The Laymen's Club

The Laymen's Club of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, composed of women and men who are lay supporters and volunteers, was founded in 1908.

Its purpose is fourfold:

  • To strengthen the Cathedral as a vital spiritual community in the diocese, city, nation and world
  • To foster a spiritual fellowship among lay women and men who volunteer at the Cathedral or are otherwise dedicated to advancing the Cathedral's mission
  • To interpret, celebrate, and support Cathedral arts, architecture, history, and outreach
  • To continue working toward the completion of the Cathedral's Pilgrims' Pavement and keep faith in the vision of a completed Cathedral

Since 1908, the members of the Laymen’s Club have been dedicated to bringing the Cathedral’s mission and work to the awareness of the many communities it serves. In addition to sponsoring capital improvement projects for the Cathedral, the Club sponsors lectures on subjects relating to the construction, mission, and the role of cathedrals throughout history, and provides opportunities for fellowship for its members.

If you wish to know more about the Laymen's Club, please visit, send an email to, or write to The Laymen's Club, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025.

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