St. Elizabeth's Chapel

Rev. George Langberg
38 Chapel Turn 
Tuxedo NY 10987-0637

St. Elizabeth’s Chapel was built in memory of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, the daughter of William Pierson Hamilton and Juliet Pierpont Morgan Hamilton, and has been in continuous use as a place of worship since it was built in 1921.

Our Mission

We the parish of St. Elizabeth’s Memorial Chapel seek to provide, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, an environment where a loving Christian community can grow in Faith, spread the word of God, minister to the needs of all parishioners, and share our gifts and talents with our neighbors in the community, nation and the world.


Services are held every Sunday at 10:00 am, except August. Sunday School is held every Sunday beginning at 9:45 am, except August. All are welcome.

Parish Life

The St. Elizabeth's parish family is active in the surrounding community, supporting local ecumenical activities, including a regional food pantry hosted by the United Methodist Church in nearby Sloatsburg.

Annual parish events include community suppers, a spring plant sale, a wreath and poinsettia sale in December, and occasional chamber music and other concerts. The musical events are presented without charge as gifts to the community, taking advantage of the tranquil setting and the chapel's excellent acoustics.

Children have always been a focus at St. Elizabeth's, and our Sunday School continues to be an important part of our ministry. An annual children's Christmas Party, Easter egg hunt, and summer picnic complement the Bible-based instruction and bring together young and old.

Bible study and discussion groups, "movie nights", and programs like the widely-acclaimed Alpha Course provide adults with opportunities for education and spiritual growth.

Historical Notes

St. Elizabeth's Chapel was built in the early 1920's by descendants of Alexander Hamilton and J.P. Morgan in memory of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, the daughter of William Pierson Hamilton and Juliet Pierpont Morgan Hamilton. Elizabeth was born in 1908 and died shortly after her tenth birthday in the influenza epidemic that swept across the country at the end of World War I.

The Chapel was designed by architects Trowbridge & Livingston, with stained glass by Henry Wynd Young.  It evokes the character of the numerous estate chapels which dot the English countryside.  As is often the case in such family chapels, several Hamilton family members are interred in crypts beneath the flagstone floor, with Elizabeth's body beneath the altar itself. The walls also have commemorative plaques for family members who were buried elsewhere.

The intent of the Hamiltons was never for St. Elizabeth's to be a private family chapel, and it has been in continuous use as a place of public worship since it opened its doors in 1922.  The present congregation includes several families whose members have worshipped there for three generations, as well as people from surrounding communities who have been drawn by the combination of the chapel's idyllic setting, its adherence to traditional Anglican worship and Biblical teaching, and its friendly people.


St. Elizabeth's is a parish in the Diocese of the Northeast of the Anglican Church in America, which is in turn a member church of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC).