2. St. Paul’s Chapel Was Originally Built as an Outreach Chapel for Trinity Church

Referred to as a “chapel-of-ease,” St. Paul’s Chapel was initially only built as a side-kick to the main star: Trinity Church. Still the mother-church of the chapel, Trinity decided to build St. Paul’s only a few blocks away to accommodate the growing populace of New York in the 1760s — and with it, the growing congregation of Trinity.

Today, St. Paul’s dedication to outreach and its congregation is exemplified with the range of services it offers. For twenty years during the 80s and 90s, for example, it sheltered 10 to 14 homeless New Yorkers every night and gave out more than 125 sandwiches everyday.