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Contact Us & Directions

 The General Seminary is located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, on the west side of Manhattan, occupying the full city block between West 20th and West 21st Streets and between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. The entrance is on 21st Street halfway between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.

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You may contact the Seminary by the following means:

Mailing Address:

The General Theological Seminary
440 W. 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
Telephone: 212-243-5150 (Reception Desk operator will route your call)
Fax: 212-727-3907
Toll-free: 888-487-5649

The GTS Faculty Listing & Administration Staff Directory lists the contact information of various department heads.

Also feel free to send us an e-mail using this form.

 


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Directions to GTS

The General Theological Seminary, at 440 West 21 street, New York City, occupies the full block between 9th and 10th Avenues and between West 20th and West 21st Streets in Manhattan. The entrance to the Seminary is located midway down the block on the south-side of 21st Street.    See map for our location.

By Subway
Nearest subway stops are:

  • for the Number 1 Train, the 23rd St. stop on Seventh Avenue (walk west on 23rd, turn left onto Ninth Avenue to 21st Street, then turn right onto 21st Street. The entrance to the Seminary is located midway down the block on the south (left) side of 21st Street.);
  • for the C and E Trains, the 23rd St. stop on Eighth Avenue (walk west on 23rd, turn left onto Ninth Avenue to 21st Street, then turn right onto 21st Street. The entrance to the Seminary is located midway down the block on the south (left) side of 21st Street.).
     

By Car

 

From the North: From the George Washington Bridge, exit onto the Henry Hudson Parkway/Westside Highway/Route 9 South to 23rd Street.  Turn left onto 23rd Street, continuing to Ninth Avenue.  Turn right onto Ninth Avenue to 21st Street, then turn right onto 21st Street. The entrance to the Seminary is located midway down the block on the south (left) side of 21st Street.

From the West:

 

  • From the Lincoln Tunnel, exit on 40th Street, turn right onto Ninth Avenue. At 21st Street, turn right. The entrance to the Seminary is located midway down the block on the south (left) side of 21st Street.
  • From the Holland Tunnel, follow uptown signs to exit on Hudson Street. Follow Hudson north for many blocks -- fifteen or more, but don't bother with counting them, just continue north on Hudson and stay on it as its name becomes 8th Avenue.  Not long after, you'll notice that the cross-streets begin to be regularly numbered (14th, 15th, 16th . . . ).  When you reach 21st Street, the last few turns you make depend on the day and time of day, as follows.  Evenings and weekends, turn left at 21st Street and go a block and a half (passing Ninth Avenue):  the entrance to the Seminary is located midblock on the south (left) side of 21st Street. Between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm during school days, don't turn onto 21st.  Continue on 8th Avenue to 23rd Street and turn left. Go one block to Ninth Avenue, turn left on Ninth and go to 21st Street, where you turn right. The entrance to the Seminary is located midway down the block on the south (left) side of 21st Street.

From the East: From midtown bridges & tunnels, take 2nd Avenue south to 23rd Street, turn right (west) on 23rd Street to Ninth Avenue, turn left and, at 21st Street, turn right. The entrance to the Seminary is located midway down the block on the south (left) side of 21st Street.

Parking: There is some on-street parking and many local parking lots and garages (at City prices). Two of the closest are located at 23rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues (in the London Terrace complex), and on 27th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.

Deployment

Job Postings for Graduating Seminarians and Alumni
 

If you would like to have a ministry job opening posted internally for our graduating class and/or alumni, lay or ordained, please email a job description (Word or PDF) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please also let us know the timeline for your discernment process, and if you would be interested in visiting GTS to conduct interviews, or if you would prefer to be contacted directly by seminarians. Job descriptions will remain on the website for 2 months from the date of receipt and then will be removed. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if the position fills before the two months have ended so that we can remove the job description, or if you wish for the job description to remain for an additional period of time.

If you have any questions, please call Donna Ashley at 646-717-9706 or Jonathan Silver at 646-717-9705.

If you're seeking a call or looking to make a transition, please browse the list of posts below that have been submitted directly to our office. You can also browse postings available through the Transition Ministry Conference or Episcopal Digital Network

 
Current Postings
 

Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, The American Church in Paris, Paris, France

(Posted 12/11/14)

Click here for job description and details.

