New York

NYC's 'Little Church That Stood' plans 250th anniversary

  • This photo taken Tuesday Aug. 9, 2016, shows the exterior of St. Paul's Chapel in New York. The Episcopal sanctuary, Manhattan’s oldest church, is getting ready to celebrate its 250-year history, which includes worshippers ranging from George Washington to those who searched for victims following the Sept. 11 attacks.  The renovation will be unveiled on its anniversary date Oct. 30, along with a "9/11 Chapel of Remembrance" area for quiet reflection that also contains artifacts of the attacks. One World Trade Center rises in the background. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    This photo taken Tuesday Aug. 9, 2016, shows the exterior of St. Paul's Chapel in New York. The Episcopal sanctuary, Manhattan’s oldest church, is getting ready to celebrate its 250-year history, which includes worshippers ranging from George Washington to those who searched for victims following the Sept. 11 attacks. The renovation will be unveiled on its anniversary date Oct. 30, along with a "9/11 Chapel of Remembrance" area for quiet reflection that also contains artifacts of the attacks. One World Trade Center rises in the background. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken Tuesday Aug. 9, 2016, work continues at St. Paul's Chapel during a months-long interior restoration in New York. The Episcopal sanctuary, Manhattan’s oldest church, is getting ready to celebrate its 250-year history, which includes worshippers ranging from George Washington to those who searched for victims following the Sept. 11 attacks.  The renovation will be unveiled on its anniversary date Oct. 30, along with a "9/11 Chapel of Remembrance" area for quiet reflection that also contains artifacts of the attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    In this photo taken Tuesday Aug. 9, 2016, work continues at St. Paul's Chapel during a months-long interior restoration in New York. The Episcopal sanctuary, Manhattan’s oldest church, is getting ready to celebrate its 250-year history, which includes worshippers ranging from George Washington to those who searched for victims following the Sept. 11 attacks. The renovation will be unveiled on its anniversary date Oct. 30, along with a "9/11 Chapel of Remembrance" area for quiet reflection that also contains artifacts of the attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo taken Tuesday Aug. 9, 2016, a section of St. Paul's Chapel is shown during a months-long interior restoration in New York. The Episcopal sanctuary, Manhattan’s oldest church, is getting ready to celebrate its 250-year history, which includes worshippers ranging from George Washington to those who searched for victims following the Sept. 11 attacks.  The renovation will be unveiled on its anniversary date Oct. 30, along with a "9/11 Chapel of Remembrance" area for quiet reflection that also contains artifacts of the attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    In this photo taken Tuesday Aug. 9, 2016, a section of St. Paul's Chapel is shown during a months-long interior restoration in New York. The Episcopal sanctuary, Manhattan’s oldest church, is getting ready to celebrate its 250-year history, which includes worshippers ranging from George Washington to those who searched for victims following the Sept. 11 attacks. The renovation will be unveiled on its anniversary date Oct. 30, along with a "9/11 Chapel of Remembrance" area for quiet reflection that also contains artifacts of the attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

Manhattan's oldest church is getting ready to celebrate its 250-year history, which includes worshippers ranging from George Washington to those who searched for victims following the Sept. 11 attacks.

St. Paul's Chapel in lower Manhattan is best known today as the "Little Church that Stood," having survived unscathed as the World Trade Center towers came down across the street.

A monthslong interior renovation of the Episcopal sanctuary will be unveiled on its anniversary date Oct. 30, along with a "9/11 Chapel of Remembrance" area that contains artifacts of the attacks.

Tuesday, a weather-resistant statue of St. Paul was to be lowered by crane to a spot outside the chapel where the original had stood. The original has been restored and will be moved inside and unveiled on the anniversary date.