Holy Apostles is an open, inclusive community.

Whether you are in need of help and support, exploring spirituality, or feeling called to help others, we welcome YOU to our community.

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Join us for Sunday worship on Zoom.

Sustained by grace, strengthened to go forth — Since March of 2020, we offer our community a service of Morning Prayer with preaching and music. To access our service schedule, click here.

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A reason to be full of Hope.

You can offer hope by giving the gift of a meal to our neighbors.

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Over 10 million meals served since 1982.

At Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, everyone is welcome, without question or qualification. From greeting guests to serving food, help make a difference!


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We have launched our Virtual Food Drive to support New York City’s hunger relief efforts.

Serving Hot Meals To-Go
Monday – Friday
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Expanded Pantry Hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

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This place is an oasis in the desert. Eating here is a lifeline. Shelters don’t have to provide sustenance. But this place is therapeutic. They uplift you here.





June 15, 2021

Pantry guests are able to take home three bags of food— one bag of dried goods, one of produce, an...

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A spiritual community for everyone.

Church of the Holy Apostles is an open and inclusive Episcopal community of people coming together in the Christian tradition to heal, celebrate faith, and support positive change both inside and outside the walls of the landmark building.

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Join our online community worship via Zoom.

We’re keeping the community together, while worshipping online.



At Holy Apostles, we aim to help serve our guests’ nutrition needs, as well as their holistic needs.

Our Social Services Center offers a range of additional supportive services central to achieving our ultimate goal, which is to empower our guests to move on to a more manageable and fulfilling way of life.

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Up to date news, information on events, programs, ways to get involved, and more…

New Beginnings | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

This Sunday we will resume in-person Sunday worship at Holy Apostles, a sign of what so many of us have been starting to experience in our lives as we slowly emerge from the pandemic: new beginnings. With many new beginnings there is great excitement and hopefulness — and our current beginning is no different. We are excited to be physically with folks we’ve only communicated with virtually for so long. We anticipate a return to some kind of normalcy. We hope that everything will suddenly be better, whatever “better” means to each of us….

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Present Presence | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Present Presence | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

If you pass by the gate at the entrance to the Holy Apostles courtyard on 9th Avenue on any given day around the beginning of May, you will encounter a large lilac bush. There are many beautiful plants in our garden and on our grounds, and this flowering tree is truly a jewel in that crown. When in bloom it is startlingly beautiful—healthy, gorgeous purple flowers—and the scent is incredible. You can smell the lilacs from more than six feet away….

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Guest Spotlight: Daniel

Guest Spotlight: Daniel

The past year has been challenging for all our guests at the Soup Kitchen, especially those that are unhoused. We recently sat down with Daniel, a senior citizen and long-time Soup Kitchen who lives on the streets. Our team asked Daniel how he...

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Be the change you want to see in the world.

If you are feeling called to do something that makes a real difference in people’s lives, and helps make the world a better place, Holy Apostles offers several volunteer-led programs designed to provide crucial support for individuals and families that are experiencing difficulties. We welcome you to share your time and talents.

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Church of the Holy Apostles

We are an open, inclusive Christian Church celebrating the Episcopal tradition.

For Newcomers

Learn about our faith community and explore ways to connect with our work and worship.


Reflections on Holy Scripture from our Clergy.


Founded in 1844, with a focus on social activism and the desire for social justice.

Clergy, Staff & Vestry

The Vestry is the governing body of the Church of the Holy Apostles.


Music commands a strong presence at the Church of the Holy Apostles.

Space Rental

Host your next meeting or event in our landmark building.

Soup Kitchen & Pantry

Nourishing hungry New Yorkers since 1982 in an atmosphere of respect and hospitality.

Daily meal service

Serving a free, nutritious meal every weekday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Meal outreach

Distributing bagged breakfasts and lunches throughout Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen.

About the soup kitchen

Learn more about our mission, our history, our performance, who we are, and what we do.

Pantry Program

Providing fresh and nutritious groceries to food-insecure New Yorkers.

Sunday Supper

Bridging generations and building community over a monthly family style meal.

Social Support

Meeting basic needs, stabilizing lives, and supporting individuals and families to achieve their goals.


Addressing the needs of the whole person through basic needs, counseling, and referrals.


Offering learning and skill-building opportunities.

Community Partnership

Partnering with others to expand the services offered to our guests.

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Holy Apostles is a great place to channel your time, talents and generosity for good.


Make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and hunger.


Join our efforts to serve others and provide for people who are vulnerable.


Your gift provides food, community, and hope to New Yorkers in need.

The Latest

Stay up-to-date on all happenings at Holy Apostles.

Food For The Soul

The official blog of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen.

Voices of Our Community

Guest stories, poetry, and more.


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Church Pulpit Posts

Read weekly meditations written by our clergy.


Holy Apostles in the news.