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All Angels' Church

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All Angels' Church is located on 251 West 80th Street in the Upper West Side of New York City. It is a member of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the Anglican Communion worldwide. In 2020, it reported 406 members, average attendance of 288, and $1,177,595 in plate and pledge income. History All Angels' parish was founded in the 1830s as a mission parish of St. Michael's Episcopal Church. It was established to minister to residents living in Seneca Village, a free black neighborhood which would later become a part of Central Park. The first church building was wooden and built in 1849 at 84th Street. It housed a racially mixed congregation, including freed African American slaves and recent European immigrants. Approximately 270 African American residents of Seneca Village were among the 1,600 people evicted under eminent domain during 1857, for the creation of Central Park. In the twentieth century, it was the local church of children's author Madeleine L'Engle
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