 

Associate Rector, The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York, NY (Posted 12/4/14)

Click here for job description and details.

 

Program Manager, Children and Youth, Trinity Wall Street, New York, NY (Posted 11/25/14)

Click here for job description and details.

 

Full-time Rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Penn Yan, NY (Posted 11/17/14)

Click here to See Parish Website/Profile

Chair of Search Committee, Kathy Sandberg, 315-536-0883. Resume and Cover Letter Welcome.

 

Assistant Rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Venice, FL (Posted 10/31/14)

Please apply by February 1, 2015.

Click here for job description and details.

 

Youth Formation Director & Canon for Liturgy, The Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Salt Lake City, UT

(Posted 10/24/14)

Click here for job description and details.

 

Director of Programs, Chanco on the James Summer Camp, Spring Grove, VA (Posted 10/23/14)

Click here for job description and details.

 

Associate Priest or Lay Catechist, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Santa Fe, NM (Posted 10/16/14)

- Seeking candidates fluent in both Spanish and English

- Deadline for applications: November 21, 2014

Click here for job description and details.

 

Upper School Chaplain, St. Paul's School, Brooklandville, MD (Posted 10/2/14)

Click here for job description and details.

 

Rector/ Vicar/ Priest-in-Charge, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lexington, East Michigan (Posted 10/1/14)

Click here for Ministry Portfolio.

Click here for additional information. 

 

Full-Time Associate, St. Luke in the Fields, New York, NY (Posted 9/15/14)

Apply by October 10, 2014.

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Rector (3/4 Time), St. James, Amesbury, MA (Posted 9/10/2014)

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Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, West Hartford, CT (Posted 9/4/2014)

For St. John’s Parish Profile and application instructions, click here.

Questions for St. John's? Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Program Director for Youth Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, Parrish, FL (Posted 8/28/14) 

The Rev. Canon Michael Durning (GTS Class of 1987) is accepting applications and will supervise this position.

Click here for job description and details.

 

Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and Parish Life, St. John's Episcopal Church, Tallahassee, FL

(Posted 8/22/14) The Rector is the Rev. David Killeen (GTS Class of 2004).

Click here for job description and details.

 

Associate for Parish Life, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, New Canaan, CT (Posted 8/22/14)

Click here for job description and details.

 

Assistant Rector, Middleham and St. Peter's Parish, Lusby, MD (Posted 8/1/14)

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Chief Advancement Officer, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, AZ (Posted 7/30/14)

Click here for job description and details. 

 

Associate Rector, Grace Episcopal Church, Amherst, MA (Posted 7/28/14)

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Part-Time (3 hours, $150/ week) Sunday School Music Teacher and Choir Director, West End Collegiate Church, New York, NY (Posted 7/24/14)

Click here for job description and details.

Please send résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Children and Youth Ministries.

 

Part-Time (3 hours, $75/ week) Sunday School Teacher, West End Collegiate Church, New York, NY

(Posted 7/24/14)

Click here for job description and details.

Please send résumé to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Children and Youth Ministries.

 

Interim Youth Minister, Christ Church Greenwich, Greenwich, CT (Posted 7/23/14)

Click here for job description and details.

 

Rector, St. Cornelius Episcopal Church, Dodge City, KS (Reposted 7/21/14)

Click here for job description and details.

Click here for a brochure about the church and the position.

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Assistant Rector, St. James Episcopal Church, Wichita, KS (Posted 7/10/2014)

Please click here for job description and details.

Director of Family Ministries, Trinity Church, Princeton, NJ (Posted 6/25/2014)

Please click here for job description and details.

Rector, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Crystal Lake, IL (Posted 6/12/2014)

Please click here for parish's cover letter.

Please click here for job description and details.

Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, CT (Posted 6/10/2014)

For more information, please visit Trinity's Parish Profile, http://trinitysouthport.org/search2014

Please apply to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Director of Children's Ministry, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, New Canaan, CT (Posted 6/9/2014)

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General Stories

The Future of GTS

Students share their experience during this time of change. 

As part of our series, General Stories, we asked some students to write about the future of GTS especially as it pertains to their individual experiences.


