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Saint Thomas needs your financial support.
Maintaining an educationally outstanding choir school and a vibrant church in the middle of Manhattan is an expensive proposition. The church and choir school both continue to make deeply felt cuts to their budgets, indeed cuts upon cuts for the last several years, because pledges and plate donations, even in a recordbreaking year, still cover only 15% of the annual operating budget. We are forced to take the remainder from our invested funds, which are being drawn down at an unsustainable rate.
Please give generously. The gifts you make to your church in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ are like no other gifts you make. Imagine your life without this parish. Imagine New York City without it.
Whether you are a longtime parishioner, a newcomer, a friend of the parish, someone who comes in to sit and pray in the middle of a weekday afternoon, someone who worships via the webcasts in the south of France or in South Korea, we need your support regardless of who you are and where you live.
On this website, you can read about several opportunities to give:
After years of planning and fundraising for the Miller-Scott Organ, our dream has become a reality. The Organ has been installed and its voicing is almost complete.
The cost to build, carve and install the Miller-Scott Organ, one of the premier organs in the world, is approximately $11 million. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of parishioners and friends of Saint Thomas, we have raised almost $9 million. If you would like to make a gift, we would be most appreciative. Please click here.
The Dedication Recital will be held Friday, October 5 at 7pm. If you want tickets, please contact the Music Office – all seats are $30.
The actual dedication will take place at a Solemn Eucharist to be held on Sunday, October 7 at 11am which, appropriately, is also the Feast of the Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church. At 5:30pm there will be Solemn Evensong and Te Deum in Procession at which the preacher will be The Most Rev’d John O’Hara, Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of New York. No tickets are required for either service.
The Annual Appeal supports the operating budget of the church and choir school. This annual campaign is crucial to the financial strength of Saint Thomas and provides a chance for those who love Saint Thomas to do their part to ensure that we can continue our mission.
Planned Gifts: In addition to outright gifts, we encourage you to think about making a planned gift to support the church or school after your death. Making a bequest can be done easily and requires no outlay of funds. There are many other ways, such as gifting real estate, paintings or jewelry, that you can give to Saint Thomas either as an outright gift or as a gift that is planned now for the future.
One-time Gifts: It is easy to make a one-time gift to Saint Thomas and we are most appreciative of your support.
With best wishes,
The Reverend Canon Carl F. Turner, Rector