popular Christmas program inspired by the elegant paintings that adorn the 1919 Ethel Parsons Paullin and Telford Paullin mural in St. Bartholomew’s Chapel. The beautiful Adoration of the Magi and the 13 medallions surrounding it depict scenes connected with the Nativity of Christ. Enjoy traditional carols, carols from around the world, spirituals and popular Christmas favorites.
Paolo Bordignon, organist
Ring in the new year with a fun and festive concert at 11 pm, followed by a champagne reception at the stroke of midnight. Hear music from Bach, Franck, and Vierne, to Johann Strauss Sr. and see it played with the organ console out front-and-center. With 225 ranks of pipes singing into the resplendent nave from both sides of the chancel, the rear gallery, and even the dome, the dynamic range and near-infinite color palette of St. Bart’s Æolian-Skinner organ is an experience to behold in person, enveloped by one of the world’s largest musical instruments.
Free parking available at the Doubletree Hotel Garage (136 E. 51st Street). Voucher required. (Pick up a voucher from St. Bart's Central or one of our ushers.) Livestream available here, on Facebook and YouTube.
The days leading up to Christmas can be some of the most joyous ones in the year. But they can also be especially difficult for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, those who are struggling with illness and the COVID-19 pandemic, those who are dismayed by the rancor of our politics, or those who simply find the pain of the world too much to bear. On this longest night of the year, come and celebrate the Light that shines through every kind of darkness in this quiet, contemplative, and hopeful service held in the candlelit, cavernous space of our beautiful church.
Christmas is coming. Your gift to the amazing flowers, music, and ministry of St. Bart's and to the glory of God makes a difference. You may make your gift in Thanksgiving or in Memory of a loved one. All donations received by December 15 will be listed in the Christmas service leaflets.
Free parking is available at the Doubletree Hotel Garage (136 E. 51st Street). Voucher required. (Pick up a voucher from St. Bart's Central or one of our ushers.)
No reservations or tickets are required to attend our Christmas services, although we recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time. All are welcome. Questions? Please call St. Bart's Central at 212-378-0222 or email
12:05 pm A Quiet Christmas Eucharist
An intimate service, with congregational carols, that embraces the quiet joy of Christmas.
4 pm Christmas pageant and Eucharist
This service is especially nice for children and their families who want to come to church and still have time for family and friends that night to follow along.
7 pm Festival Eucharist
(Choral Prelude begins at 6:30 pm)
Featuring music led by both of our choirs: St. Bartholomew’s Choir, and St. Bart’s Singers. This is a big joyful festival service when we “pull out all the stops.” Livestream available here, on Facebook and YouTube.
11 pm Festival Eucharist
(Choral Prelude begins at 10:30 pm)
Featuring music led by St. Bartholomew’s Choir and St. Bart’s Singers. This is a big joyful festival service when we “pull out all the stops.”
11 am Christmas Day Choral Eucharist
Our singular service on Christmas morning is a big joyful celebration featuring music led by St. Bartholomew's Choir. This is a wonderful service for those who enjoy a festive service in the light of Christmas Day. Livestream available here, on Facebook and YouTube.