About Riverside

The Riverside Church is an interdenominational, interracial, international, open, welcoming, and affirming church and congregation.

Whoever you are: You are safe here. You are loved here. You are invited into full participation in our life together.

What We Believe & Affiliations

The Riverside Church in the City of New York seeks to be a community of faith. Our members are united in the worship of God known in Jesus, the Christ, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

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Visiting Riverside

The Riverside Church is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in Manhattan, near Columbia University where Harlem meets the Upper West Side. Visitors are welcome and tours are available.

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Riverside History, Archives and Senior Ministers

The Riverside Church is modeled after the 13th Century gothic cathedral in Chartres, France. Its gothic tower stands as a beacon to the world and continues to bring people with very different perspectives together.

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Lay leadership

Interested in serving on one of Riverside’s commissions or committees? Riverside’s Nominating Committee welcomes you to answer God’s call.

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Our open and affirming interdenominational Christian church offers extensive experience uniting interfaith, heterosexual, and same-sex couples.

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Let Riverside Host Your Event

Riverside offers a wide variety of event, meeting, classroom, and reception space to groups large and small.

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Human Resources

The Riverside Church provides a diverse, challenging, rewarding, and community-focused work environment.

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