Ian Kinman
MDiv Senior
Just the other day I read an article in The New York Times about how General was planning on selling the entire 9th Avenue campus, and moving to a new location. Of course, that article was published on January 28, 1880. It was a reminder to me that GTS has faced seemingly insurmountable problems, financial and otherwise, for its entire history, and will undoubtedly continue to do so. Nevertheless, it has survived, thrived, and grown during that entire time, adjusting to new situations and new realities.
As a student, I have the privilege of witnessing how the Seminary has been able to accomplish this wonderful feat. I have seen an astonishingly passionate and motivated group of students provide the energy and vision of what a seminary and a seminary education can be. I have witnessed a supremely dedicated faculty that pushes the boundaries of what teaching can be, while maintaining a vital historic tradition. Moreover, I have enjoyed working alongside a dedicated administration and staff whose only motivation is to keep the Seminary growing and thriving against challenging odds.
Of course, the future role our residential seminaries play in theological education involves decisions that must be made in dialogue with the entire Episcopal Church. Other aspects of seminary education will also need to be addressed, including the use of online technologies and the expansion of degrees, such as the MA,  to further allow opportunity for educating the laity in their callings and ministries.
I will be graduating this spring, hopefully continuing my academic studies of the Bible at another institution. I value my time spent here. The General Theological Seminary has given me  enormous opportunities for study and reflection.
I will leave the Close with fond memories of the wonderful times past, and with excitement for a promising future. As well, I will leave with pride in being part of a proud tradition, and with confidence that in the hands of current, and future, students, faculty, administration and staff, that proud tradition will continue forward.

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Ian Kinman

M.A.

Just the other day I read an article in The New York Times about how General was planning on selling the entire 9th Avenue campus, and moving to a new location. Of course, that article was published on January 28, 1880. It was a reminder to me that GTS has faced seemingly insurmountable problems, financial and otherwise, for its entire history, and will undoubtedly continue to do so. Nevertheless, it has survived, thrived, and grown during that entire time, adjusting to new situations and new realities.

As a student, I have the privilege of witnessing how the Seminary has been able to accomplish this wonderful feat. I have seen an astonishingly passionate and motivated group of students provide the energy and vision of what a seminary and a seminary education can be. I have witnessed a supremely dedicated faculty that pushes the boundaries of what teaching can be, while maintaining a vital historic tradition. Moreover, I have enjoyed working alongside a dedicated administration and staff whose only motivation is to keep the Seminary growing and thriving against challenging odds.

Of course, the future role our residential seminaries play in theological education involves decisions that must be made in dialogue with the entire Episcopal Church. Other aspects of seminary education will also need to be addressed, including the use of online technologies and the expansion of degrees, such as the MA,  to further allow opportunity for educating the laity in their callings and ministries.

I will be graduating this spring, hopefully continuing my academic studies of the Bible at another institution. I value my time spent here. The General Theological Seminary has given me  enormous opportunities for study and reflection. I will leave the Close with fond memories of the wonderful times past, and with excitement for a promising future. As well, I will leave with pride in being part of a proud tradition, and with confidence that in the hands of current, and future, students, faculty, administration and staff, that proud tradition will continue forward.

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Richard Proctor 

Anglican Studies 

For me the title of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling 2006 memoir sums up three central values of General Seminary:  Eat, Pray, and Love.  Although  GTS is best known for its chapel, liturgy, and tradition, after six short months here, I believe that the best thing we have going for us is our community.  I love that we have a free community meal on Tuesday nights, as well as coffee and bagels every morning after worship.  A seminary that eats together grows together.  I also love that there are four opportunities every day for us to gather as a community to pray for the world, the Close, and everybody and everything in between.  

The seminary that prays together stays together. And I’ll never forget after one of my first Tuesday evening Eucharist services, everybody was gathered around the outside of the chapel.  I wondered why everybody wasn’t heading to get in line for the community meal in Hoffman Hall.  Then a huge roar of applause erupted, and I turned to notice that the students were cheering for Jeff Roy, who had just preached his senior sermon during the service.  While many graduate schools are plagued by competition among the students, I realized then that GTS is blessed with students who love one another.  The seminary that loves together heals together.  I honestly trust the administration, board, and faculty to do their part to ensure that GTS has a bright future. I have a great deal of trust in and respect for our new President and Dean. But that can only happen if we continue to eat, pray, and love.

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