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Diocesan COVID-19 Information


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Diocesan Offices Remain Closed

The diocesan offices on the Cathedral Close at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue remain closed, and the Bishop’s staff continue to work from home. As of the time of writing, no date has yet been determined for a beginning of what will, when it happens, be a carefully-staged return to the office.

Diocesan COVID-19 Information

The diocese has set up a special website at 2020.dioceseny.org with information and news related to the coronavirus pandemic. There is also a feed of the latest updates on the right of the home page at dioceseny.org.

Resumption of Public Worship

Many churches in the diocese have now resumed public worship, beginning at the start of July in accordance with Bishop Dietsche’s instructions, which also laid down very specific requirements for distancing and hygiene practices. His letter may be found in full, together with other COVID-related communications and information, at 2020.dioceseny.org.

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

For a schedule of online services, please visit stjohndivine.org

The Cathedral is currently open for sightseeing in addition to prayer, meditation, and reflection. All services are currently online. As part of its safe reopening, timed tickets are strongly encouraged.

9:30 am – 3 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:30 am – 6 pm

Admission of $5 is offered to everyone visiting the Cathedral for sightseeing purposes. The standard $10 has been waived during this period of limited access due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your generous donations are greatly appreciated.

All those who are seeking a place for prayer or meditation will be welcomed without charge.

  • Please note the following regarding access related to COVID-19
  • The Columbarium is open to those visiting loved ones.
  • Guided tours are not available except for private parties with prior arrangements.
  • The Chapels of the Tongues are closed.
  • The Cathedral grounds are closed Monday – Friday to facilitate outdoor classrooms.
  • Restrooms are not available to visitors.