St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University provides a venue for hundreds of religious and campus events each year, including worship services, concerts, university and private ceremonies. Visitors come from around the world to see the chapel, one of the first buildings in New York City to be designated as an official historic landmark.

Designed by architect I. N. Phelps Stokes in 1904 as part of the McKim, Mead & White campus plan, the Chapel was fully restored in 2019.

The Chapel is non-denominational, so people of all faiths are welcome to request use of the space.


In addition to the photos below, a virtual tour is available on the Columbia University Academics website.

Hover over the gallery to reveal arrows on the left and right side that will allow you to scroll through the photos.


Columbia Facilities & Operations oversaw a large-scale renovation of the Chapel's roof and stained glass in a project that spanned two years, beginning in 2017. Click here for full details and watch the brief video below showing workers carefully removing the stained glass for restoration.

View the restoration of the stained glass at St. Paul's Cathedral.