Support Saint Thomas
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:
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.
The T. Tertius Noble Centennial Choristership: This year we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the opening of the Choir School on March 3, 1919. Today there are only two church-affiliated residential boys’ choir schools in the English speaking world and it is an important milestone for both the church and the school that the Choir School can successfully fulfill its mission one hundred years after it was founded. This is a tribute to our three founders, The Reverend Ernest Stires, Dr. T. Tertius Noble and Mr. Charles Steele and to the entire Saint Thomas Community whose support has been so important. Please help ensure that this vision continues for future generations of boys through a gift to the T. Tertius Noble Choristership. You can donate to the Choristership online.
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