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A House of Prayer for Long Island Since 1885

Welcome to the Cathedral of the Incarnation!

Affectionately referred to by Long Islanders simply as "the cathedral," the Cathedral of the Incarnation is the mother church of the Diocese of Long Island. It is the seat of the Bishop and home to a lively Christian community.

The cathedral close is an oasis of green space in the village of Garden City. The close hosts not only the monumental cathedral building itself, but also the Mercer School of Theology and See House, the historic residence of the bishops of Long Island.

The cathedral is a sacred place at the heart of a diverse and busy island. It is a place for souls to find rest and refreshment as they join God's mission of peace and justice.

Here you will find a community of openness and welcome. A community of compassion and care. A community of courage and service.
Come pray with us. Grow with us. Serve with us.

Yours in Christ,
The Very Rev’d Michael Sniffen
Dean of the Cathedral




When is the Cathedral open to visitors?

  • In addition to being open for Sunday and weekday services, the Cathedral is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.
  • To see what's going on in the Cathedral, check out our Calendar

What time are your worship services?

  • Our Sunday Services are at 8am, 9:30am and 11:15am. You can learn more about them on our Worship page
  • The first Sunday of the month, we often have a 4pm Choral Evensong service. Learn more and see specific dates on our Music page
  • We also offer Morning Prayer from 8:45am to 9:00am and a Daily Mass from 12:15pm to 12:45pm, Monday through Friday.  
  • During the summer (beginning on Memorial Day and ending the week after Labor Day) our Sunday services are at 8am and 10am only. 

Do you offer tours?

  • We are happy to provide guided tours by appointment. Please contact Kris at kris@incarnationgc.org to schedule your tour.
  • Self-guided tour pamphlets are available at the main entrance of the cathedral.
  • A pamphlet for a self-guided arboreal tour of the cathedral close is also available at the cathedral entrance.  

How can I get connected?


Feel led to help out?

Our volunteers minister during weekend worship services, plan and organize special events, and much more.