The Norwegian Seamen's Church in New YorkInformation in English

Our church has been in New York since 1978 and we are still the hub for Norwegian’s and Norwegian culture in New York City.

317 East 52nd Street has been our home since 1992. Here we have welcomed Norwegian’s and those interested in our culture through our doors.

Services are held every Sunday at 11am, during July and August at 5pm. The first Sunday of the month is a special Family Service. The services are held in Norwegian, but are of course open to everyone.

Baptism, confirmation, weddings are all part of the services provided by the Church. We also regularly have an outreach to Norwegians in New York area, home visits to the elderly, meeting with students or other groups or individuals. Our pastoral staff are available for counseling.

The church is an active part of the community, hosting events on a regular basis. On Wednesday it is our “Knitting Café” and on Saturdays we serve traditional Norwegian Rice Porridge. Concerts and other cultural events are also an important part of our work. To see what goes on follow this link to our calendar.

Trygve Lie Gallery, named after the first Secretary General of the United Nations, is our art space. Several times a year we host exhibitions and workshops in the gallery. You can read more about the gallery at this link.

If you are on Facebook we recommend you like our page: Sjømannskirken i New York.

As a non-profit the Church is depended on your donation, which is of course tax-deductible. You can give your gift to us, by following this link.

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York is a part of Sjømannskirken – Norwegian Church Abroad, which is a non-profit organization with a commission from the Parliament to serve Norwegians abroad. 28 churches serve as social and cultural meeting places for around 700.000 annually. In addition  our chaplains cover around 80 countries visiting Norwegian communities and students. Norwegian oil installations in the North Sea are also frequently visited by chaplains. Read more about the organization by following this link.

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